Latest Rescues around the UK

Some of the latest incidents and rescues from around the UK, courtesy of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. For further information visit:

Rescues in May 2010

Three Rescued From Rocks and Two From Yacht
At ten minutes to three this afternoon, Humber Coastguard called out Coastguard teams from Redcar, Skinningrove and Staithes to a report of a woman trapped on the cliffs at Huntcliffe, near Redcar. The Redcar RNLI Lifeboats and a rescue helicopter were requested. The Lifeboats found the woman at the base of the cliff trapped by the tide but unhurt. She was taken to safety by the helicopter.

Diver Found After Going Missing
At one oclock this afternoon, MRCC Milford Haven received a VHF DSC distress call from a vessel called Valley Divers reporting that one of their diving party was missing.

Atlantic Rally Yacht Makes Mayday Call to Falmouth Coastguard
At half past four this morning, Falmouth Coastguard received a call from the four man crew of a yacht 500 nautical miles west of the Azores via satellite telephone.

Twelve Incidents in Two Hours for Busy Swansea Coastguard
The warm weather has brought on a string of incidents for Swansea Coastguard, who this afternoon have co-ordinated several rescues, including three missing children, a capsized kayak and an injured jet-skier.

Coastguard Send Helicopter to Cruise Ship Twice in One Day
At 8.30 this morning, Falmouth Coastguard had a call from the cruise liner Braemar, who was docked at St. Marys on the Isles of Scilly and had a female passenger with a broken hip that needed to be taken to hospital.

999 Call Prompts Rescue of Six Men
At half past ten this evening, Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a man reporting that he could see a twenty foot cruiser drifting with no lights between the pier and first island at Swansea.

Three Rescued in Rough Conditions Near Portrush
Belfast Coastguard has been co-ordinating the rescue of various individuals this morning including a man who was overboard from his 18 foot cabin cruiser in very rough weather half a mile east of Ballintoy harbour.

Falmouth Coastguard Co-ordinate Assistance of Motor Yacht West of Azores
Falmouth Coastguard have been assisting in the rescue of a 33 year old injured crewman from the Cayman flagged, 2002 built, 271 ton motor yacht Sagamar since Thursday afternoon.

Family Await Rescue After Hitting Low Lying Iceberg
A couple and their two teenaged daughters are waiting to be rescued from the south Atlantic after their yacht hit a low lying iceberg north-east of South Georgia.

French Fishing Boat Catches Fire Off Scilly Isles
The French fishing vessel Maranello, 26 miles off the Scilly Isles, reported a fire in their engine room this evening.

International Long Range Rescue
A 21 year old cadet has tonight been winched by RAF Search and Rescue (SAR) Sea King Rescue helicopter from a tanker 250 nautical miles off the west coast of Ireland, after being diagnosed with a possible appendicitis and in need of urgent hospital treatment.

Rescues in April 2010

Missing Sailor Found After Extensive Search
Thames Coastguard conducted an extensive search for a missing sailor between Canvey Island and Bradwell.

5 Crew Rescued From Sinking Fishing Vessel
At 5:30am today, Stornoway Coastguard received a Mayday call from the Irish registered fishing vessel AINMIRE, 30 miles West Northwest of the Butt of Lewis. The crew reported that the vessel was taking on water and they require immediate assistance

Man Wearing Lifejacket is Rescued From River Tweed
A man has been rescued from the River Tweed after falling from a ladder whilst boarding his angling boat.

Fishing Vessel Goes Aground Twice in One Day
Thames Coastguard requested the Burnham RNLI Inshore Lifeboat to launch to the 13.2 metre fishing vessel Rebbecan, PW406, at 5.00 am today. The vessel was aground in the River Crouch.

Two Men Rescued From Sea After Taking Boat
At ten minutes to two this afternoon, Liverpool Coastguard received two 999 calls from members of the public reporting that they could see a small red open topped boat with two occupants

Milford Haven Coastguard Coordinate Rescue of Six People
Milford Haven Coastguard dealt with two simultaneous incidents involving the rescue of six people this evening as three divers in Aberystwyth and three adults on a cliff at Lindsway Bay all found themselves in need of rescue

Fossil Hunter Rescued From Isle of Wight Mud
A young lady fossil hunter had to be rescued tonight from a precarious position, stuck in mud half way up a cliff.

