A 26 metre beam trawler is currently on fire 35 miles south of the Isles of Scilly with four people aboard. read more..31 December, 2009
Solent Coastguard has been requested to assist the Police this afternoon (1:40pm) with the search for a missing man. The man was last seen at approximately 2:00am this morning when leaving his friends boat which was moored on the River Itchen to return to his own boat moored on the same river, north of Northam, Southampton. read more..31 December, 2009
At 5.00 this morning Dover Coastguard received a mayday call from the 40ft yacht Justice, who was on passage from Ramsgate to the Thames with two people on board. read more..30 December, 2009
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. read more..23 December, 2009
Portland Coastguard Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre were requested by the South West Ambulance Service this morning to render assistance to their paramedics utilising the Coastguard Rescue Teams 4x4 vehicles that are able to gain traction in the dangerous and icy conditions prevailing throughout the south and particularly Dorset today. read more..22 December, 2009
Coastguards were out assisting other emergency services last night in extremely snowy and hazardous conditions in mid Hampshire when the amount of emergency calls from the public reached very high levels. read more..21 December, 2009
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 10 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during November 2009 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. read more..21 December, 2009
The MCA, with the assistance of the Department for Transport, will continue to accept TEPs from the public; however the collection and disposal service will no longer be undertaken by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) with effect from the 31 March 2010 because of their operational pressures. read more..20 December, 2009
At 02 26 this morning Yarmouth Coastguard received a 999 call on mobile phone from a 30 ft motor cruiser the LADY3. read more..17 December, 2009
Shipping off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire is being warned to take care after a container ship bound for Blyth lost two containers in to the sea. read more..16 December, 2009
A man who pleaded guilty to giving false information under The Communications Act was sentenced to a 12 week sentence suspended for 12 months, 200 hours of community service and £2,500 costs. He organised an elaborate hoax that tied up the resources of Newquay and Aberystwyth Coastguard Rescue Teams, RNLI lifeboats from Newquay, Aberystwyth and Cardigan, a rescue helicopter and police units from Dyfed Powys Constabulary for two and a half hours. read more..16 December, 2009
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. read more..16 December, 2009
A timber cargo ship is being escorted into Oban after running aground late Tuesday evening in the Gulf of Corryvreckan. read more..15 December, 2009
The latest video Podcast produced by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency features true life experiences from Jane Dolby from Essex, a widow who lost her husband to the sea, Tom Smith from Fife, a fisherman who survived his boat sinking, and Neil Murray, a fisherman from Looe in Cornwall. read more..13 December, 2009
A major search took place this evening for a man who fell into the River Dart just before 8pm. read more..
10 December, 2009
The Coastguard helicopter base at Portland has carried out its 3,000th mission. read more..
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 5 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during October 2009 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. read more..
06 December, 2009
At half past eleven this morning, the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter R104 from Lee on Solent was requested by the Essex Ambulance to assist them in the recovery of an injured man from Purfleet Docks in London. The man was injured after falling from height onto the quayside. read more..
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. read more..05 December, 2009
At half past three today Falmouth Coastguard received a 999 call reporting a small punt adrift on the River Fal, just south of the King Harry ferry. Further questioning of the caller revealed that the engine was down and there were full mussel bags on board. read more..05 December, 2009
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. read more..04 December, 2009
Yarmouth Coastguard organised their shortest ever search for a missing person last night after discovering the missing man right outside their operations room. read more..02 December, 2009
An extensive search is currently underway for a lone fisherman reported missing off Christchurch Harbour. read more..02 December, 2009
Falmouth Coastguard co-ordinated the rescue of five British crew from a sailing yacht 325 nautical miles west of the Cape Verde Islands overnight. read more..