A family of four were rescued from the cliffs at Carsaig on the Isle of Mull this afternoon after the tide began coming in around them during a walk from Carsaig to Carsaig Arches. The two adults and two 11-year-old children became stuck after trying to climb the cliffs to escape the incoming tide – with the woman having to climb back down the cliffs and go back to the nearest village to raise the alarm. read more..30 June, 2011
At a hearing today at Southampton Magistrates Court, the Officer of the Watch of a fishing vessel pleaded guilty to one safety charge brought under Section 58 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995. read more..30 June, 2011
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has begun a consultation about updating a European directive, Establishing a Community Vessel Traffic Monitoring and information System. The directive was implemented in 2004 and resulted in a reporting system for ships to help prevent accidents and pollution at sea. read more..28 June, 2011
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 10 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during May 2011 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. read more..28 June, 2011
Three men were kept afloat by their lifejackets for an hour and a half last night off the coast of Bradwell after falling out of their 8ft angling boat – with the alarm raised when members of the public heard their cries for help from the shore. read more..28 June, 2011
A search for a missing fisherman involving a coastguard helicopter, RNLI lifeboat and several local vessels was launched off the east coast of Unst this evening after a small creel boat was discovered with no-one on board. read more..27 June, 2011
17 school children are having an extended school trip after being trapped by the incoming tide on St Marys Island, in Whitley Bay. read more..27 June, 2011
HM Coastguard responded to 66 decompression illness and 32 rapid ascent incidents in 2010 according to the MCAs newly published diving report. Medical emergencies accounted for 32 incidents. The total number of incidents has increased in the last two years, sadly, including 12 fatalities. read more..26 June, 2011
Two men were pulled from the sea this morning by a passing angling boat after their boat sank without warning. read more..25 June, 2011
An elderly mans life was saved this afternoon by his lifejacket after he fell from his yacht in to the water at Pembroke Ferry read more..24 June, 2011
A scallop diver who was missing for around four hours was found safe and well this evening on the shore near Mupe Bay, Dorset four miles away from his last known location read more..24 June, 2011
Three people were rescued from a yacht this afternoon after it ran aground on a sand bank in the Bristol Channel. read more..24 June, 2011
A consortium led by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has won a Safety at Sea International Awards for The Human Element: a guide to human behaviour in the shipping industry read more..24 June, 2011
A search for an 18-year-old young man, who is missing off the Moray coast is currently being coordinated by Aberdeen Coastguard. read more..22 June, 2011
A kayaker, who was unaware of the major search being carried out for him, has been found, safe and well, off Appin. read more..21 June, 2011
A fisherman who had been moving his boat when it was swamped and began to sink was rescued from the sea this evening near Sugar Loaf, off the Calf of Man. read more..
20 June, 2011
The Billy Deacon Search and Rescue (SAR) Memorial Trophy will be presented at the Air Leagues Annual Awards Ceremony at St. Jamess Palace, on 21st June 2011 by His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. read more..