Busy Bank Holiday At Solent Coastguard
It was a very busy day at Solent Coastguard and which involved many rescue units spread across the beach, sea and cliffs along the south coast district during Bank Holiday Sunday

Rescues in March 2010

Medical Evacuation From Fishing Vessel
At 12:19 today Milford Haven Coastguard intercepted a call on VHF radio from the Brixham registered fishing vessel Lerina BM 166 calling the fisheries protection vessel Aegis requesting medical assistance to an injured crewmember aboard. The vessel was 9 miles west of New Quay at the time.

1 Ton Mine Found off Portland
Earlier this afternoon a survey vessel reported to Portland Coastguard what appeared to be a Second World War 1-ton parachute mine lying on the seabed in the middle of Portland Harbour. The mine had been located by sonar equipment during a routine shoreline survey and lifted from the water but carefully replaced once it was realised what the item was

Two Men Rescued From Mud on Isle of Wight
Two men in their fifties were rescued by the Needles Coastguard Rescue Team this afternoon after becoming stuck in mud in Thorness Bay on the Isle of Wight. 

Coastguard in Warning to Rigid Inflatable Boat Users
At 10.25 this morning Milford Haven Coastguard were alerted by the Port Authority to a small rigid inflatable boat which had overturned near the semlogistics number 2 berth tipping the lone occupant into the water

Three in the Water At Loch Lochy
Clyde Coastguard is currently coordinating a search and rescue operation on Loch Lochy this afternoon after a 999 call reporting that three men were struggling in the water in the remote Western side of Loch Lochy was received.

Rescues in February 2010

Dog Swept Into Sea Found By Training Coastguards
Members of the Deal Coastguard Rescue Team were in the right place at the right time for a dog owner this evening when their Staffordshire Bull Terrier was swept into the sea, and found by the Coastguards four and a half miles along the shore.

Four Men Recovered From Liferaft After Vessel Sinks
Just before 6.00 pm this evening Milford Haven Coastguard received an emergency 999 call from a mobile phone alerting them to four men in a liferaft off Linney Head, Pembrokeshire. The men had been in the fishing vessel Kerloch J235 which was on passage from Lundy to Milford Haven when it hit Crow Rock off Linney Head.

Angling Vessel Sinks Off Isle of Wight
An angler was rescued from a life raft this afternoon, after his boat sank two miles South West of St Catherines Point on the Isle of Wight.

Ferry Collides with Pier in Argyll
At 9.40am Clyde Coastguard received a report from Caledonian MacBrayne ferries stating that the MV Isle of Arran had been in collision with the pier at Kennacraig, West Loch Tarbert in Argyll.

Fire Contained on Irish Ferries Vessel - Oscar Wilde
At twenty four minutes past seven this evening, Falmouth Coastguard received a call from the crew of the ferry Oscar Wilde who reported that they had a fire in the engine room.

Rescues in January 2010

Falmouth Coastguard Help Grounded Yacht in Indonesia
Falmouth Coastguard raised the alarm with international rescue services after being alerted to a grounded CLIPPER Round the World racing yacht in the Java Sea, 200 miles North East of Jakarta, with 16 people on board including five Britons.

Crewman with Head Injuries Airlifted
At 8:15am today, Stornoway Coastguard received a call from the Irish registered fishing vessel Niamh Edghan, 20 miles West of South Uist, who had a 45 year old crewman on board who had sustained a serious head injury. 

Two People REFUSE Rescue on River Tees!
The rescue of two people cut off by the tide at Hartlepool was made more difficult for the emergency services this afternoon when the pair refused to be rescued unless they were taken ashore along with the driftwood they were collecting.

Angling Vessel Rescued At Buxey Sand
An angling boat was rescued after going aground on the Buxey Sand in Essex when the crew became disorientated, without navigation equipment or charts, with a non functioning VHF radio set and no flares in adverse weather conditions.

Falmouth Coastguard Assist in Long Distance Rescue
At just after 3.00 am this morning Falmouth Coastguard received a distress message via satellite communication from the fishing vessel Tolirova.

