The search for a missing female kayaker has been called off after the body of a woman was found in the sea off the Lleyn peninsular this evening. read more..31 August, 2010
At a hearing on Friday 27th August at Folkestone Magistrates Court, the owner/skipper of a UK Registered fishing trawler was prosecuted following an incident in the Traffic Separation Scheme off Texel, Netherlands on the 9th January 2009. read more..
30 August, 2010
Her Majestys Coastguard have suspended the maritime search for missing Shrewsbury kayaker, Elizabeth Ashbee, 53, after she went missing yesterday afternoon in her red kayak. The search in the maritime sector will remain suspended pending any further information whilst the land search and rescue led by North Wales Police will continue. read more..
Just before 5.00 pm this afternoon Belfast Coastguard heard from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service of an accident involving a young boy at Cranfield Bay, near Kilkeel, Northern Ireland. read more..30 August, 2010
At approximately 1 oclock this afternoon, Yarmouth Coastguard were alerted to a distress beacon transmitting either inland or close inshore near Saltfleet in Lincolnshire. Due to the possibility of a vessel being in distress, the Humber all weather lifeboat was asked to assist. Coastguard Rescue Teams from Donna Nook and Mablethorpe were also sent to the approximate area and assist in the search. RAF Rescue Helicopter 128 was also requested to assist in the location of the beacon. read more..30 August, 2010
Yarmouth Coastguard have been warning leisure boaters and regular marine traffic to a significant amount of lost cargo from the 79 metre Norwegian registered vessel Sally in heavy seas off the east coast of the UK. The cargo loss is about 55 miles due east of Lowestoft and the vessel was travelling from Sweden to the UK. The vessel has a crew of 6 on board. read more..30 August, 2010
Coastguard are asking walkers and leisure boat users to keep a watchful eye out today for a female paddler who went missing yesterday afternoon in her red kayak. read more..30 August, 2010
Around 7.30 yesterday evening Holyhead Coastguard were notified of a missing kayaker who had last been seen at around 2.00 pm (Sunday) afternoon. read more..28 August, 2010
At just after 5.00 pm this evening Brixham Coastguard were alerted by Ambulance control to a paraglider who had fallen 150 feet at Staddon Heights, near the golf course, near Plymouth. The initial call had been made from a leisure boat user who had just witnessed the incident. read more..28 August, 2010
Humber Coastguard have been co-ordinating assistance to a 49 year old male diver this afternoon who, it was reported, was unconscious and very poorly after returning from his dive. He had no particular medical history and he had dived to 13 metres over 30 minutes. It was his second dive of the day. read more..27 August, 2010
Yarmouth Coastguard received numerous reports earlier this evening from members of the public reporting two step brothers, one aged 10 and the other aged 17 from Coventry, having problems in the sea near Skegness. read more..27 August, 2010
Brixham Coastguard have been co-ordinating assistance this afternoon to two seriously injured men, a 41 year old father and his 25 year old son from Stoke on Trent, who were both thrown from their vessel, a 17 foot Dory with an outboard engine. read more..27 August, 2010
As the Bank Holiday weekend approaches, Maritime Minister Mike Penning and the Coastguard are urging those planning a trip to the seaside to take care, following a large number of beach and cliff incidents during the summer break. read more..26 August, 2010
Three French yachtsmen owe their lives today to their EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) when rescued over 500 miles off course, in the Atlantic. read more..26 August, 2010
Wayne EVANS, a deck hand on the fishing vessel PZ41 Ocean Spray was involved in an incident on board the vessel on the 9 December 2009, at about 7.30pm when the vessel was shooting its nets about 18nm SSE of Newlyn. read more..25 August, 2010
Humber Coastguard this afternoon urged beach users to stay safe when swimming in the sea after one teenager died and two others are receiving treatment in hospital after being caught by a rip current at Whitby Beach. read more..24 August, 2010
