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.
31840 30/06/2019 NCI Stone Point Reported to CG as visual on capsized catamaran. Updated when LB recovered crew and HMI towed craft in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 16869
30727 30/06/2019 NCI Prawle Point Co-ordinated with CG to monitor vessels in collision. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/k
30731 30/06/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported and updated CG on capsized catamaran until safely recovered. NCI No Yes n/n
31435 29/06/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported speeding PWC to CG and Police. NCI No Yes n/n
30715 29/06/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported kayak in possible danger to CG. Monitored situation until safe. NCI No Yes n/k
30714 29/06/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported paddle boarder in possible danger near shipping lane to CG. NCI No Yes n/k
31841 29/06/2019 NCI Stone Point Reported kayak 'in trouble' to CG. Updated when Solent Rescue Recovered it to shore. NCI No Yes n/n
30718 29/06/2019 NCI Nells Point Provided accurate position of disabled RIB to CG for recovery by LBs. CRT also attended. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
30716 28/06/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual monitoring of yacht in possible distress near shore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
30707 28/06/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Reported unidentified large flotsam to CG. Monitored until resolved. NCI No Yes n/a
30705 28/06/2019 NCI Exmouth CG requested sighting of reported large flotsam. Identified as tethered mooring buoy. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 016432
30706 28/06/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported grounded yacht to CG. Monitored and updated when she floated clear on rising tide. nfa NCI No Yes 016443
30733 27/06/2019 NCI Gosport Reported and updated CG on swimmer in possible difficulty. NCI No Yes n/n
30918 26/06/2019 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of unwell walker on coast path to CG. CRT attended and casualty air-lifted to hospital by helo. NCI No Yes 016170
30677 26/06/2019 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of injured man on coast path to CG. Provided defribrillator and water until CRT and SAR helo arrived to lift to hospital. NCI No Yes 016170
30708 26/06/2019 NCI Torbay Reported kayaker in possible trouble to CG. Monitored situation until safely resolved. NCI No Yes n/k
30691 26/06/2019 NCI Exmouth CG requested any sighting of lone swimmer near Langstone Rocks. Potential casualty not in sight. Updated when police helo located him. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 016208
30694 26/06/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested any visual on drifting unmanned kayak. No sighting due to visibility. Updated when ILB recovered it. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 016217
31193 25/06/2019 NCI Wooltack Point Reported to CG smoke emitted by tanker after local staff reported strong aroma. 'Venting' confirmed. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 016086
30660 24/06/2019 NCI Fleetwood Reported to CG that 3 MoPs were in danger of becoming tidebound. ILB and CRT attended. Updated when the potential casualties made it back to shore. nfa NCI Yes Yes 016003
30657 23/06/2019 NCI Teignmouth Authorised by CG, directed ILB to disabled yacht to tow in safely MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 201585
30669 23/06/2019 NCI Holehaven Reported grass fire to CG. Fire service attended to extinguish without further damage. NCI No Yes n/n
30713 23/06/2019 NCI Porthcawl Relayed MoP concern for overdue dinghy to CG. Monitored situation until resolved. NCI No Yes n/k
31178 23/06/2019 NCI St Alban's Head AIS alert reported to CG (who had not had it). NFA as in French waters. NCI No Yes 015842
30737 23/06/2019 NCI Shoreham Monitored and updated CG on recovery of disabled MB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/k
30653 23/06/2019 NCI Newhaven Local Marine firm requested any contact on single-manned inflatable bound for France 2 days ago but no contact received. CG informed of incident and log book record. Helo search started. NCI No Yes 015885
30654 23/06/2019 NCI Southend Relayed snagged yacht's call on #65 to CG and asked yacht to call CG direct on #16. ILB deployed to assist. NCI Yes Yes 015859
30683 22/06/2019 NCI Portscatho Provided accurate position of disabled FV to CG for AWLB to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 15765
30634 22/06/2019 NCI Nells Point CG requested monitoring of two canoeists. Updated as they drifted further out. ILB launched and, directed by NCI, reached the canoeists just as they made harbour safely. nfa NCI Yes Yes 015728
30636 22/06/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Reported unidentified flotsam to CG. Updated when CRT recovered it from the beach. nfa NCI No Yes 15693
30637 22/06/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported fire onboard motor cruiser to CG. CRT, ILB, Ambulance and fire service deployed. Two casualties hospitalised with smoke inhalation. NCI Yes Yes 015771
30642 22/06/2019 NCI Porthcawl Spotted and reported to CG a dog cut off on rocks by tide. Number of MoPs also told NCI. ILB recommended and launched. Dog recovered safely and returned to owner. NCI Yes Yes 15801
30686 20/06/2019 NCI Whitstable Reported capsized single-handed catamaran having difficulty in righting to CG. Updated when occupant managed get it upright. nfa NCI No Yes 015496
30645 20/06/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual search for reported capsized dinghy. ILB attended but only found blue buoy. Stood down. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 015503
31842 20/06/2019 NCI Stone Point Monitored and updated CG on PanPan yacht in danger of grounding. Updated when it proceeded safely. NCI No Yes 12737
30630 19/06/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported windsurfer in difficulty to CG. Updated when he regained control. nfa NCI No Yes 015417
30724 18/06/2019 NCI Mundesley Reported collapse of flagpole adjacent to NCI Station to CG as danger to public. NCI No Yes n/a
30609 17/06/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG two MoPs stranded on Worms Head by tide. CRT and ILB attended to recover safely to mainland. NCI Yes Yes 015221
30613 17/06/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Reported possible large debris to CG. CRT attended. ILB identified it as a larger replacement range buoy. nfa. NCI Yes Yes 019015
30623 16/06/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Provided accurate position of disabled motor cruiser for Hamble Lifeboat to assist. MCA/HMCG No Yes 015075


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