Rescues in December 2009

Teens Lucky After Inflatable Capsizes Off Scarborough
At half past three this afternoon Humber Coastguard received several calls into the Operations Room reporting that two young males had gone out in an inflatable dinghy from Scarborough Harbour, and that one of them was now in the water.

Elderly Couple Lost and Adrift in Grim Weather Conditions
At 02.26 this morning Yarmouth Coastguard received a 999 call on mobile phone from a 30 ft motor cruiser the LADY-3.

Female Pilot Rescued After Aircraft Ditches Off Morecambe
At quarter past 12 this afternoon Liverpool Coastguard were contacted by Air Traffic Control to inform them that a light aircraft had disappeared from their radars and was suspecting of ditching off Morecambe Bay.

Angler Rescued From Sea At Ilfracombe
At twenty minutes to one, today Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a lady reporting that she had just witnessed her husband who was angling off rocks at Broadstrand near Ilfracombe being swept into the sea. Due to poor telephone signal the call dropped out, but another man was able to make a second telephone call to the Coastguard giving further information.

Fishermen Call for Help in Worsening Weather
At twenty minutes past nine this evening, Belfast Coastguard received a telephone call from Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) informing them that they had received a telephone call from two fishermen in distress.

Coastguard Co-ordinate Rescue of Five From Yacht Off Cape Verde Islands
Falmouth Coastguard co-ordinated the rescue of five British crew from a sailing yacht 325 nautical miles west of the Cape Verde Islands overnight.

Rescues in November 2009

Coastguard Rescue Teams Assist in Flooding Incidents in Cumbria and Scotland
Coastguard Rescue teams have been assisting in the response to the flooding incidents in Cumbria and South West Scotland.

Fisherman Recovered From the Water
At 1.22 this afternoon, Forth Coastguard were alerted to a 52 year old local fisherman who had gone overboard from the fishing vessel Optik west of the Bell Rock.

Epirb Saves the Lives of 4 French Yachtsmen
Falmouth Coastguard were active in saving the lives of 4 French yachtsmen sailing 350 miles south of Lands End in treacherous weather of seas 7 – 8 metres.

Stranded Man Rescued in Atrocious Conditions From Cornish Beach
Coastguard Rescue teams from St Merryn and Newquay successfully rescued a stranded beach walker tonight, in atrocious conditions, after he was cut off by the tide.

Sailor Falls in Tyne From Tender
A yachtsman has been rescued from the River Tyne after falling into the river from his tender this morning.

Rescues in October 2009

Lone Sailor Rescued in the Bristol Channel
At ten minutes past seven this morning, Swansea Coastguard received a call from a man out walking on the coast with his dog. The man informed the Coastguard that he could see a yacht drifting out to sea, with torn sails flapping in the wind.

Yacht and Crew Rescued in Rough Seas
At one o,clock this morning, Shetland Coastguard received a mayday call on VHF radio from the crew of a forty foot Norwegian registered yacht called Innana.

Five Saved From Fishing Vessel Fire on Belfast Lough
Five people were rescued from the waters just outside Belfast harbour this afternoon after a fishing vessel caught fire.

Two Rescued After Vessel Dashed Against Rocks
At just after 11.00 am this morning Holyhead Coastguard were alerted by a mobile phone call from the skipper of a small 27 foot red hulled commercial motor vessel called Jean M that was being dashed against the rocks at Rhoscolyn Bay after the vessel suffered engine failure. The skipper and his colleague were at the time standing on rocks on the small island of Ynys Traws.

Three Men Recovered From Water After Dinghy Turns Over
The vessel involved in last nights incident in the Solent has now been recovered to the shoreline by the Isle of Wights Freshwater Inshore Rescue boat.

Canoeist in the Water Makes Mayday Call
At eighteen minutes past twelve this afternoon, Solent Coastguard received a mayday call on VHF Channel 16, the International Distress and calling frequency from a canoeist reporting that he had been separated from his canoe and that he was in the water off St Catherines point

Yacht Calls for Help in Storm Force Winds
At 08.50 this morning the 65 foot yacht Elinca transmitted an emergency broadcast requesting assistance from Stornoway Coastguard when they suffered a gearbox failure in storm force winds. The vessel, who had 13 crew on board, had no choice but to anchor on a lee shore on the remote Loch Tealasbhaigh to the west side of the Isle of Lewis in winds of up to 50 knots.

