Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4739
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.
34738 23/05/2020 NCI Newhaven CG requested any sighting of MoPs fishing illegally. Targets reported and mobile unit attended. . MCA/HMCG No Yes 10784
34737 23/05/2020 NCI Exmouth CG requested any sighting of missing MoP. Safety services attended and target found safe at home. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 10756
34744 22/05/2020 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of grounded yacht to CG. Photo transmitted for identification. No crew visible. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
34739 21/05/2020 NCI Cape Cornwall Reported large debris in water to CG. RNLI attended and found items from wreck abandoned earlier. nfa NCI Yes Yes 10490
34706 16/05/2020 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Reported capsized dinghy unable to recover to CG and requested RNLI support. Two exhausted crew rescued safely. NCI Yes Yes 9866
34325 18/03/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual check on MoP report of craft 'in trouble'. Confirmed that they were military RIBs on exercise. FAWGI nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 5637
34312 17/03/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported lady in wheelchair very close to crumbling cliff edge. Watchkeeper spoke to her but she refused to move. CRT and police attended and took over the incident. NCI No Yes 5575
34335 17/03/2020 NCI Porthcawl Tried to pass MoP report of abandoned disability scooter to police but no contact on 101. Landline established and CG also advised. No owner present and taken to be simple breakdown. NFA NCI No Yes n/n
34290 15/03/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested scan of beach for injured MoP reported. Updated as casualty sighted being recovered to hospital by friends. MCA/HMCG No Yes 5408
34426 15/03/2020 NCI Shoreham Reported to CG kayaker waving for help. Monitored and updated CG, HM and RNLI when he made it ashore safely. nfa NCI Yes Yes 5394
34282 14/03/2020 NCI Penzance CG requested monitoring of two paddle-boarders reportedly 'in diificulty'. ILB attended. Targets sighted and found to be safe. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 5297
34284 14/03/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported downed kite surfer to CG. ILB attended, recovered kite and found owner safe on beach. NCI Yes Yes 5332
34289 13/03/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested any sighting of debris MoP reported in water. Area scanned but nothing seen. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 5215
34244 10/03/2020 NCI Fleetwood Reported grounded vessel to CG. Monitored and updated as local vessel passed and confirmed it unmanned. Recovery to be arranged, nfa NCI No Yes 5037
34260 08/03/2020 NCI Southend In contact with CG over discovery of abandoned surfboard reported by MoP. No casualties found. Incident closed. NCI No Yes 4834
34209 08/03/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual check on paddle boarders 'in trouble' reported by MoP. Target sighted and CG updated when they returned to beach. FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes 4828
34214 08/03/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported concern over downed wind surfer to CG. Monitored and updated when he managed to struggle ashore. NCI No Yes 4882
34215 08/03/2020 NCI Porthcawl CG requested observation of MoP report of person in danger on pierhead. Target identified and CG updated when fisherman seen to be safe. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4889
34223 07/03/2020 NCI Penzance CG CRT requested camera check for missing MoP and dog. Targets sighted safe and well. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
34248 07/03/2020 NCI Stone Point Reported capsized dinghy with two crew to CG. AWLB attended but stood down when no casualties sighted. Craft returned to shore. NCI Yes Yes 4759
34247 07/03/2020 NCI Calshot Tower Relayed Pan Pan from rudderless yacht to CG. Monitored non.RNLI LB attending as yacht proceeded safely. NCI No Yes 4772
34200 07/03/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual check on MoP's report of disabled vessel. NCI confirmed that it was stopped and fishing. FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes 4744
34202 07/03/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported downed wind-surfer to CG. ILB directed to casualty and two surfers in difficulty returned safely to shore for CRT assessment. NCI Yes Yes 4765
34166 04/03/2020 NCI Charmouth Reported to CG large debris in water as possible 'carcass' of missing MoP. Monitored and updated as ILB recovered large lobster pot. nfa NCI Yes Yes 4435
34104 26/02/2020 NCI Calshot Tower In contact with CG concerning DSC Distress signal received. Updated when found to be equipment fault. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 4066
34106 26/02/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head In contact with CG regarding DSC Alert received. All stood down when found to be equipment fault. NCI Lee-on-Solent also involved. MCA/HMCG No Yes 4066
34112 26/02/2020 NCI Gosport In contact with CG concerning Mayday Relay received. Updated when found to be equipment fault. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 4066
34070 23/02/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG that kitesurfer was safe ashore after ILB had launched in response to a 999 call. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
34070 23/02/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Monitored and updated CG on recovery by ILB of kitesurfer seen safe ashore. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 3875
34084 23/02/2020 NCI Teignmouth Co-operated with CG, ILB and casualty's friend to recover MoP with dog stranded below steep cliff. ILB recover both safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes
34134 23/02/2020 NCI Porthcawl Involved with CG and local authorities to recover multiple pipe coils washed ashore from container ship NCI No Yes 4140
34069 23/02/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested any sighting of windsurfer reportedly 'in difficulty'. No sighting made. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
34076 22/02/2020 NCI Mundesley Reported drifting dan buoys to CG as a navigational hazard, particularly to LB on exercise. RNLI also informed. NCI No Yes n/n
34061 22/02/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested lookout for overdue kayaker. Updated when local cafe` reported him there and safe. MCA/HMCG No Yes 3797
34063 22/02/2020 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG windsurfers unable to recover in heavy weather. ILB attended to bring all ashore safely. NCI Yes Yes 3805
34057 21/02/2020 NCI Newhaven Co-operated with CG to establish that a reportedly multi-manned craft was in fact a fishing vessel. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 3732
34066 20/02/2020 NCI Porthcawl Reported apparently drifting yacht to CG. Monitored visually and on camera until it contacted CG and confirmed herself to be safe. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
34088 19/02/2020 NCI Shoreham Reported to CG NCI beach patrol finding of partially damaged dinghy. No casualties found. nfa NCI No Yes 3619
34059 19/02/2020 NCI Penzance Reported concern over yachts in heavy weather to CG. ILB assisted potential casualties into harbour. NCI Yes Yes 3640
34041 13/02/2020 NCI Folkestone CG passed MoP report of drifting,unmanned dinghy. Monitored its drift but Harbourmaster unable to assist. Fishermen in local pub recovered it to shore. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n


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