At 03.12 am yesterday, Solent coastguard received a call from Sussex Police reporting that they had received a 999 call from a man who said that he had seen a man enter the water at Hove and had subsequently lost sight of him. read more..18 June, 2011
At 02.41 am, Brixham received a 999 call involving 6 people at Whitehouse Quay, River Fowey. The caller reported that a woman had entered the water and that three others had gone in to attempt to rescue her. read more..17 June, 2011
On 23rd July 2009 the British Registered fishing vessel Avalon II, registered in Campbeltown CN690, was reported steaming round in circles in Machrie Bay on the West side of the Island of Arran in the Firth of Clyde. read more..15 June, 2011
At 07.52 am today, Liverpool Coastguard monitored a call from someone making a radio call that was not specifically directed at any receiving station. A Liverpool Coastguard officer responded to the call and communicated with the man. read more..14 June, 2011
Humber Coastguard coordinated the evacuation of 15 passengers from the Humber pleasure barge Amy Howson. read more..14 June, 2011
At 08.21 am, the FV About Time which is an under 15 metre registered FV which operates out of Milford Haven called on Channel 16 to report that he had lost a crewman.. read more..13 June, 2011
Three people have been recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours for their work with Her Majestys Coastguard. Those honoured include a retired Coastguard Rescue Officer, a Deputy Station Officer and a retired Sector Manager. read more..13 June, 2011
Clyde Coastguard requested two lifeboats to launch and sent four coastguard rescue teams to search for a yacht this afternoon after the vessel suffered engine failure and the skipper became unwell. A Royal Navy rescue helicopter was also diverted from training to join the search and subsequent rescue. read more..11 June, 2011
At 8.30 pm this evening, the cruise liner Independence of the Seas called Portland Coastguard to report they had a very sick passenger on board in need of urgent evacuation. read more..11 June, 2011
A diver was rushed to hospital this afternoon after he went missing at the start of a diving expedition. read more..11 June, 2011
A diver has been found in Start Bay, east of Salcombe by a passing yacht, an hour and a half after he was due to resurface. read more..
10 June, 2011
A 17 year old youth from Pembroke Dock, who had been out fishing with a friend, was airlifted to Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest earlier this afternoon. He had fallen on rocks while climbing out from a location between Barafundle Bay and Stackpole Quay. He was treated for a suspected broken leg by Welsh Ambulance Service paramedics. Milford Haven Coastguard requested St Govans and Tenby Coastguard Rescue Teams to assist. The air ambulance was requested to evacuate the youth. read more..
Clyde Coastguard has been assisting a fishing vessel and its three crew this afternoon after it broke down off Lagg Bay, Island of Jura. The Oban registered vessel Jaqueline Anne called Clyde Coastguard at 3.00 pm this afternoon after their starter motor failed. They were concerned that they were drifting towards the shore and were at risk of going aground. At one stage, they were within 175 yards of the shore. read more..10 June, 2011
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, UK Ship Register is pleased to announce it has been ranked fourth in position on the Paris Memorandum of Understanding 2008-2010 White List. read more..09 June, 2011
A 19 year old man was rescued from the surf at Seaford on Wednesday evening by a coastguard rescue officer. read more..
09 June, 2011
Children and adults at Mudeford Quay, east Dorset helped to blow away the world record for life jacket inflations on 21 May as part of the worldwide Ready, Set, Inflate! day. The UKs event saw 64 people inflate lifejackets and the UK was in the top three worldwide for the most inflations at a single event. There were 99 Ready, Set, Inflate! events on 21 May in the USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Australia and the UK. read more..
Coastguards have rescued eight scouts, after they got caught out by the incoming tide whilst walking along the shoreline at Helford River at Mawnan Old Church, Falmouth, on wednesday evening. read more..06 June, 2011
Two young children are safe and well after falling out of their toy inflatable boat off Lyme Regis this afternoon. read more..05 June, 2011
The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Stornoway has airlifted an injured walker and a canoeist to hospital in Inverness after separate accidents today. read more..02 June, 2011
Two teenaged girls had to be rescued by lifeboat, from North Dock, Llanelli after they got into difficulty in a strong rip tide this evening. read more..02 June, 2011
A working collie dog was rescued by lifeboat from cliffs at Portlethen this evening after falling 100 ft down a crevice in the cliffs. The dog had been working in the fields above the cliffs. A member of the public called Aberdeen Coastguard at 6.00 pm to report the dogs predicament and request help. read more..01 June, 2011
Dover Coastguard requested the Dover and Walmer RNLI lifeboats to launch and the rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham to divert from a training exercise this evening after a conversation was heard on radio channel 16 about a collision between two motor cruisers in the Dover Strait. The French Coastguard also sent the Calais and Boulogne lifeboats to assist. read more..01 June, 2011
Two men reported missing in their six metre open vessel have been found after a large scale search coordinated by Clyde Coastguard. read more..