Four Youths Rescued From Vessel
Liverpool Coastguard have been co-ordinating this afternoon the rescue of four people from a small vessel Valerie which contacted the prime marine emergency service at 4.20 this afternoon.

Rescues in September 2009

Catamaran Sinks At Lynmouth - Seven Are Taken Off
Swansea Coastguard picked up a faint message at just before 2.00 pm this afternoon from the yacht Ocean Blue, a 10 metre, twin engined, catamaran, which at the time was just outside Lynmouth harbour in North Devon.

Three Women in a Boat Rescued
At twenty minutes past two this afternoon, Belfast Coastguard received a report that a small dinghy with three women onboard had been blown a mile out to sea by a strong offshore wind from Cloughey on the Ards Peninsula.

Two Fishing Boats Run Aground At Loch Dunvegan
Stornoway Coastguard received a report at just after 3.30pm this afternoon that fishing vessel MY AMBER had run aground after suffering engine failure.

Divers Found Following Air, Land and Sea Search
Two divers who went missing near Fishguard this afternoon have just been found after a major air land and sea search which lasted nearly three hours.

Sailing Boat Ill Prepared
A 32 foot sailing boat with 3 people aboard repeatedly ran aground off Kings Lynn with little if any navigation and safety equipment aboard.

Dive Boat Capsizes Off Portland Bill
At around 3.20 this afternoon a single 999 call to Portland Coastguard reported seeing a 18 foot dive vessel capsize just off Pulpit Rock, south of Portland Bill throwing three people into the water.

Motorboat Skipper Makes Mayday Call
At ten minutes past six, Swansea Coastguard received a mayday call on marine band VHF channel 16, the International Distress and calling channel from the sports boat Lady Phoebee with two people on board

Trimaran in Collision with Unidentified Fishing Vessel
A trimaran with two people aboard is currently being towed to safety after being in collision with an unidentified fishing vessel.

Inflatable Toys and Offshore Winds Are Dangerous
Yarmouth Coastguard this evening coordinated a rescue of a 31 year old male in an inflatable toy dinghy, in near gale force offshore winds at Skegness.

Yachtsman and His Cat Rescued At Sea
This afternoon a yachtsman and his cat had to disembark their 22 foot yacht Shaffa, off the Mull of Kintyre coast, due to engine failure and severe weather conditions.

Rescues in August 2009

Loose Rib Sparks Search in Southampton Water
A loose overturned 7ft Rib sparked a search for missing persons tonight in Southampton Water involving the Coastguard helicopter, a Coastguard Rescue Team and two RNLI lifeboats.

Angler Spends Night in Marshes After Vessel Overturns
Earlier this morning Yarmouth Coastguard received a call informing them that a man had been reported overdue on a fishing trip on the North Norfolk coast

Large Trawler Aground At Filey
At 9.37am Humber Coastguard was contacted on VHF Channel 16 by the skipper of the 30 metre fishing vessel Honeybourne III reporting that the vessel had run hard aground just north of Filey.

Sailor in Lifejacket Rescued From Sea
A sailor was rescued from the sea at Instow after falling between his tender and his moored boat and spending 20 minutes in the water. Fortunately he was wearing a lifejacket which kept him afloat until a lifeboat and a helicopter reached him.

Fishing Vessel Saved Off Stornoway
The Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Helicopter has helped prevent a fishing vessel from sinking which had been transporting Guga collectors to the small island of Sula Sgeir today

Motor Boat Holed Off Shapinsay
A motor boat with three people on board became grounded and holed by a rock just off Shapinsay this afternoon and Kirkwall RNLI lifeboat went to assist the crew and attempt to keep the vessel afloat.

Yarmouth Coastguard Alerted to Three Children Drifting Offshore
At 11.30 this morning Yarmouth Coastguard was alerted to two or more children on an inflatable toy dinghy being blown offshore at Cley, North Norfolk.

