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Arrow30 November, 2011

COUPLE RESCUED AFTER FAILED ATTEMPT TO CLIMB ABOARD YACHT

A couple in their sixties were rescued from the water in the River Teifi, Cardigan today after their attempt to climb aboard their yacht ended with them both in the water. read more..

Arrow28 November, 2011

UPDATE: FINAL SEARCH FOR MISSING RUSSIAN CREWMEN

The final search for the missing five Russian crewmen from the cargo ship Swanland has now been completed. Coastguard rescue teams conducted a low water search this afternoon, however, other than debris including liferings and a man overboard marker, no further signs of the missing crewmen was found. read more..

Arrow28 November, 2011

UPDATE: SEARCH FOR MISSING RUSSIAN CREWMEN

Eleven coastguard rescue teams and an RAF helicopter have completed a search of the north Wales coast this morning, following the loss of the cargo carrier Swanland in the early hours of yesterday morning. Although some additional wreckage including a lifejacket and a lifering have been found, the missing seafarers have still not been located.  read more..

Arrow28 November, 2011

10 FOREIGN SHIPS UNDER DETENTION IN THE UK DURING OCTOBER 2011

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 10 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during October 2011 after failing Port State Control ( PSC) inspection. read more..

Arrow28 November, 2011

CREW MAN INJURED IN ATTEMPT TO TOW VESSEL FROM SAND IN TROON HARBOUR

A crew man was injured last night when a tow rope snapped during an attempt to pull the vessel ‘Norcape’ from the sand at the entrance to Troon Harbour. read more..

Arrow27 November, 2011

SEARCH FOR MISSING SEAFARERS FINISHES

The search for the fivemerchant seafarers who are missing ten miles west of the Lleyn peninsula, Gwynedd has finished for this evening and will be reassessed at first light. read more..

Arrow27 November, 2011

SEARCH ONGOING FOR SEAFARERS MISSING IN GALE FORCE SEAS

Holyhead Coastguard is currently coordinating the search for sixmerchant seafarers who are missing in gale force weather 10 miles west of the Lleyn peninsula, Gwynedd. read more..

Arrow26 November, 2011

DIVERS FOUND AFTER BEING CARRIED AWAY IN STRONG TIDES

At 11.00 am this morning the dive boat Skindeeper reported to Portland Coastguard that it had two divers who were missing off Grove Point after completing their dive. read more..

Arrow25 November, 2011

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION ASSURES RESCUE OF FRENCH FISHERMAN

A call from a French fishing vessel to request the medical evacuation of a crew member became more complicated than usual because no-one on board spoke English. read more..

Arrow22 November, 2011

UNCONSCIOUS MAN RESCUED FROM INCOMING TIDE

A lucky man was rescued from the estuarial mud at Penryndaedraeth this afternoon after he was found unconscious in the mud, with the tide coming in. read more..

Arrow22 November, 2011

Coastguard modernisation proposals confirmed

Plans to modernise the Coastguard have been confirmed by Shipping Minister Mike Penning. The proposals, which were announced for consultation in July, will make the Coastguard better coordinated, more resilient to the challenges of the future and will increase the number of regular coastguard officers working in coastal communities, who provide leadership and support to the volunteers of the Coastguard Rescue Service. read more..

Arrow22 November, 2011

FISHING VESSEL RUNS AGROUND AT ENTRANCE TO ARDGLASS HARBOUR

The crew of a fishing vessel were rescued from a life raft last night after their fishing vessel Moyuna ran aground at the entrance to Ardglass Harbour.  read more..

Arrow18 November, 2011

HOVERTRAVEL OPERATIONS SUSPENDED

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has suspended Hovertravels ISM Document of Compliance which allows them to operate. The effect of this is that their hovercraft Freedom 90 and Island Express cannot operate. read more..

Arrow18 November, 2011

YACHT HITS PLYMOUTH BREAKWATER

A yachtsman has been rescued after his yacht hit the Plymouth breakwater this evening. read more..

Arrow14 November, 2011

ANGLER RESCUED IN CORNWALL

At 7.11pm Falmouth Coastguard received a 999 call from an angler reporting that a freak wave had washed anglers off rocks and into the sea at Rinsey Head near Porthleven.  read more..

Arrow14 November, 2011

CHILD RECOVERED FROM WATER AT KIRCALDY

At 3.20pm Forth Coastguard received a 999 call reporting that a child was in the water off the Kircaldy Esplanade read more..

Arrow10 November, 2011

8 FOREIGN SHIPS UNDER DETENTION IN THE UK DURING SEPTEMBER 2011

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 8 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during September 2011 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. read more..

Arrow08 November, 2011

OVERHEARD MAYDAY PROMPTS SOLO SAILOR RESCUE

A spoken word distress call overheard by crew on board an offshore installation and passed to Yarmouth Coastguard led to the rescue of a Dutch sailor earlier this evening.  read more..

Arrow08 November, 2011

COMMERCIAL BOAT OWNER PLEADS GUILTY

The owner of a Princess 42 luxury motor yacht has pleaded guilty to carrying more people than licensed to do so between Strangford to Peel, Isle of Man. read more..

Arrow05 November, 2011

TWO TEENAGE GIRLS CUT OFF BY TIDE AT WHITBY

Two teenage girls have been rescued this afternoon by the coastguard,after getting cut off by the tide at Whitby.  read more..

Arrow06 November, 2011

TWO MEN CLING TO UPTURNED BOAT EAST OF SHETLAND

Two men have been rescued from an upturned boat this afternoon, east of Shetland.  read more..

Arrow02 November, 2011

INJURED MAN EVACUATED FROM YACHT IN CHALLENGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

At 10.50 pm yesterday, Portland Coastguard received a radio message from the eight metre yacht Skean Dhu which was passing thirteen miles south of Portland Bill while on passage to Dartmouth. She reported that one of the two crew aboard had fallen heavily and suffered a head and possible spinal injury.  read more..