Thames Coastguard have been very busy today. Amongst the incidents theyve dealt with are people drifting out to sea on a lilo, families cut off by the tide, broken down vessels and a vessel that had run aground. read more..31 May, 2009
Coastguards and Camber Sands Beach Patrol have had a very busy afternoon at Camber Sands with seventeen reported incidents of people needing urgent assistance. read more..31 May, 2009
Cromer, Sherringham and Mundesley Coastguard Rescue Teams rescued a 21-year old young man from the base of the cliffs at Cromer in the early hours of this morning. read more..31 May, 2009
Humber Coastguard have been very busy today. Amongst the reported incidents have been missing children, a yacht aground in the River Humber, jet skiers endangering swimmers and people cut off by the tide. read more..30 May, 2009
Swansea Coastguard this afternoon co-ordinated the rescue of three men from a sinking speed boat. read more..30 May, 2009
Swansea Coastguard have today rescued a 32 year old man from the sea off Swansea. Although inexperienced he had gone out in a kayak without a lifejacket and wearing only boxer shorts. read more..29 May, 2009
Westward Ho Coastguard Rescue Team have tonight rescued two teenage boys from a precarious position on the cliff face at Westward Ho. read more..29 May, 2009
A drifting eighteen month old Golden Labrador, who had gone over the cliffs at Crimdon Dene, Hartlepool was helped back to shore today by the Coastguard and RNLI. read more..30 May, 2009
With Volunteers Week fast approaching (1 – 7 June) the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is paying tribute to its 3, 520 volunteers in the Coastguard Rescue Service who perform an important and invaluable role in saving lives around the coast, and is asking those who live in coastal communities whether they could join this highly capable yet historic service. read more..28 May, 2009
At twenty past five this afternoon a member of the public called Humber Coastguard to alert them to four people who had become cut off by the tide in Robin Hoods Bay and were in need of rescue. read more..28 May, 2009
A helicopter rescue to bring a man and young girl to safety after they had become stranded on cliffs near Lulworth nearly had to be aborted this afternoon after relatives and passers-by would not stand clear of the helicopter. read more..27 May, 2009
The Sheriffs Determination following the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) at Stornoway and Inverness Sheriff Courts was issued today by Sheriff Alasdair Lorne MacFadyen. The Maritime & Coastguard Agency extends its profound sympathies to the family and friends of Kaylee McIntosh 14, from Fyvie in Aberdeenshire, who drowned in August 2007after an army cadet boat capsized off South Uist. read more..27 May, 2009
A Windsor passenger vessel operator has been issued with a detention notice following a visit from a Maritime and Coastguard Agency Inspector. read more..27 May, 2009
A multi-unit search has been underway all morning for a missing female who was seen to walk into the water at Redcar, Cleveland, shortly before 7.40am this morning. Humber Coastguard are now appealing to the general public via local radio for any information on the identity of this female and to anyone who may have seen her in the area. read more..26 May, 2009
A little after 11.00 pm yesterday evening Falmouth Coastguard took a call alerting them to two missing climbers who had swum out to Long Island just off Bossiney near Tintagel earlier in the day and had not returned. read more..25 May, 2009
The crew of the Stornoway based Coastguard Rescue helicopter Rescue 100 became expert in handling casualties with broken legs this afternoon after being called to three in quick succession. read more..24 May, 2009
Yarmouth Coastguard has dealt with several incidents of missing children today, mainly along the Lincolnshire coast. read more..24 May, 2009
As the warm weather has encouraged boat users to take their vessels out on to the water, possibly for the first time this year, Humber Coastguard have, this afternoon, been dealing with a string of reports of broken down vessels. read more..23 May, 2009
Yarmouth Coastguard started the Bank Holiday early this morning when they received a call from the crew of the yacht Nascar 2 which is taking part in the North Sea Yacht Race, and who heard a Mayday signal on the emergency VHF channel 16 from the crew of fellow racing yacht Wambam. read more..
22 May, 2009
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the UK Met Office have announced a change to the Inshore Waters Forecasts that are broadcast on VHF radio by Stornoway and Clyde Coastguard during their Maritime Safety Information (MSI) broadcasts. read more..
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is pleased to announce the publication of its Our Plans for 2009-10 leaflet (available here http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga07-home/newsandpublications/mcga-publications/mcga-oce-plans_08-09.htm ). read more..
20 May, 2009
Double Olympic sailing gold medallist Shirley Robertson is helping the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to save lives this summer by presenting two new sailing safety video podcasts for their website. read more..
20 May, 2009
Tombstoning claims another life after a 17 year old dies from his injuries at the weekend after jumping from rocks at South Shields. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, (MCA) want to persuade young people to consider the risks involved and reinforce the message – dont jump into the unknown! read more..