Peterhead Lifeboat Heads Out into North Sea
Aberdeen Coastguard are currently co-ordinating the rescue of a 36 foot pleasure yacht and its two crew in distress 75 miles off the Scottish coastline.

No Flares, No Radio, Not Enough Lifejackets
At ten minutes to five this evening, Holyhead Coastguard were alerted to three people who had launched a 12 foot white speedboat with a red stripe called Ring 15 into Bull Bay around an hour previously and had not returned.

Two Rescued from Sea off Mumbles
Swansea Coastguard have co-ordinated the rescue of two fishermen after their boat was caught in a swell and rolled over.

Rescues in July 2009

Two Unprepared Fishermen
Monday evening two lucky men and their rib are being towed to Kirkwall, after their rib broke down on their fishing expedition

Lifejackets Save More Lives Advises Yarmouth Coastguard
Yarmouth Coastguard responds to two instances of fishing vessels requiring assistance off the north Norfolk coast.

Coastguard Appeal to Boat Owners to be Prepared
Swansea Coastguard were alerted to a small boat that was believed to be broken down by Burry Port Coastguard rescue team who had spotted the boat whilst out on patrol in their local area.

Drifting Boat Located Seven Miles out to Sea
At twenty minutes past eight this morning, Humber Coastguard received a call from their colleagues at Swansea Coastguard after a call was received via the Maritime and Coastguard Agency information helpline which is received at Swansea Coastguard reporting a vessel with engine failure somewhere off the pier at South Shields.

Yacht Disabled in North Sea Race
At approximately 7:50 this morning Yarmouth Coastguard received a MAYDAY call from a 22f ft sailing vessel Tomahawk with 2 people on board approx 30 miles off the coast off Cromer on the East Coast. The sailing yacht had been taking part in the North Sea Race when it experienced difficulties in the rough weather, loosing its rudder and power.

Twelve Rescued as Dive Boat Sinks
Twelve divers were rescued today, after their boat Aquanaut sank just west off Salcombe. The divers let off a flare, which alerted the crew of a passing yacht Dutch Angel, the crew then radioed the Coastguard for help; they then proceeded to the scene to secure the life raft and help the casualties out of the water.

Lifejacket Saves Life
A 68 year old local sailor was thrown from his yacht in heavy swells this afternoon whilst sailing in the Firth of Forth.

Coastguard Helicopter Rescues Two From Sinking Yacht
Earlier this morning a fishing vessel, the Budding Rose, a fishing vessel heard an urgency pan pan call on VHF from a two person Norwegian crew on board the yacht `Serenity some 8 miles from their position and about 80 miles due east of the Shetland Islands.

Coastguard Helicopter Rescues Two From Sinking Yacht
Earlier this morning a fishing vessel, the Budding Rose, a fishing vessel heard an urgency pan pan call on VHF from a two person Norwegian crew on board the yacht `Serenity some 8 miles from their position and about 80 miles due east of the Shetland Islands

Yarmouth Coastguard Respond to Three Yachts in Need of Rescue
Yarmouth Coastguard responded to three yachts in need of rescue this afternoon, with Lowestoft All Weather Lifeboat attending to all three.

Four Casualties Pulled From the Solent
Four people were rescued from the Solent this afternoon as Solent Coastguard co-ordinated the rescue of two swimmers in Littlehampton and two people from a holed yacht near Southsea.

Red Flare Summons Assistance for Speedboat on Fire
Six people were rescued from the water this afternoon in Studland Bay after they jumped overboard from the speedboat FEELING WOOSLEY 2 which had reported a fire on board.

Rescues in June 2009

Yacht Breaks Up At Kennack Sands
At just before 4.00 pm yesterday afternoon Falmouth Coastguard were alerted to a yacht Vinca II aground at Kennack Sands in Cornwall.

Yacht Crew Saved by 999 Call from Shore
Two people were rescued from a yacht off Cleethorpes just before 8am this morning after a sharp eyed member of the public noticed that their yacht had capsized and they were in the water.