Just after 1.00 pm Humber Coastguard were made aware of a dark blue dinghy floating offshore from the beach at Ulrome in North Humberside. One man in his late 40s, and three children aged 4,6 and 7 were in the dinghy at the time. They were staying in a nearby caravan. No lifejackets were being worn. The individuals had oars on board but the offshore winds were too strong and they were being blown out to sea. read more..24 August, 2010
Lancashire Fire Service alerted Liverpool Coastguard earlier this morning to a Vauxhall Astra Estate car that was stuck north of Sunderland Point on the River Lune near the Globe Inn with three adults and one child inside on an incoming tide. Two ambulances were already proceeding. The Police were also aware. read more..23 August, 2010
At approximately 0815 this morning, Yarmouth Coastguard received a call regarding a 30 foot ex-fishing vessel Viking which had lost power 12 miles off the coast of Happisburgh. read more..22 August, 2010
Three young people have been transferred to hospital this evening after members of the public dialed 999 to inform the Coastguard they could hear their cries for help offshore of the Aberthaw Power Station near Cardiff. read more..21 August, 2010
Falmouth Coastguard sent resources to the rescue of a five-year-old Scottie dog who had fallen down a gully this afternoon, with the dog now recovering at the vets after initially showing no signs of life. read more..21 August, 2010
Two female canoeists were taken to hospital on the Isle of Mull this afternoon after a sighting of them in difficulty led to a large scale search involving Coastguard Rescue Teams, lifeboats, a helicopter and local vessels. read more..21 August, 2010
Humber Coastguard sent lifeboats and a helicopter to the rescue of a man who phoned his wife to say he had fallen in the water at Steetley Pier this afternoon after the concerned woman subsequently phoned the Coastguard. read more..21 August, 2010
The rescue of a young boy with serious head injuries from a vessel in the Solent this morning was made more difficult when it transpired that a specialist Doctor was required, and that the boy was too scared to be transferred to hospital via helicopter. read more..20 August, 2010
At 01:30 a.m. this morning (Friday) the coaster `Swanland, with nine persons on board suffered engine failure 4 nautical miles south west of Lizard Point in Cornwall. The master reported to Falmouth Coastguard problems with the fuel injectors and that he had no engine power. She had a cargo of stone for London aboard. read more..20 August, 2010
Earlier this evening Aberdeen Coastguard were alerted by a member of the public onshore under Cape Wrath lighthouse in the very north of Scotland to two people initially in a 18 foot wooden rowing boat, the Green Cabbage Patch, heading east from Cape Wrath who seemed to be having major problems heading into Kearvaig Bay. read more..19 August, 2010
Thames Coastguard have been busy this evening coordinating the rescue of a father (58), grandfather (72) to a 13 year old boy, also with them, and all from Hoo near Medway, who were attempting to get back to firmer ground from a vessel they had left at Stoke Creek on the River Medway after the water intake on the engine had silted up. At the time of the incident the tide was on the ebb. read more..18 August, 2010
Shetland Coastguard have been coordinating assistance to a 15 year old youth this evening after the Ambulance Service alerted the marine emergency service at around 6.00 pm this evening to an incident north east of Hoy in the Orkney Isles believed to be at the foot of the cliffs at the Bay of Tongue. The visibility was also described as very poor in thick fog. read more..17 August, 2010
At 5.15 this afternoon Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service contacted the Coastguard at the Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre at Clyde to report a man who had fallen 40 foot into a quarry at Hirst Road, Hart Hill, located between Motherwell and Livingston. The man was conscious and his extraction potentially required a Coastguard cliff team. read more..17 August, 2010
At one oclock this afternoon, Portland Coastguard received a number of 999 calls, and additional calls from yachts in Studland, outside Poole Harbour, to report that three teenagers were in the water, having been thrown from their boat which was still dangerously racing around in circles with no one on board read more..16 August, 2010
At half past eight this evening, Coastguard staff at Forth maritime rescue coordination centre were alerted to an incident by someone banging on the door and shouting for help. read more..
16 August, 2010
The UK Ship Register is pleased to welcome the CMA CGM Corte Real on to the UK Flag. read more..
