Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4745
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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.
32323 21/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl Police attended he NCI Station to request visual search for missing vulnerable MoP. No sighting obtained and CG updated. nfa Police No Yes n/n
32225 21/09/2019 NCI Fleetwood Reported concern over an inflatable to CG. Updated its position to LB. Monitored and updated as it returned to harbour. NCI Yes Yes 29307
32248 21/09/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported capsized PWC to CG. Monitored and updated when he managed to regain his ski. nfa NCI No Yes 29244
32251 21/09/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Relayed report of vehicle stuck in sand on a rising tide to CG. CRT and a private 4x4 attended and towed it clear in time. NCI No Yes 29270
32318 21/09/2019 NCI Gosport Oveheard disabled yacht reporting to CG. Casualty observed and monitored for CG until she safely made harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 29219
32318 21/09/2019 NCI Gosport Intercepted disabled yacht traffic to CG. Identified casualty, monitored its progress and updated CG when it managed to reach harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 29219
32322 20/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual monitoring of recovery by ILB and CRT of lone swimmer reported in difficulty. Updated when casuaty was brought ashore for casevac to hospital. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29117
32747 20/09/2019 NCI Charmouth Reported to CG that disabled yacht was visual. Remained on watch to monitor its recovery to harbour by RNLI LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29152
32233 20/09/2019 NCI Swanage Reported yacht in difficulty to CG. AWL launched and towed yacht in safely. NCI Yes Yes 29161
32179 19/09/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported grounded yacht with engine failure to CG. Monitored and updated as local boat and LB attended to tow off and into harbour. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29016
32309 18/09/2019 NCI Folkestone Reported to CG and police an MoP's allegation of seeing possible immigrants. Report suspect. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
32215 17/09/2019 NCI Torbay Relayed CRT paging call to Habourmaster re capsized kayak. Casualty recovered safely by harbour's launch. MCA/HMCG No Yes 28814
32216 17/09/2019 NCI Torbay Informed Harbourmaster of paddle boarders on Shag Rock with rising tide. HM unable to assist. CG informed but nfa NCI No Yes 28847
32155 17/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported heath fire to local Rangers. Updated when fire extinguished. NCI No No n/n
32161 17/09/2019 NCI Boscastle Reported concern over missing child to CG. Monitored event and updated when child reappeared from shore. nfa FAWGI NCI No Yes 28830
32151 16/09/2019 NCI Torbay Reported dog over cliff edge to CG. CRT attended and recovered dog to owners. NCI No Yes 28722
32177 16/09/2019 NCI Mundesley Reported to CG large flotsam as possible hazard. Council also advised and object monitored until out of sight. NFA taken. NCI No Yes n/a
32144 16/09/2019 NCI Folkestone Monitored and updated CG on recovery by Folkestone Rescue of two swimmers. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
32156 15/09/2019 NCI Holehaven Co-operated with local PLA and monitored recovery of a capsized PWC. CG not involved. NCI No No n/n
32122 15/09/2019 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported collapse runner to CG. CRT and ambulance attended and casualty was removed to hospital. NCI No Yes 028354
32130 15/09/2019 NCI Exmouth CG requested visual check on walkers reported on sandbank. Targets observed and in no danger. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 28654
32153 14/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG a camera sweep showed a boat club tractor bogged down on an incoming tide. Updated when CRT attended but as no pollution expected vehicle left for falling tide. NCI No Yes 27293
32123 14/09/2019 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported to CG three MoP tidebound on sandbar. ILB and CRT attended and casualties were safely brought ashore. NCI Yes Yes 28420
32142 14/09/2019 NCI Lyme Bay Reported to CG sighting of thought to be paddle boarders at extreme range. ILB launched and target found to be a fishing net and buoys. nfa NCI Yes Yes 28432
32110 13/09/2019 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Reported concern to CG over four MoPs possibly about to be tidebound. Updated when they managed to wade to shore NCI No Yes 28274
32119 13/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl Relayed MoP report of dead porpoise on beach to CG. CRT attended and guided to target by NCI for disposal by council.. NCI No Yes 28282
32182 13/09/2019 NCI Gosport CG requested any sighting of overturned boat. Surveyed area but no sighting. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 28239
32232 12/09/2019 NCI Swanage Reported paddleboarder and kayak in trouble to CG. ILB launched and directed to casualty on #65. Casualties brought safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 28168
32181 12/09/2019 NCI Gosport Reported to CG visual on leaking yacht. Monitored and updated as she managed to make harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 28170
32202 12/09/2019 NCI Shoreham Reported position of disabled yacht to CG. Updated when casualty was safely towed in by AWLB. NCI Yes Yes 28203
32112 11/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual check on kayaker reported as 'in difficulty'. Target identified as a new sailing hydrofoil and not in trouble. CG updated. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
32085 10/09/2019 NCI Caister Reported cargo vessel aground to CG. Tug on stand-by. Updated when casualty refloated without damage. NCI No Yes 28004
32028 08/09/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual search for possible casualties in water from drifting RIB. Three ILBs, CRT and helo tasked. Later found to be a stolen RIB with no pesons in danger. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 27627
32048 08/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported disabled speed boat to CG and provided name of vessel in area. Updated when the latter towed the casuaty in. NCI No Yes 27796
32024 07/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Corrected a disabled yacht's position to CG for ILB to attend and clear fouled rudder. Target continued safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 27650
32005 04/09/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG that disabled motor vessel was visual. Updated when SEASTART attended and towed it in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 27385
32145 04/09/2019 NCI Folkestone CG requested visual search for dinghy thought to be in trouble. No sighting obtained. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
32131 04/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested camera monitoring of disabled dayboat. ILB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 28414
31994 04/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported disabled RIB to CG. ILB launched and conned onto casualty by NCI to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 27358
32125 03/09/2019 NCI Shoreham CG requested visual check on kite surfer reportedly 'in difficulty'. Updated when NCI beach patrol established none in trouble. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 27293


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