Yacht Collisions, Grounded Vessels and Men Overboard
With 1,779 boats competing in yesterdays Round The Island race, Solent Coastguard were well prepared for a challenging day. This year, the annual Round The Island race generated a flurry of incidents, with the Coastguard Helicopter, Coastguard Rescue Teams and RNLI lifeboats being called to assist grounded vessels and men overboard, as well as the FastCat that operates between Portsmouth and Ryde, which became grounded on its 5.45 crossing.

Two Men Aged 72 & 73 Recovered From Water After Canoe Capsizes
At around quarter to two this afternoon, Solent Coastguard received a call from a skipper of a small commercial fishing boat who had pulled a man from the water off Bognor.

Tug Capsizes at Peterhead
Three men have been rescued from a sinking tug at Peterhead after their vessel capsized just outside the entrance to Peterhead Harbour early this morning.

Yacht Sinks in Lyme Bay
A 62 year old man was rescued on Friday evening as his yacht broke up on rocks in Lyme Bay.

Lone Yachtsman Assisted back to Harbour
At half past ten this morning, Humber Coastguard received a call from the Whitby Harbourmaster reporting that there was a yacht outside of the harbour having difficulties in getting in.

Two Men Rescued from Toy Inflatable
At twenty five minutes past ten yesterday evening, Swansea Coastguard received a 999 call from a man in a toy inflatable dinghy. The man and his companion stated that they were unable to make shore near Ogmore by Sea, South Wales. Both had been in the water and had managed to climb back into the 11 foot, toy inflatable dinghy prior to phoning. The two men were cold and distraught. They are aged 40 and 29 and were wearing board shorts and tee shirts.

Two Boys Rescued after Clinging to Buoy
At half past seven this evening, Humber Coastguard received a 999 call reporting two boys clinging to a navigation buoy marking the channel into Hartlepool docks.

Rescues in May 2009

Yacht Abandoned in Bad Weather
Two foreign nationals were rescued from their 25ft yacht Ouhm approximately 35 miles north east of Dunbar in the North Sea.

Lucky Escape as Fishing Vessel Sinks off Sound of Harris
Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Helicopter went to assist a sinking fishing vessel this afternoon and while deploying a pump from the helicopter both the fisherman and the winchman both went in the water as the vessel sank under them.

Two People Thrown From Jet Ski
Portland Coastguard have been co-ordinating assistance this evening to the two occupants of a red jet ski which capsized off Southbourne beach near Groyne 50, just past the pier.

Four Rescued when Canoes Capsize in Lough Neagh
Belfast Coastguard have been co-ordinating the rescue of four people in the water after their two canoes were swamped.

Yacht Calls for Assistance in Mid Atlantic in Force 11 Storms
Falmouth Coastguard received an emergency call from the yacht Fleur which, in very poor conditions, had suffered a partial knockdown with three men on board heading for Nuuk in Greenland from Falmouth

Rescues in April 2009

Fire in Engine Bay of Motor Vessel Off Weymouth
Aa fire broke out on board the Motor Vessel Freedom, 1.5 miles off Weymouth carrying 11 passengers 9 of which had disabilities and 2 were carers.

Yacht Crew with Severely Cracked Hull Calls Coastguard
Clyde Coastguard have this evening been coordinating the rescue of five individuals from a yacht reporting that she had a split hull and was taking water off the Heads of Ayr, near Troon

Divers Rescued During Strong Tidal Conditions
Seven shore divers were rescued off Porthgwarra near Lands End this afternoon after the strong spring tides began to sweep them away.

Fishermen Rescued from Sinking Boat
At 12:55 pm today Belfast Coastguard received a 999 called from the JENEMI, a 10 metre fishing boat that had lost all power and was sinking about aprox eight miles east of the entrance to Strangford Lough.

Rescues in March 2009

Another Motor Cruiser Ablaze in the Solent
Four motorboaters make a hasty retreat from their burning thirty-six foot boat as fire rapidly spreads.

Canoeists Recovered from Water off Humber
At quarter past two this afternoon Humber Coastguard were alerted to two canoes off the Redcar shoreline whose occupants appeared to be in great difficulty and needed assistance.

