Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5097
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.
35418 05/08/2020 NCI Stone Point CG requested visual search for possibly missing person. CRT and LB also tasked and empty PWC found but no further sighting. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 022691
35417 05/08/2020 NCI Stone Point Monitored and updated CG on recovery of disabled vessel by LB. NCI Yes Yes 22769
35444 04/08/2020 NCI Cromer Notified CG of three children climbing dangerous cliff. NCI No Yes n/n
35519 04/08/2020 NCI Prawle Point Reported paddleboarder towing a kayak to CG. No further sighting. nfa NCI No Yes 022615
35475 04/08/2020 NCI Needles Monitored and updated CG when three youngsters were reported drifting out but regained beach. MCA/HMCG No Yes 022665
35413 04/08/2020 NCI Penzance Relayed call from yacht with concern over five kayaks in poor conditions to CG. AWLB and ILB attended to escort in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 22655
35518 03/08/2020 NCI Prawle Point CG requested any sighting of RIB with crew in possible trouble. Target identified and reported back in harbour. LB deployed in case of casualties. NFA MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 22525
35372 02/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Reported three MoPs tidebound on Sully Island to CG. Monitored and updated when ILB transferred them safely to the mainland. NCI Yes Yes 022295
35373 02/08/2020 NCI Porthdinllaen Reported injured walker to CG. CRT and ambulance attended to remove to hospital. NCI No Yes 02203
35520 02/08/2020 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of possibly illegal immigrants to CG. No further action known. NCI No Yes n/n
35376 02/08/2020 NCI Worms Head Reported three MoPs tidebound on outer Head. ILB and CRT attended to recover safely to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 022306
35377 02/08/2020 NCI Chapel Point Reported downed windsurfer to CG attempting to recover his kite. ILB and CRT tasked. Monitored and updated when he managed to reach shore. NCI Yes Yes 022215
35394 02/08/2020 NCI Fleetwood Monitored and updated CG on recovery of drifting canoe by ILB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 22256
35353 01/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Passed details of windsurfers with lost board to CG. Updated when ILB launched to recover the rig. NCI Yes Yes n/n
35354 01/08/2020 NCI Newhaven Reported to CG that disabled yacht was visual. Updated when she was towed in by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 021936
35369 01/08/2020 NCI Stone Point Reported possibly disabled yacht to CG. LB attended to sort out sail damage and tow in. NCI Yes Yes 021942
35400 01/08/2020 NCI Cape Cornwall CG requested visual check for kayak reported by concerned MoP. Area scanned and only kayak sighted was not in trouble. NFA FAWGI ? MCA/HMCG No Yes 002037
35347 01/08/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested search for swimmer thought to be in trouble. No sighting. Updated when target back on land. MCA/HMCG No Yes 021939
35351 01/08/2020 NCI Nells Point Confirmed to CG that swimmers reportedly 'in difficulty' were being recovered by paddleboarders. ILB attended. FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 021959
35347 01/08/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual search for person reported 'in water'. No sighting. Incident closed when target back on land. MCA/HMCG No Yes 021939
35351 01/08/2020 NCI Nells Point CG requested visual search for swimmers reported 'in trouble'. Targets identified. Updated when they were recovered by paddleboarders. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 021959
35341 31/07/2020 NCI Nells Point Informed CG of swimmers in possible difficulty in strong current. ILB attended until they managed to reach safer water. NCI Yes Yes 021772
35346 31/07/2020 NCI Newhaven CG requested visual search for missing swimmer. No sighting. Target found safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 021622
35348 31/07/2020 NCI Newhaven Liaised with police searching for missing child. Reported to CG that child had been found safe. LB had also attended. nfa Police Yes Yes 021792
35326 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Assisted harbourmaster by reporting disabled cabin cruiser to CG. ILB attended to return it to marina. NCI Yes Yes 021331
35327 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG MoPs about to be tidebound. ILB attended and reported them as safe. NCI Yes Yes 021332
35328 30/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual search for missing child. CRT attended and child found safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 021392
35329 30/07/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Requested ambulance assistance for injured intoxicated lady with husband. Casualty removed to hospital. NCI No Yes 021280
35682 30/07/2020 NCI Folkestone CG requested visual check for motor cruiser reportedly in distress. Area surveyed and nothing untoward sighted. FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
35318 29/07/2020 NCI Fleetwood Reported to CG walkers and dog in potential danger from tide. Monitored and updated when they managed to wade waist deep back to shore. ILB attended. NCI Yes Yes 021154
35339 29/07/2020 NCI Boscastle Acted as relay between CRT and CG during recovery of injured MoP by air ambulance. MCA/HMCG No Yes 021113
35458 29/07/2020 NCI Torbay CG requested any visual on four MoP cut off by tide. Observed and updated when ILB attended to bring them safely ashore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 2119
35556 29/07/2020 NCI Torbay Liaised with police and CRT to trace missing male near cliff edge. Target located on coast path and moved to hospital for assessment. Police Yes Yes n/n
35350 29/07/2020 NCI Penzance MoP reported disabled yacht in danger of beaching. Target identified and monitored until she was towed in by LB. NCI Yes Yes 021150
35315 29/07/2020 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual check for missing kayakers. Reported targets now safely ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 021101
35325 28/07/2020 NCI Shoreham CG requested visual search for lilo reported as drifting to sea. Target spotted and reported when it blew ashore. MCA/HMCG No Yes 020930
35304 28/07/2020 NCI Nare Point Reported drifting unmanned dinghy to CG and local craft in vicinity. Monitored and updated when it was recovered to shore by local boat. NCI No Yes 020917
35308 28/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual sweep of area for two inflatables reported by MoP as drifting. Visual and camera sweep had no sighting other than possibly mistaken objects. FAWGI? MCA/HMCG No Yes 020949
35296 27/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Beach Lifeguards requested visual search for missing kite surfer. No sighting made. RNLI Yes Yes n/n
35324 26/07/2020 NCI Holehaven Reported to CG youths releasing tender to drift. Owner and others managed to retrieve it. NCI No Yes n/n


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