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.
32143 18/08/2019 NCI Folkestone Advised CG of powerboat in possible trouble. NFA NCI No Yes n/n
31737 18/08/2019 NCI Mundesley Monitored and updated CG on recovery by lifeguards of three swimmers in trouble. CRT and ILB also attended. NCI Yes Yes 21713
31745 18/08/2019 NCI Exmouth CG requested any sighting of disabled RIB. No sighting. PanPan cancelled when it regained power. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 24466
31746 18/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported capsized trimaran to CG. Monitored and updated as a RIB and LB assisted to recover damaged float and tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 24476
31750 18/08/2019 NCI Felixstowe Assisted CG with PanPan traffic from small pleasure craft. Updated when ILB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 24557
31784 18/08/2019 NCI Southend Reported paddle boarder in trouble to CG and of ILB in proximity. Paddle Boarder School took action to recover casualty. nfa NCI Yes Yes 24513
31782 18/08/2019 NCI Southend Reported kite surfer entangled in Shoebury Boom to CG. ILB tasked and directed to casualty by NCI. Csualty safely landed ashore. NCI Yes Yes 24514
31702 17/08/2019 NCI Shoreham Relayed to CG report of swimmer 'in difficulties'. Not visual from Station. Updated when further report said safely ashore. NCI No Yes 20659
31717 17/08/2019 NCI Nells Point Relayed disabled yacht with seasick crew's radio traffic to CG. Identified casualty for AWLB to attend and escort it in. NCI Yes Yes 24362
31900 17/08/2019 NCI Gosport Reported to CG that disabled vessel was visual. Updated when local craft initiated tow prior to ILB taking it over. nfa NCI Yes Yes 24311
31725 16/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported dismasted yacht to CG. Race Control informed and RIB sent to investigate. Updated its position and incident closed. NCI No Yes 24214
31686 16/08/2019 NCI Newhaven Informed CG of single-handed yacht in difficulty close inshore. LB tasked and casualty brought in safely. NCI Yes Yes 24229
31817 16/08/2019 NCI Needles Reported vessel aground to CG. Updated when refloated on tide. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
31928 16/08/2019 NCI St Alban's Head Relayed report of found clothing near cliff edge to CG. No owner visible. nfa NCI No Yes 24237
31839 16/08/2019 NCI Stone Point Reported dismasted yacht to CG. Updated when it proceeded safely. NCI Yes Yes 24214
32208 16/08/2019 NCI Hornsea As requested by CG, assisted in search for missing person. Updated when potential casualty found inland. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes Police
31666 15/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual check on kite surfer reported 'in difficulty'. Updated when he was reported safe ashore. Visual search continued for his board. MCA/HMCG No Yes 24146
31685 15/08/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Relayed MoP report of oil leak from off-shore platform to CG. nfa NCI No Yes 24140
31601 15/08/2019 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that semi-disabled yacht was visual. Updated when she sailed out of sight in reduced sail. MCA/HMCG No Yes 24085
31599 14/08/2019 NCI Prawle Point Reported FV apparently unmanned in possible trouble to CG. Contact established on #16 and #65 and all well. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
31596 13/08/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported MoPs crossing flooding causeway to CG. Monitored and updated when they reached safety. NCI No Yes 23870
31596 13/08/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG a number of MoPs crossing flooding causeway. Updated when they reached land safely. NCI No Yes 23870
31711 13/08/2019 NCI Shoreham Identified disabled MB reported by CG and guided local SCG vessel to it to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 23843
31724 12/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Liaised with CG to search concerning two SART Alarms. Nothing sighted. Assumed system failure. nfa NCI No Yes 23693
31885 12/08/2019 NCI Folkestone CG requested any visual on reported pollution. Advised CG that heavy cloud shadow likely. Local SMIT boat confirmed no trace. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
31899 12/08/2019 NCI Gosport Monitored and reported to CG recovery of person in water by QHM RIB. MCA/HMCG No Yes 23767
31723 11/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported and monitored semi-disabled rowing boat to CG. Updated when it reached shore safely. NCI No Yes 23628
31722 10/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Relayed PanPan call from RIB to CG. Updated when it regained power and proceeded. nfa NCI No Yes 23427
31656 09/08/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG 2 MoPs crossing flooding causeway. CRT attended. Updated when they made it back on the ebb. NCI No No 23280
31598 08/08/2019 NCI Prawle Point CG requested any visual on lone paddleboarder in possible difficulty. No sighting due to low visibility. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
31712 08/08/2019 NCI Shoreham Reported to police 'suspicious' brief case brought to NCI Station. Police attended and removed it. nfa NCI No No n/n
31612 08/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Liaised with MoP and reported to CG possible unexploded bomb. CRT attended at low water and confirmed object was discarded fire extinguisher. FAWGI NCI No Yes 23129
31721 08/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported SART alarm call to CG. No other reports received. Assumed to be system error. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 23152
31610 06/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Liaised with CG, Pilot Cutter and HM on recovery of disabled dinghy to harbour. NCI No Yes 22844
31620 06/08/2019 NCI Torbay Updated CG on disabled yacht being towed into Brixham by RNLI. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 22922
31614 06/08/2019 NCI Exmouth Monitored and updated CG on recovery of disabled yacht by AWLB. NCI Yes Yes n/k
31659 06/08/2019 NCI Bass Point Warned yacht on #16 that she was approaching dangerous rocks. She altered course and thanked the NCI on #65 for the warning. NCI No No n/n
31658 05/08/2019 NCI Bass Point Reported vessel anchored close to underwater cable to BT. CG was asked to get ship to move - which it did. NCI No No n/n
31615 05/08/2019 NCI Rame Head Monitored and updated CG on yacht with broken mast on its proceeding under power to port. NCI No Yes 22776
31740 04/08/2019 NCI Froward Point Assisted CG with radio Pan Pan call. Updated when local FV assisted dismasted yacht and towed her in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 22533


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