Clyde Coastguard co-ordinated assistance this afternoon to a 61 year old walker who suffered a severe leg and ankle injury on Iona, above the marble quarry. The man was in an 80 foot gully at the time. read more..19 May, 2009
At 11.30 pm yesterday evening, Clyde Coastguard were alerted by members of the public to a speedboat which had gone out from Tobermory and a loud bang had been heard with a light flashing afterwards in the darkness. read more..19 May, 2009
Shortly before 11 oclock on Monday night a Mayday broadcast was received at Humber Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre. read more..17 May, 2009
A high-speed ferry reported a man overboard when operating between Larne and Troon early this evening. read more..17 May, 2009
The Coastguard would like to remind the public when walking along cliff edges, and coastal paths to be careful, especially when we are experiencing wet weather, as the ground can be very slippery. read more..16 May, 2009
A group of friends were Coasteering near Newquay, Ceredigion where they got into difficulty this afternoon, after jumping from cliffs into the sea. One member of the group was taken to hospital in a critical condition and another was treated for symptoms of mild hypothermia. read more..15 May, 2009
Two foreign nationals were rescued from their 25ft yacht Ouhm approximately 35 miles north east of Dunbar in the North Sea. read more..15 May, 2009
Queensferry Coastguard Rescue Team assisted four people from a vehicle this evening, which had fallen 15 feet off a slipway into the water at Long Craig Pier. read more..13 May, 2009
At 7.37pm Forth Coastguard launched an extensive search for a missing angler from Dunbar Harbour. Unfortunately there has been no sign of the man and the search has been called off tonight. read more..13 May, 2009
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. read more..13 May, 2009
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 4 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during April 2009 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. read more..13 May, 2009
An exercise, named Exercise Piran, will test the emergency services response to a fire at sea between Roscoff and Plymouth on Wednesday, 13 May. The exercise will involve the Brittany Ferries ship, MV Armorique, which will report a fire via a distress call on VHF radio. The ships Captain will request firefighting assistance. read more..13 May, 2009
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has recently commissioned a radio advertisement in the south west of England to appeal to fishermen to wear their lifejackets whilst on deck. read more..11 May, 2009
Please note that this is a Polish translation of the previous press release 'Two people thrown from jet ski'. read more..11 May, 2009
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is pleased to be exhibiting at Fishing 2009, at the SECC, Glasgow, on stand B3 in Hall 4. Representatives of the MCA will include Fishing Vessel Surveyors, Inspectors and a member of the Registry of Shipping and Seamen from Cardiff. read more..10 May, 2009
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. read more..10 May, 2009
Her Majestys Coastguard are currently assisting the search for a man who was swept away in a swollen river earlier this afternoon. read more..10 May, 2009
At around 9.50 this morning Shetland Coastguard heard a spoken word mayday from a group of five kayakers who were within the Orkney Islands at the time. They were undertaking a circumnavigational tour of Shapinsay anti clockwise and stayed last night on the Island, whilst returning to Kirkwall today. read more..10 May, 2009
The Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 104 from Lee on Solent was scrambled at just after midnight last night following a report that a 22 year old man had fallen over the cliff at Bournemouth. Portland Coastguard co-ordinated the rescue. read more..
09 May, 2009
Work has been underway most of the day to refloat and retow the dipperdredger Goliat which grounded yesterday morning off Deal in Kent. read more..
08 May, 2009
The 67 metre barge Goliat that was sinking whilst under tow earlier this morning on passage to Dover Harbour has now been beached between Deal and Kingsdown. read more..
Dover Coastguard are currently co-ordinating assistance to a tug and tow which is in danger of foundering in Langdon Bay. read more..07 May, 2009
The Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) in Belfast today welcomed Her Majesty the Queen. She was accompanied on the visit by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and Secretary of State Shaun Woodward. read more..05 May, 2009
Belfast Coastguard have been co-ordinating the rescue this afternoon of four people in the water after their two canoes were swamped. The unfolding incident was reported to the marine emergency service by one of the canoeists. read more..03 May, 2009
At ten minutes to six this evening, Portland Coastguard received a call from South West Ambulance reporting two men had fallen from cliffs at Durdle Door, near Lulworth Cove. One man had fallen from the top of the 150ft cliffs to the bottom, the second was trapped in a crevice about 20ft down from the cliff top. read more..03 May, 2009
At twenty minutes past three, this afternoon, Humber Coastguard received a 999 call reporting that a man had fallen 70 ft onto rocks from the cliffs at North Landing Flamborough, and was lying at the base not moving. read more..
03 May, 2009
At twenty four minutes past ten this morning, Clyde Coastguard were contacted by a charter diving vessel in the Sound of Mull reporting that they had two divers surface from their dive, one of them unconscious. read more..
In the very early hours of this morning, 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. read more..01 May, 2009
Clyde Coastguard are currently co-ordinating a search for an overdue 62 year old male diver after a call from the dive vessel `Equinox in the Sound of Mull. The divers were exploring the wreck of the Thesis and the missing diver was last seen at around 14.00 hrs. read more..01 May, 2009
Scarborough, Filey and Burniston Coastguard Rescue Teams are currently recovering an elderly woman who has gone over the cliff at Esplanade Crescent in Scarborough in her electric wheelchair. read more..