Coastguards are asking members of the public to contact them if they have information about a green dinghy that was found abandoned two miles north west of Bull Point on the north Devon coast. read more..15 August, 2010
Five adults, two children and their dog had to be towed back to the beach this afternoon after their speedboat broke down near St Tidwalls. Although they had been broken down for three hours, they had not thought to call the coastguard and so had been stuck trying to call to other vessels for help. They had tried to call the beachguard on their mobile phone but had no response. They did not have vhf radio onboard the boat and only one of the children and none of the adults were wearing lifejackets. read more..15 August, 2010
Two adults and five children aged between three and sixteen have just been rescued from a sandbank ¾ miles off shore at Fleetwood. read more..14 August, 2010
A canoeist, who capsized and began drifting towards open water was rescued this afternoon by the Inverness Coastguard Rescue Team using their flood rescue gear. read more..14 August, 2010
A three year old boy and a commercial seaman have both been evacuated from two separate vessels due to medical problems this afternoon. read more..13 August, 2010
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 7 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during July 2010 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. read more..12 August, 2010
At 1630 today Milford Haven Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre received a report from Borth RNLI Launch Operation Manager and Aberystwyth Coastguard Station Officer that they had both spotted what they believed to be orange smoke, in the vicinity of Aberdovey Bar. read more..12 August, 2010
At twenty five minutes past nine yesterday evening, Milford Haven Coastguard received a 999 call reporting an eleven year old boy stuck approximately twenty foot up a cliff at Newgale. read more..09 August, 2010
Dover Coastguard coordinated an extensive search overnight for a man report missing from an unofficial campsite above the dunes at Camber Sands. read more..08 August, 2010
A planned swim across an estuary turned in to a full scale search this afternoon when the accompanying boat broke down and the swimmer disappeared from view. read more..07 August, 2010
A thrill ride in a rubber doughnut behind a speedboat ended in disaster for one man this afternoon in Aberdovey Estuary. He fell out of the ring doughnut he was riding in and was struck by the speedboat which had turned to rescue him. read more..
07 August, 2010
Portland Coastguard coordinated rescue of 37 people from the passenger vessel Solent Scene after it drifted aground near Old Harry Rocks, Dorset, whilst on a trip from Poole for a tour around the rocks. read more..
A disorientated holiday maker has been rescued from the mud by three Coastguard Rescue Teams after getting stuck on his way home. read more..06 August, 2010
A teenager was rescued from Portrush Harbour after a very cold swim out to a moored boat to collect some fishing gear. read more..06 August, 2010
Stornoway Coastguard coordinated the rescue of four people from the sea and a Labrador dog from a motorboat that was going in circles this afternoon half a mile off Mallaig. read more..06 August, 2010
Three diving boats, a fish farm workboat, a passenger ferry, pleasure boats, divers, Coastguard Rescue teams, a RNLI Lifeboat and the Royal Navy Rescue helicopter from Prestwick have spent the afternoon searching for a diver missing in Loch Sunart. read more..05 August, 2010
Forth Coastguard is coordinating the search for a missing fisherman, whose fishing vessel was in collision with a ferry this evening. read more..04 August, 2010
At 5.40 pm this evening the skipper of the 21 metre Poole based passenger boat Dorset Belle reported to Portland Coastguard that the bilge alarms were sounding and that the vessel was taking on water. There were six people on board. read more..04 August, 2010
At twenty minutes past ten this morning, Humber Coastguard received a 999 call reporting a young lad on the cliff at Saltwick, south of Whitby. read more..03 August, 2010
A swimmer has just been located following a search which involved the Coastguard helicopter from Portland, Exmouth Coastguard Rescue Team, RNLI Exmouth inshore and all weather lifeboats, a Straight Point firing range craft and police. read more..01 August, 2010
At midday today, Forth Coastguard received a 999 call from a woman reporting that a young girl had fallen and was injured at the Chain Walk at Fife. read more..