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Incident Summary 2018

Total Number of Incidents for the year to date 469
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.
26122 14/10/2018 NCI Rossall Point Reported large debris afloat to CG. LB attended and identified it as a large tree stump and not a danger. nfa NCI Yes Yes 31473
26125 13/10/2018 NCI Porthcawl Police requested lookout for missing MoP last seen near beach in early hours. No sighting by close of watch. Police No No n/n
26106 12/10/2018 NCI St Alban's Head Provided advice to CRT, ambulance and helo for extraction of MoP suffering a stroke. Casualty flown to hospital. NCI No Yes 31216
26100 12/10/2018 NCI Charmouth Co-operated with CG and CRT to investigate and confirm safety of three MoP thought to be cut off by tide. Fossil hunters confirmed safe. nfa NCI No Yes 31190
26090 12/10/2018 NCI Exmouth CG requested observation of paddleboarder reported 'in difficulty'. Target not visible but monitoring continued until CG reported him safe ashore.. MCA/HMCG No Yes 31236
26078 12/10/2018 NCI Skegness Reported kite surf board handed in by MoP to CG and RNLI. CRT recovered board and later the local sailing club confirmed owner safe and well. NCI No Yes 31183
26072 12/10/2018 NCI Needles Reported correct position of RIB in trouble to CG. ALB attended but stood down when potential casualty and tow reached safe water. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 31186
26060 11/10/2018 NCI Exmouth Reported tree trunk adrift in channel. Updated when it beached and local authority removed it. NCI No Yes 31093
26046 10/10/2018 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual check on kite surfer reported 'in difficulty'. ILB attended. Casualty reported safe ashore. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 30970
26059 10/10/2018 NCI Exmouth CG requested visual check on kite surfer in difficulty. No sighting made. Updated when ILB recovered him to shore. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 30996
26045 10/10/2018 NCI Felixstowe Reported disabled MB to CG. CRT and ILB attended. Casualty towed in by harbourmaster. NCI Yes Yes 30689
26047 09/10/2018 NCI Calshot Tower Reported grounded motor cruiser to CG. LBs attended to transfer injured crew to shore. MC refloated on tide. NCI Yes Yes 30910
26058 09/10/2018 NCI Exmouth Relayed Chan. 65 report of grounded yacht to CG. Updated when she refloated on tide. nfa NCI No Yes 30879
26044 09/10/2018 NCI Porthcawl CG requested visual search for surfers reported in trouble. Casualties located safe. FAWGI nfa. MCA/HMCG No Yes 30837
26043 07/10/2018 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea Handed over potentially live ammo found by MoP to police. NCI No No n/n
26037 07/10/2018 NCI St Alban's Head Reported overdue coastal path jogger to CG. Casualty eventually arrived at lookout having suffered a fall. Neice took him home. nfa NCI No Yes 30695
26019 07/10/2018 NCI St Alban's Head Whilst major search for kayaker ongoing relayed MoP report of diver in trouble to CG. Helo directed to casualty on Chan. 65 by NCI to safely recover casualty. NCI Yes Yes 30682
26018 07/10/2018 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested visual watch for missing kayaker. LBs, CG Helo and aircraft also involved. No NCI sighting. Casualty located and all units stood down. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 30599
26071 07/10/2018 NCI Needles Reported grounded PWC to CG. CRT and non-RNLI LB attended to recover one PWC and 4 casualties. One PWC abandoned. NCI No Yes n/k
26074 05/10/2018 NCI Folkestone Reported fire in adjacent wartime building to Fire Brigade and CG. Brigade attended, fire extinguished, CG informed. NCI No Yes n/n
26131 30/09/2018 NCI Folkestone Co-operated with Dover Port Control and CG by relaying garbled radio calls for LB to attend casualty to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 30061
25890 30/09/2018 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported position of disabled MB to CG. Updated as ILB briefed and attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 30099
25895 30/09/2018 NCI Porthcawl Harbourmaster requested visual watch for missing male possibly in self-harm. Updated when police reported him found. Police No No n/n
25878 29/09/2018 NCI Newhaven Advised CG on group of teenagers on cliff edge. Observation maintained until dark. nfa NCI No Yes 30002
25901 28/09/2018 NCI Bass Point Updated CG on progress of catamaran low on fuel in heavy weather. LBs attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29852
25453 28/09/2018 NCI Porthcawl CG requested check on splashing object reported by MoP. Identified as swimmer's cap. nfa FAWGI MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
25894 28/09/2018 NCI Porthcawl Reported large flotsam as danger to craft to CG. Nav. warning issued. Updated until object lost to sight. NCI No Yes n/n
25876 27/09/2018 NCI St Alban's Head Provided initial first aid assistance to lady collapsed on coast path. Ambulance called and paramedic attended to check. She was returned to her home by off-duty watchkeeper. CG updated. NCI No Yes 29742
25818 26/09/2018 NCI Calshot Tower Reported grounded yacht to CG. LBs and CRT attended. Crew safe and decided to await incoming tide. nfa NCI Yes Yes 29648
26066 26/09/2018 NCI Needles Relayed report of kayak in possible trouble to CG. Updated when it eventually reached shore safely. nfa NCI No Yes 29633
25794 23/09/2018 NCI Exmouth CG requested observation on kite surfer MoP reported 'in difficuty'. No sighting. ILB attended and surfer self-recovered. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29398
26062 23/09/2018 NCI Needles Reported casualty collapsed ashore. Watchkeeper attended and reported to CG. CRT, police,LB and ambulance tasked and casualty conveyed to hospital. NCI Yes Yes 29350
25791 23/09/2018 NCI Porthcawl Reported concern over yacht with no radio in possible difficulty to CG. Updated when LBs launched to assist by towing in safely.. NCI Yes Yes 29415
25780 22/09/2018 NCI Skegness Reported to CG that downed PWC casualties were visual. Updated as local MoP recovery attempted. ILB and CRT attended until ambulance arrived. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 29250
25783 22/09/2018 NCI Calshot Tower Reported grounded MB to CG. Updated when RNLI ILB attended (local LB too deep to assist) and towed casualty clear. NCI Yes Yes 29266
25784 22/09/2018 NCI Calshot Tower Reported capsized dinghy to CG. Hamble LB attended but was unable to get close enough. RNLI ILB launched and recovered dinghy. Crew had walked ashore safely. NCI Yes Yes 29279
25799 21/09/2018 NCI Charmouth Informed CG of one male walking/climbing on dangerous cliff in heavy weather. Updated with details until watch ceased. nfa NCI No Yes 29143
25820 19/09/2018 NCI Penzance CG requested visual check on swimmer reported 'in difficulty'. Target sighted and position passed fot LBs to attend. CRT checked him on beach and safe. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 28937
25737 18/09/2018 NCI Calshot Tower Reported visual contact on grounded yacht. Updated when LBs attended to tow off as tide permitted. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 28859
25741 18/09/2018 NCI Newhaven Informed CG of swimmers visible when CRT briefed on 'missing' person. Potential casualty located. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 28883


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