Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 5097
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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.
35284 26/07/2020 NCI Prawle Point Confirmed to CG visual on capsized chartered RIB, Monitored and updated when ILB recovered it safely to shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 020669
35295 26/07/2020 NCI Exmouth In contact with CG and Beach Lifeguards over capsized inflatable. Monitored until Lifeguard PWC recovered it without any casualty. NCI No Yes 020666
35550 26/07/2020 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG a young girl being blown out in an inflatable. Shore Rescue ILB launched and casualty returned safely to shore. NCI No Yes 020711
35313 26/07/2020 NCI Rhoscolyn CG requested any sighting of kayakers reportedly 'in difficulty'. ILB tasked to position provided by NCI. All three safe ashore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 02615
35280 25/07/2020 NCI Felixstowe Reported coloured object floating out to CG. Local patrol LB investigated and found half-inflated balloons. nfa NCI No Yes 020508
35277 25/07/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Reported kite surfer in difficulty to CG. Monitored and updated when Southampton Patrol recovered casualty and board safely. NCI No Yes 020448
35273 24/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Monitored and updated CG on recovery of medically unwell youth on beach by CRT and ambulance team. NCI Yes Yes 020368
35266 23/07/2020 NCI Mablethorpe CG used NCI Station camera to try and locate missing person. Incident suspended at nightfall. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 020223
35270 23/07/2020 NCI Charmouth Sighted and monitored solo swimmer in possible trouble in strong current. Informed CG and updated when target managed to get back ashore. NCI No Yes 020131
35233 22/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl RNLI Lifeguards asked for monitoring of kayak in possible trouble. Target identified and updated when it made it safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 019980
35234 22/07/2020 NCI Rame Head MoP reported fainting lady close by. CG informed and paramedic attended. Lady recovered sufficiently to leave site. NCI No Yes 019938
35236 22/07/2020 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG three persons cut off by tide on Barry Island. ILB attended to bring them safely to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 20002
35244 22/07/2020 NCI Prawle Point CG requested any sighting of disabled ski-boat. Target sighted and updated when ILB recovered it safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 019925
35257 21/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Informed RNLI Lifeguards of two unmanned drifting inflatables. Targets retrieved by RNLI PWC. NCI Yes Yes n/n
35258 21/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Informed Lifeguards of bathers in Red Flag zone. Patrol attended and targets left water. NCI Yes Yes n/n
35222 21/07/2020 NCI Mablethorpe Relayed MoP report to police of children setting fire to undergrowth. PSO attended but nothing found. nfa NCI No No n/n
35226 21/07/2020 NCI Nare Point Reported to CG that disabled motor cruiser was visual. Monitored and updated when a local craft and AWLB assisted her in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 012719
35229 21/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Contacted CG to assist in finding missing child. Area swept visually and by camera but no sighting. CG later reported target found safe and well. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 019771
35231 21/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any sighting of MoPs reported tidebound. ILB launched and confirmed targets were climbers about to ascend. nfa FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
35213 20/07/2020 NCI Worms Head Co-ordinated with CG, CRT and RNLI to recover a number of MoP from island in rising tide. NCI Yes Yes 019578
35218 20/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG a number of people cut off by tide. RNLI and CRT attended. Updated when they managed to scramble ashore. LBs checked area before standing down. NCI Yes Yes 019595
35219 20/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any visual of possibly suicidal male. Camera link established on target. CRT attended. Updated when he was approached by police. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 019645
35474 20/07/2020 NCI Needles Liaised with CG and ILB to recover disabled yacht. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 019568
35211 19/07/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Advised CG that kayak stuck in mud was visual. Monitored and updated when CRT attended. NCI No Yes 019412
35197 18/07/2020 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG and police three youths entering secure compound. Police attended and targets exited swiftly. NCI No Yes n/n
35182 17/07/2020 NCI Felixstowe Reported to CG possible FV in trouble. CRT attended. Target monitored and found not to be in trouble (rowing to lobster pots with engine failure). nfa NCI No Yes 018945
35189 17/07/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested any sighting of reportedly capsized vessel. LB attended and area searched but no sighting. FAWGI ? MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 18977
35186 17/07/2020 NCI Exmouth Reported to CG that disabled PWC reported by NCI Teignmouth was visual. Updated when ILBs recovered it to shore. NCI Yes Yes 018940
35196 17/07/2020 NCI Teignmouth Relayed call from disabled PWC to CG. Exmouth and Teignmouth LBs attended to tow in. NCI Yes Yes 018940
35172 16/07/2020 NCI St Ives Relayed to CG MoP report of drifting vessel. Outcome unknown at present. NCI No Yes 018716
35175 16/07/2020 NCI Cromer First Aid trained watchkeeper attended injured lady close by. Her husband took her to hospital. NCI No Yes n/n
35184 16/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Carried out camera search for suicidal MoP for CG. ILB, CRT and police involved. Latter found the target. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 018717
35190 16/07/2020 NCI Teignmouth Reported youths 'tombstoning' to CG. Lifeguards attended. No injuries assets stood down. NCI Yes Yes 018747
35155 14/07/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG that fallen elderly MoP was visual and area on camera. CRT and ambulance attended to casevac casualty. MCA/HMCG No Yes 18512
35241 14/07/2020 NCI Nare Point Reported capsized kayak to CG. Monitored and updated when local craft assisted to bring ashore. ILB also attended. NCI Yes Yes n/k
35144 13/07/2020 NCI Newhaven Co-operated with CG, CRT and LB in search for possible body on beach after clothes found on clifftop. Individual found safe and well. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 018369
35473 13/07/2020 NCI Needles CG requested any sighting of vessel hitting rock. Updated CG when it was seen being escorted in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 018335
35147 13/07/2020 NCI Cromer Provided first aid kit to MoP after a fall on the slipway causing minor injuries. Casevav not required. NCI No Yes n/n
35279 13/07/2020 NCI Felixstowe Notified CG of rescue by MoP of child struggling in the water. Police also informed. NCI Yes Yes 020152
35158 13/07/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested any sighting of paddle boarder reportedly 'in difficulty'. Search carried out but no casualty sighted. nfa FAWGI? MCA/HMCG No Yes 018314


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