Fishermen From Sinking Vessel Safety Back Onshore
Three Kilkeel fishermen, who requested Coastguard assistance via VHF radio when their vessel appeared to be sinking earlier today, have just arrived back into Kilkeel Harbour. The three arrived onboard their ten metre fishing vessel Crystal Star, escorted by the Kilkeel RNLI lifeboat.

Ship Collides with Yacht in Fog in English Channel
At midday today Falmouth Coastguard received a call on VHF from the crew of a yacht called Maelys reporting that they had been hit by a cargo vessel in fog 15 miles south east of Lizard Point.

Motor Cruiser Ablaze in Solent
A Motor Cruiser caught on fire in the Solent with the danger of explosion.

Rescues in February 2009

Children Stuck in Mud at Langstone Harbour
At around 1.00 pm this afternoon Solent Coastguard were informed by a member of the public about an incident unfolding in Langstone Harbour, near Portsmouth.

Four Rescued after 999 Call to London Coastguard
At quarter past eleven this morning, a mayday call was received by Thames Coastguard.

Four Rescued from Sinking Boat
The Portland Coastguard helicopter rescued four people from a sinking motor cruiser today after Portland Coastguard received a mayday call from the boat.

Fishing Vessel Sinks as Three go into Water
A fishing vessel Jubilee Star was towing nets earlier this afternoon off Dunoon on the Clyde when its nets got caught on sea bed and the vessel capsized putting 3 people into the water. Clyde Coastguard immediately began coordinating assistance

Coastguard Assist Fishing Vessel taking on Water
At 8.25 pm this evening the fishing vessel Carisanne II radioed Shetland Coastguard reporting they were taking water and had no engine power on board, approximately 30 nautical miles east of Unst.

Engine Room Fire on Ship in Humber
The engine room of a cargo ship carrying Bauxite caught fire this morning at 03:34hrs at the entrance to the River Humber.

Rescues in January 2009

Wind Farm Workers Successfully Evacuated from Barge
At twenty six minutes past eight this morning Liverpool Coastguard were contacted by workers on the work barge UR101 reporting that the barge anchor cables were breaking in heavy seas.

Humber Coastguard Assist Fishing Vessel on Fire
At quarter to ten this morning Humber Coastguard received a mayday call from the fishing vessel Grenaa Star HL112 reporting that they had a fire onboard.

Rescues in December 2008

Man is Found a Mile Offshore After 2 Hour Search
A large scale search for a man who became disorientated in fog in Merseyside whilst walking his dogs this morning has now been concluded after he was located a mile offshore and transferred to hospital. read more..

Coastguard Helicopter Plucks Man From Sunken Vessel in Solent
Solent Coastguard Rescue Helicopter arrived on scene above a sinking fishing boat just in time to winch the occupant out of the water after the vessel sank. The skipper, a 29 year old man from the Isle of Wight, has been transferred by helicopter to Newport on the Isle of Wight.

Rescues in November 2008

Fishermen Airlifted From Capsized Vessel Off Portland
Two fishermen have been picked up by a passing fishing vessel and airlifted to hospital by the Portland Coastguard Rescue Helicopter after their boat capsized this morning.

Wind Surfer Rescued in Treacherous Conditions
At just after 2.00 pm this afternoon, Belfast Coastguard were alerted by a member of the public that he could see from his viewpoint in the car park of the Royal Court Hotel at Portrush a windsurfer being blown off his board in the east and towards rocks. He was described as having a red and yellow sailboard and a dark wet suit.

Yacht Crew Rescued After Capsize
Four sailors including a 15-year-old boy were rescued after their racing yacht capsized in gale-force winds off Plymouth. They are all from the Plymouth area

Family and Dogs Rescued From Being Cut Off By the Tide
At twenty minutes to four this afternoon, Humber Coastguard received a 999 call from a man reporting that himself, his partner and their 11 month old child and two dogs were cut off by the tide at Seaham.

Three Rescued From Yacht Off Essex Coast
At 5.11pm, Thames Coastguard received a radio call from the 25ft yacht Nelly requesting assistance after they had run aground and become unsure of their position between the entrances to the Rivers Blackwater and Crouch off the Essex coast. The yachts GPS navigation equipment had failed and the crew could only make a very rough estimate of their position.


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