Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4671
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.
31664 13/07/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported visual on disabled RIB to CG. Monitored and updated when ILB attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
31076 10/07/2019 NCI Torbay Solent CG requested any visual on drifting (empty) Li-Lo. Target sighted and reported. MCA/HMCG No Yes 018355
31146 10/07/2019 NCI Shoreham CG requested lookout for semi-disabled yacht. Not sighted due to poor visibility. Updated when it managed to continue passage. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 018380
31152 09/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any sighting of kayakers reported 'in trouble'. Sighting confirmed of kayakers practising roll recovery. NFA MCA/HMCG No Yes 18241
31287 08/07/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of disabled yach to CG. Not visual but CG confirmed knowledge and LB was in attendance. NCI Yes Yes 018022
018094 08/07/2019 NCI St Alban's Head Reported yacht indicating distress to CG. AWLBs launched and towed it in safely. NCI Yes Yes 018094
31006 07/07/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG possible danger to MoP climbing cliffs. CRT attended and man recovered safely to top. nfa NCI No Yes 018007
31008 07/07/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG MoP in possible danger on flooded causeway. CRT attended until potential casualty managed to wade back to shore. NCI No Yes 018032
31019 07/07/2019 NCI St Ives Reported to CG that elderly lady required medical assistance on coast path. Paramedic attended. Casualty allowed home. nfa NCI No Yes 017939
31035 07/07/2019 NCI Newhaven CG requested visual search for possibly missing swimmer. AWLB deployed and swimmer returned ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 018021
31036 07/07/2019 NCI Newhaven CG Mobile requested lookout for possibly self-harming female. Police attended and took subject into care. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
31049 07/07/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of injured beach user to Lifeguards. Casualty moved to hospital. NCI No No n/n
31051 07/07/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported overloaded and heeling speedboat without lifejackets to CG. ILB attended and gave occupants safety 'advice'. NCI Yes Yes 01822
31003 07/07/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported possible overturned dinghy to CG. CRT attended and AWLB launched. Object identified as inflated safety bags. nfa NCI Yes Yes 017984
31050 06/07/2019 NCI Herne Bay Reported damaged PWC to CG. ILB attended and directed to incident on Chan. Zero while second PWC towed casualty ashore where paramedic examined driver. nfa. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 017781
30991 06/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG that MB with fire onboard was in sight and position provided. Updated when overheating reduced and casualty towed in by another. MCA/HMCG No Yes 017755
30992 06/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Relayed PanPan call to CG. Monitored events and updated CG when casualty was towed in prior to regaining power. NCI No Yes 017774
30996 06/07/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported MoPs tidebound on Sully Island to CG. ILB and CRT attended and one casualty returned to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 017853
31000 06/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Relayed to CG MoP concern over struggling kayak. Monitored and updated situation until fishing kayak identified as safe by CRT. nfa NCI No Yes 17856
31004 06/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported drifting inflatable in main channel to CG. Updated when Hamble LB attended and dinghy towed clear by passing yacht. nfa NCI No Yes 017768
31005 06/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested camera monitoring for possibly lost campers. Updated when police attended. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 17869
30989 05/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested camera scan of two MoPs reported tidebound. ILB recovered them to CRT ashore. Then CG requested ILB be directed to two 'tombstoners'. Incident resolved when those involved were 'advised. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 17668
31202 05/07/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported flare fired for man overboard. Monitored and updated CG on extensive search by other craft, helo and LB. casualty (without lifejacket) not located. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
30917 04/07/2019 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG that disabled motor cruiser was visual. Updated when an adjacent vessel towed her in. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
30964 04/07/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported pickup truck caught on sand in rising tide to CG and Lifeguards. Updated when another one pulled it out NCI No Yes 017475
30999 04/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported grounded launch to CG. Monitored Southampton Patrol assisting until stood down. NCI No Yes 017485
31001 04/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG dinghy fishing in main channel. Monitored and updated when Southampton Patrol moved it clear. NCI No Yes 017488
31341 04/07/2019 NCI Portscatho Reported to CG that disabled Motor Cruiser was visual. Monitored until LB attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 017427
30934 03/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported concern over kayakers near caves to CG. ILB on local exercise directed to position by NCI and found climbers safe. nfa NCI Yes Yes 17351
30884 03/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Relayed MoP report of dog in danger to CG. ILB launched and directed to dog by NCI. Updated when dog regained beach safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 017260
30897 02/07/2019 NCI Gosport Reported to CG that disabled yacht was visual. Updated when police RIB attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 17165
30933 02/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported comcern for swimmer in open water and strong tide to CG. ILB launched. Updated when he reached beach safely. nfa NCI Yes Yes 17226
30778 02/07/2019 NCI Prawle Point Reported dismasted yacht proceeding east to CG. Monitored her until out of sight. NCI No Yes n/a
30750 30/06/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported disabled speedboat drifting near rocks to CG. Monitored until safe. NCI No Yes n/k
31335 30/06/2019 NCI Fleetwood CG requested observation of reported light aircraft crash. Sighted and reported yellow kite surfer. FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes 016830
30749 30/06/2019 NCI Porthcawl Relayed MoP report of missing person to CG. NCI No Yes n/n
30747 30/06/2019 NCI Torbay Reported disabled motorboat to CG. Monitored her until safely resolved. NCI No Yes n/k
30743 30/06/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported and monitored potential capsizing of Canadian type canoe until safe. NCI No Yes n/n
30885 30/06/2019 NCI Holehaven Reported to CG numerous children playing dangerously around harbour and boats. CRT, lifeboat and police attended and children ordered ashore. NCI Yes Yes n/n
30739 30/06/2019 NCI Charlestown Reported concern for kayaker to CG. Monitored until safe. NCI No Yes n/n


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