Incident Summary 2016

Total Number of Incidents for the year to date 479
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 Incident Summary Initiated by Lifeboat involved MCA MCA No.
18140 31/12/2016 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested observation and updates on recovery of becalmed dinghy by local yacht. Updates passed until the craft entered harbour MCA/HMCG No Yes 32349
18129 30/12/2016 NCI Newhaven CG requested visual on drifting RIB. Thick fog prevented any sighting. LB found it and towed it back in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 32260
18234 29/12/2016 NCI Torbay Reported to CG 3 MoP cut off by tide and underdressed. CRT and ILB attended. NCI Yes Yes 32185
18123 28/12/2016 NCI Nells Point Reported to CG two adults cut off by tide on Sully Island. CRT and ILB tasked to bring them ashore safely. NCI Yes Yes 32136
18157 27/12/2016 NCI Polruan CG requested any visual on small drifting boat reported by MoP. Confirmed that this was a lone fisherman and in no trouble. nfa FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
18138 26/12/2016 NCI Calshot Tower Provided accurate position of car in dyke to CG for emergency services to attend. NCI Yes Yes 31981
18113 22/12/2016 NCI Froward Point CG requested visual on distressed woman on coastal path. Position reported and casualty recovered by CRT, Paramedics and police. MCA/HMCG No Yes 31823
18087 19/12/2016 NCI Newhaven Observed, attended and requested paramedic for injured path walker. Ambulance moved casualty to hospital. NCI No No n/n
18110 19/12/2016 NCI Nare Point Reported drifting empty dinghy to CG. Local FV asked by CG to recover it to the Helford. NCI No Yes n/n
18093 19/12/2016 NCI Whitstable CG requested visual on MoP report of 'suspicious' vessel close inshore. Confirmed to CG that it was a local FV. fawgi nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 31662
18072 18/12/2016 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual search for mssing vulnerable pensioner. No sighting. Police/CRT located him idc. MCA/HMCG No Yes 031605
18073 18/12/2016 NCI St Agnes Head Relayed MoP report to CG of person thought to have fallen over cliff. CRT and ILB attended to search without result. Assessed as FAWGI. NCI Yes Yes 31615
18069 17/12/2016 NCI Newhaven Reported possible kayaker in trouble to CG. LB launched, directed to target by NCI to find occupant asleep below deck. nfa. NCI Yes Yes 31537
18221 17/12/2016 NCI Portland Bill Reported dangerous floating object in inshore passage to CG. NCI No Yes n/a
18080 17/12/2016 NCI Needles CG requested visual on drifting boat. LB conned onto target on Chan.0. Found empty probably broken adrift. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 31532
18219 16/12/2016 NCI Portland Bill Local FV requested watch kept on another FV in heavy swell. Craft monitored until safely in. NCI No No n/n
18052 12/12/2016 NCI Shoreham CG requested visual search for sinking FV. Informed CG of one target. LB checked it and then found a survivor from a different FV. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 31203
18047 12/12/2016 NCI Bass Point Monitored and updated CG on progress of sailing catamaran with steering and rig problems. MCA/HMCG No Yes 31206
18054 12/12/2016 NCI St Ives CG requested visual search for boat missing from moorings. No sighting. Craft recovered by local FV. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
18064 11/12/2016 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report of stranded seal pup to RSPCA. CRT also attended. NCI No No n/n
18046 11/12/2016 NCI Folkestone Assisted in major search by all agencies for vulnerable missing woman. Police located her the following day. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 31158
18127 11/12/2016 NCI Torbay Monitored and updated CG and Harbourmaster on disabled PWC near pier until it restarted and entered harbour. MCA/HMCG No Yes 31156
18009 08/12/2016 NCI Prawle Point Relayed MoP report of lifering and buoy to CG. CRT investigating. NCI No Yes 30985
17978 05/12/2016 NCI Skegness Relayed MoP report of dolphin carcass on beach to CG. CRT attended and local authority contacted for removal. NCI No Yes 30790
17986 04/12/2016 NCI Folkestone Reported to CG that anchored barge appeared to be taking in water. CG would inform owners. n/k NCI No Yes n/k
17977 04/12/2016 NCI Shoreham Reported yacht indicating 'distress' to CG. LB attended to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 30728
17970 02/12/2016 NCI Shoreham Relayed MoP report of possible casualty in car to police who succeeded in awakening her. nfa NCI No No n/a
17985 02/12/2016 NCI Folkestone Carried out visual search for missing person initiated by CG. No trace found. Units stood down. MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
17951 01/12/2016 NCI Porthcawl Following the 'incident' of the previous day CG was informed of a large drifting tree. An MoP report was thus nulliified and LB not launched as FAWGI.. NCI No Yes 30521
17945 30/11/2016 NCI Porthcawl Informed CG that MoP report of distressed surfer was in fact a large tree. ILB stood down after further negative search. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 30438
17915 26/11/2016 NCI Prawle Point Reported to CG possible rope hazard on beach at high tide. CRT removed rope and floats. NCI No Yes 30208
17964 25/11/2016 NCI Whitstable Reported kite kayak in possible difficulty to CG. LB launched. CG updated when kayak continued inshore. LB stood down. NCI Yes Yes 30125
17906 23/11/2016 NCI Folkestone Carried out visual search for missing vulnerable MoP. Subject found and in police safe keeping. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 30011
17882 20/11/2016 NCI Teignmouth Reported small launch aground on rocks to harbourmaster and CG. CRT attended. Craft identified as local and not the one missing from Brixham. NCI No Yes 29772
17876 20/11/2016 NCI Porthcawl Carried out visual search for missing MoP. Reported to CG nothing sighted before nightfall. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 29817
17910 19/11/2016 NCI Folkestone Informed CG that FV reported missing was in harbour. Helo confirmed sighting. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 29726
17908 19/11/2016 NCI Folkestone Provided continual updates to CG on assistance provided to two vessels in collision until situation resolved. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29773
17849 17/11/2016 NCI Prawle Point RNLI requested monitoring of single-handed yacht in poor conditions. Updated and LB escorted her to safe water. RNLI Yes Yes n/a
17845 16/11/2016 NCI Skegness Reported dogs poisoned by treats on beach close to Lookout. CG requested increased vigilance on this report. NCI No Yes n/n
17807 16/11/2016 NCI Folkestone Advised yacht on radio of its close approach to rocks. Vessel altered course away. nfa NCI No No n/n


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