Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5194
Alternatively select a specific year to see how many Incidents were reported for that Year.
Glossary of Terms
FAWGI = False Alarm With Good Intent, MoP = Member of the Public, NFA = No Further Action, HMCG, CG or MCA = Coastguard,
CRT = Coastguard Rescue Team, CGOC = Coast Guard Operations Centre, ILB/ALB/LB = Lifeboats, MV = Motor Vessel, MB = Motor Boat,
ML = Motor Launch, FV = Fishing Vessel, PB = Power Boat, PWC = Personal Water Craft ("Jet Ski"), RIB = Rigid Inflatable Boat,
VLCC = Very Large Crude Carrier, UKBF = UK Border Force
Incident No. Date of Incident Station Name Incident Summary Initiated by Lifeboat involved MCA MCA No.
35756 01/09/2020 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported to CG 3 adults and a dog tidebound on sandbar with incoming tide. ILB launched to land them safely ashore. NCI Yes Yes 028736
35758 01/09/2020 NCI Nells Point Informed CG of two MoPs about to be tidebound on Sully Island. ILB launched to bring them to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 028766
35745 31/08/2020 NCI Exmouth Beach Lifeguards requested monitoring of two 'incapable' MoPs fishing and adrift in poor conditions. LG PWC assisted them ashore. RNLI Yes Yes n/n
35751 31/08/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual and camera search for paddle boarder reportedly 'in difficulty'. Struggling target was already being monitored. Updated when Lifeguards PWC assisted him to shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 028561
35763 30/08/2020 NCI Cromer Reported to CG six children climbing cliff dangerously. CRT attended to give advice. MCA/HMCG No Yes 28335
35730 30/08/2020 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG 7 MoPs stranded on Worms Head. CRT and ILB attended to bring to mainland. Some others remained fishing for longer. All safe. NCI Yes Yes 028333
35858 29/08/2020 NCI Needles Relayed call from local craft to CG on safe recovery of four capsized kayakers. NCI No Yes 025739
35761 28/08/2020 NCI Folkestone Monitored explosion of object by Explosive Ordnance. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
35717 28/08/2020 NCI Mablethorpe CG requested observation of possibly intoxicated male near water's edge. Target sighted and monitored while RNLI, police and ambulance attended to recover from sea. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 027959
35722 28/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Provided position of dinghy shipping water and calling Pan Pan to CG for AWLB to attend and tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 28016
35724 28/08/2020 NCI Newhaven Reported yacht 'in difficulty' to CG. Monitored and updated when AW:B attended to tow in. NCI Yes Yes 028015
35711 27/08/2020 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Provided accurate position to CG of disabled yacht for local LB to attend and tow in safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 027841
35900 27/08/2020 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG two persons about to be tidebound. CRT attended but no sighting made. nfa NCI No Yes 027813
35714 26/08/2020 NCI Prawle Point CG requested visual check on yacht with engine failure. Sighting confirmed. Updated when she managed to make harbour with HM assistance. MCA/HMCG No Yes 27704
35716 25/08/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported drifting yacht to CG and collision with another on mooring. LB attended to sort the targets out. NCI Yes Yes 027532
35726 25/08/2020 NCI Torbay Liiased with CG over two paddleboarders without buoyancy vests at risk in poor conditions. Monitored and updated when they made shore safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 027569
35692 25/08/2020 NCI Nare Point Reported capsized unmanned dinghy on mooring to CG and Sailaway office. Latter righted and recovered it to shore. NCI No Yes n/n
35707 24/08/2020 NCI Portland Bill Reported refined location of yacht's Mayday call giving incorrect position in Portland Race to CG. AWLB launched and towed her in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 27391
35669 24/08/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG that yacht with steering loss was in sight. Updated when she regained steerage and was escorted in by Cowes LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 27389
35685 24/08/2020 NCI Great Orme Reported paddle boarders in possible trouble to CG. ILB launched but targets helped by local craft before being brought ashore by ILB. NCI Yes Yes 027378
35700 24/08/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG three MoPs stuck in mud calling for help. Updated when they were helped out by a passer-by. NCI No Yes n/n
35646 23/08/2020 NCI Worms Head CG requested any sighting of yacht with engine failure. AWLB and helo attended. Incident still in progress when Station closed. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 027204
35654 23/08/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any sighting of windsurfer reportedly 'in trouble'. No sighting. Updated when Lifeguards reported him safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 027141
35655 23/08/2020 NCI Exmouth MoP asked the Station to monitor windsurfer with broken board. Updated when Beach Lifeguard assisted. NCI No No n/n
35975 23/08/2020 NCI Froward Point Reunited autistic man found with his carer and reported to police. NCI No Yes 031909
35656 23/08/2020 NCI Exmouth Reported grounded yacht to CG. NCI No Yes 027231
35657 23/08/2020 NCI Newhaven Reported position of semi-disabled motor cruiser to CG. Updated when casualty was escorted in safely by AWLB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 027234
35666 23/08/2020 NCI Chapel Point CG requested monitoring of drifting life rafts. Targets sighted and CG updated when they managed to paddle to shore. ILB stood down MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 027177
36127 23/08/2020 NCI Gosport Reported to CG that grounded yacht was visual. Updated when it refloated. QHM advised it on safe course in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 027117
35695 23/08/2020 NCI Nare Point Reported to CG possibly commercial RIB taking pictures close to beach. NCI No Yes n/n
35643 23/08/2020 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG as visual on yacht with engine fire. Monitored and updated when LB and local FV attended prior to being towed in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
35644 23/08/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Provided CG with position of RIB with flooded engine for LB to escort in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
35691 23/08/2020 NCI Southend Reported kite surfer in Shoebury Boom to CG. Monitored and updated when passing dinghy recovered him to shore. CRT attended. NCI No Yes 027225
35718 22/08/2020 NCI St Alban's Head Reported ketch making difficult progress in SW Gale. Monitored and updated CG until Station closed. NCI No Yes 027006
36126 22/08/2020 NCI Gosport Provided CG with position of yacht taking in water. Monitored and updated as LB tasked and casualty made harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 26909
35686 22/08/2020 NCI Southend Reported to CG kite surfer trapped in Shoebury Boom. ILB launched and target managed to swim ashore. LB recovered his rig. NCI Yes Yes 027003
35636 22/08/2020 NCI Fleetwood Reported to CG and monitored lady collapsed on beach. Updated when a passer-by assisted her up again. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
35638 22/08/2020 NCI Felixstowe Reported to CG that yacht with engine failure was visual. Monitored and updated when local LB took her in tow. MCA/HMCG No Yes 026994
35625 21/08/2020 NCI Cromer CG requested visual search for possibly missing person after clothing and watch found on beach. Police, LB and CRT attended but no one found. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 076695
35630 21/08/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual check for swimmers reportedly 'at risk'. Area checked and only two open water swimmers detected in no difficulty. FAWGI nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n


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