Three adults were rescued from the mud at Kingsbridge Estuary this evening after their dinghy became grounded in mud on the falling tide. read more..30 May, 2011
A climber was airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital with pelvic injuries this evening after a rescue operation by Coastguard Rescue Teams that took nearly five hours due to poor weather conditions and the remote location of the casualty. read more..28 May, 2011
A large scale search for a 5-year-old-boy involving a helicopter, lifeboat and two Coastguard Rescue Teams was stood down this afternoon after the child was found safe and well in his tent. read more..27 May, 2011
On the 25th May, MCA Surveyors from the Southampton Marine Office Southampton visited the cruise ship MSC OPERA on its arrival at Southampton to undertake a routine Port State Control Inspection. read more..27 May, 2011
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that nine foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during April 2011 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. read more..27 May, 2011
On the 25th May, MCA Surveyors from the Southampton Marine Office Southampton visited the cruise ship MSC OPERA on its arrival at Southampton to undertake a routine Port State Control Inspection. read more..
26 May, 2011
The MCA has announced their staff awards for 2010. Chief Executive Sir Alan Massey congratulated the award winning staff saying: I am pleased to be able to present these awards to our outstanding employees; read more..
At a hearing today at Plymouth Magistrates court the owner of a sailing vessel pleaded guilty to two charges brought under maritime safety legislation. He was fined a total of £6,000 plus costs of £4,000. read more..
23 May, 2011
About 60 children and adults inflated their lifejackets en masse at Mudeford Quay, east Dorset on Saturday as part of the international Ready Set Inflate! event. It is the first time that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has hosted Ready, Set, Inflate in the UK. And the MCA hopes that the event will help to promote the benefits of wearing a well maintained lifejacket to the boating community. People in Canada and America will also be participating in Ready Set Inflate and the organisers hope to break the world record for simultaneous lifejacket inflations. read more..
22 May, 2011
At 1.55 pm Aberdeen Coastguard received a 999 call reporting a sports climber who had fallen and was suffering from a suspected broken ankle, North of Cruden Bay adjacent to Slains Castle read more..
At 08.11 am Humber Coastguard heard a mayday call made by a yacht called Martina who was sailing between Whitby and Scarborough. Humber coastguard responded to the vessels distress call and ascertained the nature of their distress. read more..21 May, 2011
At 8pm Humber Coastguard were alerted to the plight of a teenager who had descended dangerously insecure 100 feet high cliffs at Sewerby and become stuck 40 feet above the beach. His companions on the beach initially called the Police for assistance, as the tide began to fill to the base of the cliffs. read more..21 May, 2011
At 02.20 am MRCC Belfast received a call from Police Service Northern Ireland reporting that they had received a call from a lady reporting that her son had not returned from a surfing trip with a colleague. read more..
20 May, 2011
At 17:03 pm MRCC Humber received a 999 call reporting 3 female children cut off by the tide at Marsden Beach near Camel Island. Sunderland Coastguard team were called out and proceeded immediately as well as Tynemouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat. read more..
Humber Coastguard are warning members of the public to keep dogs on leads and not to attempt self rescue should a dog go over a cliff after a man fell 200 ft this afternoon as he attempted to rescue his dog. read more..15 May, 2011
At just after 3pm this afternoon the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter Rescue 106 from Portland was scrambled to the site of an aircraft crash involving a biplane near Witchampton in Dorset. The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Lee-on-Solent was also put on standby. read more..14 May, 2011
Holbrook Coastguard Rescue Team are celebrating moving to their new home at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club on Saturday 14th May at 12 noon when they will raise the Coastguard flag on the RHYCs flagpole outside the building. read more..11 May, 2011
At 9pm this evening Forth Coastguard received a MAYDAY broadcast from the 33 foot yacht Horus, which was taking in water 17 miles off Eyemouth with three people on board. read more..11 May, 2011
Liverpool Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public earlier today reporting that his friend had called him to say that her vessel had lost engine power and was drifting near Kalkan, off the coast of Turkey. read more..10 May, 2011
The UK will test its response to a deep water oil spill incident on 18th and 19th May 2011 by running Exercise Sula in Aberdeen and in Shetland. read more..09 May, 2011
A man and a woman are recovering this evening after they were found with their sailing dinghy on Loch Bracadale. read more..09 May, 2011
Remember to maintain your vessel! Humber Coastguard has assisted people with three different broken down vessels, helped people with injuries and sent out resources to an animal rescue today. read more..06 May, 2011
At a hearing today at Torquay Magistrates the owner/skipper of a fishing vessel pleaded guilty to two charges under safety legislation. He was fined £10,000 for both charges which was reduced to £7,000 for his early guilty plea plus costs of £4,858.31p. read more..05 May, 2011
Five people in sailing dinghies were towed back into Portland Harbour this afternoon after a concerned member of the public spotted the group drifting and a local vessel came to their aid. read more..05 May, 2011
The UK Ship Register continues to increase in size with a number of new registrations since the beginning of 2011. read more..04 May, 2011
Concerns were raised for the safety of a 79 year old resident of a Dumfriesshire care home after he went missing at approximately 9.30 pm last night. read more..03 May, 2011
Just after nine oclock this morning Humber Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public at Berwick-upon-Tweed, reporting what they believed to be two people waving from an upturned vessel approximately one mile offshore. Berwick Coastguard Rescue Team was called out and both Berwick RNLI lifeboats were requested to launch. read more..02 May, 2011
Swansea Coastguard sent the Burnham-on-Sea Coastguard Rescue Team, requested the two Burnham-on-Sea lifeboats to launch and requested the Portland Coastguard helicopter to scramble this afternoon after receiving a report from the beach warden at Burnham-on-Sea that three men were being swept out to sea on an inflatable dinghy. West Country Ambulance also attended the scene. read more..02 May, 2011
Stornoway Coastguard has been coordinating assistance to some people stranded due to moor fires this holiday weekend. read more..02 May, 2011
Humber Coastguard warns the public to be aware of old World War unexploded ordnance. The ordnance may be washed up or exposed on shorelines along the north east coast and they ask the public to contact the Coastguard immediately. read more..01 May, 2011
A windsurfer has been taken to hospital this afternoon after being rescued from the water off the Ayrshire coast at Irvine, just north of Troon. read more..
01 May, 2011
At 2:30pm, Humber Coastguard received a call from the North Yorkshire Police informing them of a Springer Spaniel dog that had fallen over the cliffs at Flamborough Head. Soon afterwards a 999 call was received from a highly distressed lady, who was the owner of the 12 year old dog. read more..
Three men aged between 18 and 22 years old have been rescued from an inflatable toy boat a mile off the shore at West Worthing this morning. read more..