Incident Summary

The Total Number of Incidents since we started recording them can be found by selecting '-Year' from the Year filter : 4526
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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.
29978 13/05/2019 NCI Mundesley Reported possible oil pollution to CG. CRT attended to observe but slick had passed on. NCI No Yes 11386
30015 13/05/2019 NCI Hornsea Reported to CG an MoP's detection of metal objects under beach. CRT attended and found them to be beach fittings. nfa NCI No Yes 11351
29967 13/05/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Monitored and updated CG on yacht with engine failure until she managed to get underway again. MCA/HMCG No Yes 11333
30000 13/05/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported kite surfer in difficulty to CG. Updated when passing RIB assisted. nfa NCI No Yes 11388
29955 11/05/2019 NCI Prawle Point CG asked whether Mayday relay casualty was visual. No sighting. Subsequently found to be false alarm. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 11124
29930 09/05/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Provided accurate position of lost liferaft and its owner to CG. Non-emergency - nfa MCA/HMCG No Yes 10926
29965 08/05/2019 NCI Mablethorpe Provided accurate position of SART alert to CG for ILB to find an abandoned lifejacket which had triggered the alarm. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes n/n
29823 07/05/2019 NCI Exmouth Yacht reported grounding to NCI but would await rising tide. CG informed. nfa NCI No Yes 10792
29846 07/05/2019 NCI St Alban's Head Reported net containing 'unusual objects' to CG who informed relevant authorities. nfa by close down. NCI No Yes 10811
29789 06/05/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Monitored and updated CG on recovery of disabled yacht by local non-RNLI LB. MCA/HMCG No Yes 10701
29836 06/05/2019 NCI Mundesley Relayed MoP report of significant amount of oil on beach to CG. Local Council briefed to attend. NCI No Yes 10539
29907 06/05/2019 NCI Nare Point Reported to CG large item, possibly a bomb, in local cave by MoP. Updated when CRT attended and found it to be a large mooring buoy. nfa NCI No Yes 718
29925 06/05/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported grounded yacht to CG. Updated when it floated clear on rising tide. nfa NCI No Yes 10649
29787 05/05/2019 NCI Calshot Tower CG requested directing LB to take over tow from Southampton Patrol of disabled speed boat. Tow achieved. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 10533
31813 05/05/2019 NCI Needles CG requested visual info on 2 vessels drifting with snagged anchor lines. LB attended but vessels managed to get free. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 10508
29822 05/05/2019 NCI Exmouth Reported grounded yacht to CG. Casualty confirmed to CG that they would wait for tide rise and were in no other trouble. nfa NCI No Yes 10534
29938 05/05/2019 NCI St Agnes Head Reported capsized kayak to CG. ILB attended to lift hypothermic casualties to shore. NCI Yes Yes 10590
29785 05/05/2019 NCI Porthcawl Monitored and updated CG on incident involving CRT and Police concerning disturbed MoP on cliff edge. Police No Yes 10559
29774 04/05/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported to CG concern for 3 kayakers in gusty conditions. ILB and CRT attended and LB given updated position by NCI. Potential casualties recovered safely to shore. NCI Yes Yes 10422
29780 04/05/2019 NCI Nells Point Reported a fire on Sully Island to CG. Fire tender, CRT and LBs attended. No casualties. nfa NCI Yes Yes 10427
29999 03/05/2019 NCI Folkestone Reported beach debris to CG. Local Council advised. NCI No Yes n/n
30160 03/05/2019 NCI Swanage Co-operated with CG and updated NMOC and NCI Hengistbury Head on slow progress of semi-disabled yacht. NCI No Yes 010309
29820 03/05/2019 NCI Prawle Point Provided accurate position and details of disabled yacht to CG for ILB to tow in safely. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 10324
30107 03/05/2019 NCI Folkestone Relayed MoP concern for kite surfer to CG. ILB launched but no further sighting made. FAWGI ? NCI Yes Yes n/n
29762 02/05/2019 NCI Caister Alerted local volunteer AWLB of Mayday call from disabled MB. Casualty towed in safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 10206
29765 02/05/2019 NCI Porthcawl Monitored and updated CG on position and recovery of yacht in difficulty by ILB and AWLB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 10205
30136 02/05/2019 NCI Gosport Reported reception of EPIRB beacon to CG. Found to be in the Marina. nfa NCI No Yes 10195
29749 30/04/2019 NCI Nells Point Advised CG of MoPs near causeway possibly about to be cut off by tide. Updated when they returned safely to mainland. NCI No Yes 10032
29768 28/04/2019 NCI St Alban's Head Provided accurate position of disabled RIB and adjacent craft to CG. Casualty towed in safely. MCA/HMCG No Yes 9848
29801 27/04/2019 NCI Polruan Reported teenager possibly attempting self-harm to police. Police are investigating further. NCI No Yes n/n
30243 23/04/2019 NCI Shoreham Reported overladened MB entering harbour to CG. Border Force also informed. NCI No Yes 9440
29664 23/04/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported dsabled speedboat to CG. ILB attended and directed to casualty by NCI to recover boat and crew. NCI Yes Yes 9445
30242 22/04/2019 NCI Shoreham Reported disabled speed boat to harbour authorities and CG. Updated when she regained power. LB stood down. NCI Yes Yes 9279
29616 22/04/2019 NCI Hengistbury Head Informed CG that disabled MV was visual. Provided accurate position for recovery by LB. MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 9341
29618 22/04/2019 NCI Calshot Tower Reported to CG that disabled MB was visual. Updated CG when Sea Start attended to tow in. MCA/HMCG No Yes 9352
29663 22/04/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported concern for small kayak in possible trouble. After monitoring its progress updated CG that it had reached shore. nfa NCI No Yes 9269
29691 22/04/2019 NCI Newhaven CG requested lookout for overdue FV. LB also launched. Incident stood down when vessel detained in France. nfa MCA/HMCG Yes Yes 9103
29609 22/04/2019 NCI Skegness Reported finding of possible shell to CG. CRT attended and, after photography, decided it of no danger to public. nfa NCI No Yes 9316
29662 21/04/2019 NCI Porthcawl Reported large fire in caravan park to fire brigade and CG. NFA by NCI. NCI No Yes n/n
29586 21/04/2019 NCI Rame Head Reported overdue walker to CG and Police. Potential casualty returned to Lookout in safe condition. nfa NCI No Yes 9100


Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2500 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Rossall  Point in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

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