Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4745
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.
31792 04/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported large tree flotsam to CG. ILB exercising in area retrieved it to shore. NCI Yes Yes n/n
31588 04/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Liaised with CG and lifeguards to monitor two MoPs reported stuck in mud until they regained hard ground. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
31587 03/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any visual contact on MoPs reportedly tidebound. Updated when CRT and LB attended to ferry safely to shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
31720 03/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Directed Hamble Rescue LB to disabled yacht to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 22379
31587 03/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Liaised with CG to monitor and update on recovery of stranded MoPs by RNLI. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
31515 02/08/2019 NCI Exmouth CG requested visual check on dinghy in possible trouble. No sighting made. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 22178
31584 02/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Liaised with CG to identify large flotsam reported by MoP as a seal. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 22151
31706 01/08/2019 NCI Shoreham CG requested visual on disabled MB. Target sighted by beach patrol and reported to CG. Updated when it made it to shore unaided. MCA/HMCG No Yes 21966
31597 01/08/2019 NCI Prawle Point Relayed report from Start Pt. Lighthouse to CG of two RIBs harassing seals. NCI No Yes n/n
31703 31/07/2019 NCI Shoreham CG requested any visual of MoP report of kite surfer in difficulty. Kite sighted but not the surfer. AWLB attended and kite recovered but no casualty spotted. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 21827
31704 31/07/2019 NCI Shoreham Advised CG that ILB report of boys missing having been swimming in harbour were now safe ashore. nfa RNLI Yes Yes n/k
31441 30/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG downed kite surfer unable to recover. ILB attended to recover sail and found owner safe ashore. NCI Yes Yes 021719
31441 30/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Monitord and updated CG on recovery of downed windsurfer by LB. NCI Yes Yes 21719
30718 29/07/2019 NCI Portscatho Co-ordinated with CG and LB to recover two kayakers in distress. NCI Yes Yes n/k
31436 29/07/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported concern over lone swimmer to CG. Pilot Boat investigated but swimmer declined assistance. fawgi NCI No Yes n/a
31485 29/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Provided accurate position of groundedyacht for LB to attend to tow off and escort in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 021506
31400 29/07/2019 NCI Prawle Point Advised yacht caught on crab pot to call CG. Monitored and updated when AWLB assisted to release from pot's gear. NCI Yes Yes n/n
31419 29/07/2019 NCI Swanage Relayed report from pilot gig of disabled speedboat to CG. ILB attended to tow in. NCI Yes Yes n/n
31426 29/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Assisted CG and CRT in search for child reportsd missing. No sighting visually or by camera. Stood down when child found close to home. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 21503
31484 28/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported downed kite surfers to CG. One made shore, other picked up by ILB. NCI Yes Yes 021383
31388 28/07/2019 NCI Fleetwood Reported to CG motor launch aground. Monitored and updated when it managed to get afloat and return to harbour. CRT stood down. NCI No Yes 021285
31391 28/07/2019 NCI Worms Head Advised CG that a number of MoPs were likely to be tidebound on island. Monitored and updated CG and ILB until they managed to cross to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 021287
31425 28/07/2019 NCI Newhaven Reported disabled speedboat to CG. LB attended to tow in safely with 6 MoP. NCI Yes Yes 21316
31430 28/07/2019 NCI Newhaven CG requested any visual on windsurfer reportedly 'in trouble'. Scan showed three surfers with none in trouble. nfa FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes 21334
31898 27/07/2019 NCI Gosport Reported SART/EPIRB alert to CG. Updated when location of possible error transmission identified. nfa NCI No Yes 21171
31816 27/07/2019 NCI Needles CG requested any sighting of two missing kayakers. Not visual. Updated when ALB towed them in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 21202
31379 27/07/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG MoPs cut off by tide. Monitored and updated when seen to be safe. MoPs informed CG that they would rmain until the tide turned. nfa NCI No Yes 021121
31378 26/07/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported speed boat waving 'distress' to CG. Monitored and updated as passing vessel towed it in. nfa NCI No Yes 21031
31418 26/07/2019 NCI Folkestone Reported unmanned drifting inflatable ring to CG. Monitored and updated until it drifted out of sight. NCI No Yes n/n
31371 25/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl Confirmed to CG that due to monitoring the swimmers reported 'in difficulty' were in fact an organised event. ILB attended and confirmed all safe. FAWGI MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 20858
31373 25/07/2019 NCI Bass Point Co-ordinated with CG over yacht manoeuvring erratically. Ultimately she was found to be safe and operating in a way consistent with her skipper's usual practice. nfa NCI No Yes 20900
32210 25/07/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG possible bomb found by MoP on beach. CRT attended and item removed. NCI No Yes 20879
31360 23/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Monitored and updated CG on accurate position and recovery of disabled MC by local craft. MCA/HMCG No Yes 020156
31387 23/07/2019 NCI Newhaven Informed CG that disabled speedboat was visual. Monitored and updated when local craft towed it in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 020264
31343 23/07/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported possible beached ordnance to CG. CRT attended and object found to be empty casing. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
31350 23/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested observation of small inflatable reportedly drifting seawards. Sighting confirmed with it being towed back in safely. ILB launched and recalled. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 20225
31351 23/07/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any info on MoPs reported 'cut off by tide'. No sighting. CRT attended and recovered one person who had fallen onto beach. Casualty moved to hospital by relatives. MCA/HMCG No Yes 20286
31354 23/07/2019 NCI Caister Reported to CG two kayakers, one deflating, in main channel. Volunteer ILB attended to recover them safely to shore. NCI No Yes 20201
31359 22/07/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual monitoring of disabled PWC. Updated as local RIB returned it to its 'mothership' for safe recovery. MCA/HMCG No Yes 020035
31322 22/07/2019 NCI Mundesley Reported drifting unmanned inflatable to CG. Monitored and updated when Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) recovered it. NCI No Yes n/n


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