Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4708
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.
32131 04/09/2019 NCI Porthcawl CG requested camera monitoring of disabled dayboat. ILB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 28414
31994 04/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported disabled RIB to CG. ILB launched and conned onto casualty by NCI to tow in safely. NCI Yes Yes 27358
32125 03/09/2019 NCI Shoreham CG requested visual check on kite surfer reportedly 'in difficulty'. Updated when NCI beach patrol established none in trouble. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 27293
31968 03/09/2019 NCI St Ives Capsized kayaker unable to recover reported to CG. Porthmeor PWC and ILB attended to recover casualties safely. NCI Yes Yes 27245
32786 01/09/2019 NCI Needles Reported to CG that grounded MB was visual. Monitored and updated when local RIB, police launch and AWLB attended to pump it out and get it clear. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 27061
31959 01/09/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Liaised with CG and casualty to assist speedboat with flat battery. ILB attended but unable to help. No danger. Incident closed. NCI Yes Yes 26995
31917 31/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG contacted concerning beached boat with disabled engine. ILB attended to tow off safely. NCI Yes Yes 26663
31923 31/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual check on vessel takng on water. Updated when casualties collected by LB and craft towed in. Mayday cancelled. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 26824
31926 31/08/2019 NCI Wells-next-the-Sea MoP reported injured lady to NCI. CG informed and CG Mobile attended. NCI No Yes 26813
31938 31/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported swimmers in possible trouble to CG. Updated when they managed to reach shore. NCI No Yes n/n
31935 30/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG yacht with disabled engine drifting inshore. Updated as it tried to sail in under foresail. ILB tasked and towed it in. NCI Yes Yes 26680
31937 30/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported tidebound MoP to CG. CRT, ILB and SAR Helo attended. Updated as he climbed cliff and reached top. nfa NCI Yes Yes 26698
31912 29/08/2019 NCI Mundesley CG requested any sighting of drifting lilo. Object sighted found to be a FV. CG Mobile later reported lilo unmanned and thus no danger. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 26518
31914 29/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported kite surfer in difficulty to CG. Updated when surfer made shore and kite recovered. NCI No Yes 36544
31939 29/08/2019 NCI Fleetwood Reported to CG motor bike and riders stuck in mud. CRT attended. Updated when they, assisted by Argocat, managed to get off beach. NCI No Yes 26529
31891 29/08/2019 NCI Skegness Monitored and updated CG on inflatable with 2 occupants being blown seaward. Initially helped by passing PWC before ILB attended to bring in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 26460
31882 28/08/2019 NCI Worms Head Reported to CG that yacht 'in trouble' was in sight. LB attended to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 26352
31889/90 28/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head CG requested monitoring of yacht with suspect engine. Casualty sighted and CG updated as it initially received a tow, left harbour and then returned. MCA/HMCG No Yes 26372
32170 27/08/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported drifting log to CG who said to inform Council. Updated when kayaker pulled it onto rocks, though would refloat on next tide. NT advised but no action taken and it refloated as a hazard. NCI No Yes n/n
31901 27/08/2019 NCI Gosport Reported disabled cabin cruiser in harbour mouth to CG and QHM. Updated when adjacent yacht assisted with tow in. nfa NCI No Yes 26144
31905 26/08/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Reported to CG and police suspect ordnance handed in by MoP. Police attended, identified it as spent weapon and removed it for disposal. NCI No Yes n/n
31866 26/08/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested visual on MB with jammed rudder. Updated when Hamble LB assisted it in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 25963
31867 26/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Reported to CG that disabled MB was visual. Updated when Mudeford Ferry towed it in. NCI No Yes 25930
32290 26/08/2019 NCI Aberystwyth CG requested visual check on dory reportedly 'in trouble'. Target sighted and CG informed it was not in difficulty. nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes n/n
31857 25/08/2019 NCI Exmouth Relayed MoP report to CG of speed boat operating too close to swimmers. Lifeguards tasked to investigate. nfa NCI No Yes n/n
31864 25/08/2019 NCI Lee-on-the-Solent Alerted CG to swimmer in difficulty. Updated when other swimmers assisted him to shore. NCI No Yes 25693
31868 25/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported abandoned clothing on beach to CG and Police. All attended and ILB carried out shoreline search. No result. nfa NCI Yes Yes 25544
31869 25/08/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported struggling kayak with three onboard to CG. Lifeguards brought them safely ashore. nfa NCI No Yes n/a
31884 25/08/2019 NCI Teignmouth Relayed disabled speedboat report to CG. Updated when passing RIB towed it in. NCI No Yes 25611
31832 24/08/2019 NCI Fleetwood REported to CG a number of MoPs in danger of becoming tidebound. Lifeguards and CRT attended until all were safe ashore. NCI No Yes 25374
31834 24/08/2019 NCI Lyme Bay Reported to CG and police a motor boat at excessive speed near swimmers. NCI No Yes n/n
32209 24/08/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG and co-operated with CRT to find possible ordinance found by MoP. Object not found. nfa NCI No Yes 25453
31800 23/08/2019 NCI Skegness Relayed MoP's report of missing, slightly disabled child to CG and police. Updated when child found safe and well. NCI No Yes 29739
31806 22/08/2019 NCI Nells Point CG requested any visual on kayaker reported 'in difficulty. Target sighted and monitored. AWLB tasked but kayaker declined assistance. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 25171
31819 22/08/2019 NCI Needles CG requested visual monitoring of MB with reported engine fire. Position provided and updated when AWLB towed it in. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes
32124 22/08/2019 NCI Shoreham Reported kite surfer in difficulty to CG. Monitored him and updated when he managed to reach shore unaided. NCI No Yes 25068
31780 21/08/2019 NCI Felixstowe Reported grounded yacht in no danger to CG. Yacht awaiting rising tide. NCI No Yes 24854
31944 21/08/2019 NCI Lyme Bay Reported to CG a mother's report of missing boy. Updated when child was found. nfa NCI No Yes 24894
31794 21/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Liaised with CG in providing correct info on recovery of RNLI Dummy by FV. NCI Yes Yes n/n
31795 21/08/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Monitored and updated Mayday call from disabled RIB. Casualty towed in by passing vessel. NCI No Yes 34886


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