The UK Ship Register is pleased to welcome Queen Elizabeth to the UK Flag today. read more..29 September, 2010
Bude, Boscastle and Port Isaac Coastguard Rescue Teams are presently scouring North Cornwall cliff paths for a missing 63 year old walker from Minehead after the alarm was raised when he did not appear at his pre booked accommodation during the evening. read more..27 September, 2010
A major search and rescue exercise involving Her Majestys Coastguard, Metropolitan Police, Fire and Ambulance services, Port of London Authority, the RNLI and local authorities will take place on the River Thames on Thursday 30th September, starting at 20.30 hours. read more..26 September, 2010
At 2.42 am this morning, Yarmouth Coastguard received a call from East Anglian Ambulance Control reporting that they had received a 999 call from a Broads hire cruiser . The cruiser had a 3 ½ months pregnant woman onboard who had been taken ill. The cruiser was moored for the night in a very remote area of the River Waveney downstream of Beccles and the ambulance was unable to get assistance to the woman due to this. The weather was also very poor with near gale force winds and the vessel did not have any lighting. read more..25 September, 2010
A rescue helicopter has just delivered two additional pumps to a bird and wildlife monitoring vessel that began taking water earlier today. read more..25 September, 2010
A cliff climber is on his way to hospital after being airlifted from Lundy Island. The man had been climbing when he suffered a fall and sustained a broken leg. read more..24 September, 2010
On Thursday 23 September at Folkestone Magistrates Court, Th. Jacobsen Management AS of Norway, former managers of the MV Sarah pleaded guilty to the vessel transitting the Sunk Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) against the regular traffic flow. They also pleaded guilty to not providing the vessel with up to date charts as the vessel was found to have old charts that did not even show the Sunk TSS system. They also pleaded guilty to failing to keep proper records of rest, in that the ships master fraudulently kept false records of his rest periods. read more..23 September, 2010
At a hearing held in Southampton a fishermans UK Fishing Certificates of Competency was cancelled. read more..
23 September, 2010
Stornoway Coastguard are seeking information about the yacht Solitare and its owner Neil Mackenzie (59) who is overdue from Arisaig. read more..
38 older people and two others were rescued from a broken down coach on the Holy Island Causeway this afternoon whilst the tide continued to rise. read more..
19 September, 2010
A Shetland fishing vessel, with 3 crew on board, tonight tackled an engine room fire 40 miles North East of Lerwick. read more..
A Norwegian longline fishing vessel, with 13 crew on board, was left without power after a major fire in its engine room. read more..14 September, 2010
At quarter past eight this morning, Falmouth Coastguard was contacted by the master of the Motor Tanker Sea Marlin. read more..13 September, 2010
Earlier this evening Falmouth Coastguard received an urgent phone call from a surfer on Perranporth beach in Cornwall, notifying the marine emergency service that he had lost sight of his brother for 20 minutes who was also surfing the same area. read more..13 September, 2010
Portland Coastguard picked up a very weak and broken pan pan or urgency signal on VHF Channel 16 earlier this evening from an aerial site at the western end of its patch. and after seeking assistance from other seaborne and land based sites finally identified the signal as coming from a yacht, the Mary Flora. read more..13 September, 2010
At Ipswich Magistrates Court today, Svitzer UK Ltd pleaded guilty for employing a Master without a valid certificate of competence. read more..
13 September, 2010
At quarter to twelve this morning, the master of the tanker, British Cormorant were carrying out a drill with their rescue boat when one of the lines snapped injuring three crewmen on the ship and causing the rescue boat to capsize which deposited the six crewmen into the water. read more..
At ten oclock this morning, Lyme Regis RNLI inshore lifeboat, while on exercise, spotted a small cabin cruiser sinking close to the South Cardinal Buoy off Lyme Regis. They contacted Portland Coastguard and advised that they were diverting to the sinking vessel. Upon arriving at the position, they discovered 3 men in the water, none of them wearing lifejackets. read more..11 September, 2010
At approximately quarter past one this afternoon, MRCC Liverpool received several 999 calls regarding 3 people in water clinging to a white capsized vessel off the beach at Silverdale, Morecambe Bay. It appeared that they were attempting to drag the vessel towards the shore, without success. read more..11 September, 2010
At twenty minutes past one this afternoon, Swansea received a call from ambulance control requesting assistance to the aid of an injured walker. read more..10 September, 2010
A skipper and his yacht are currently being towed back into Wick after the vessel started taking water and began to sink 14 miles south-east of Wick. read more..
10 September, 2010
At half past one this afternoon, Solent Coastguard received a call from a member of the public reporting that he had seen a kayaker in trouble. read more..
At a hearing yesterday at Folkestone Magistrates Court, the owner of a UK Registered fishing vessel pleaded guilty to one offence following an incident in the Dover Straits Traffic Separation Scheme on the 17th September 2008. read more..09 September, 2010
At eight oclock yesterday evening, Yarmouth Coastguard received a call from Lincolnshire Police reporting a man in his 60s at Gibraltar Point who had apparently ran out of fuel and needed charts to return to his home port of Wells-Next-The-Sea. read more..09 September, 2010
At a hearing today at Lyndhurst Magistrates Court, the Master of the Singapore Registered tanker Nord Fast pleaded guilty to one offence of failing to supply a specimen after having been arrested on suspicion of having the proportion of alcohol in his breath exceed the prescribed limit (35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres) read more..09 September, 2010
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 7 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during August 2010 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. read more..06 September, 2010
At approximately 8:00pm Yarmouth Coastguard received a call from the 35 foot motor cruiser Fifth Dimension with four people aboard, reporting that she had a seriously seasick crewmember and was looking for advice on where to find shelter. read more..
05 September, 2010
A yacht and its crew of two were rescued after the vessel started taking on water south west of Swanage this afternoon. read more..
A man has been rushed to Torbay hospital after reportedly tombstoning from rocky outcrops at Redgate Beach, Babbacombe this afternoon. read more..03 September, 2010
Coastguards are warning the public not to take unnecessary risks when on the coast, after a 23 year old male was rescued this afternoon after his homemade raft was blown out to sea, off Llangenith Beach, Gower. read more..02 September, 2010
This morning Brixham Coastguard coordinated the rescue of a man who had fallen from cliffs. read more..02 September, 2010
This morning Forth Coastguard coordinated the rescue of a woman who had spent last night injured at the bottom of a cliff. read more..01 September, 2010
Thames Coastguard tonight coordinated the rescue of two people after their light aircraft ditched three miles off Orford Ness in Suffolk. read more..01 September, 2010
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency in conjunction with RWE npower renewables, the RNLI and RAF Search and Rescue, are due to exercise communications, co-ordination and response to a series of mock-maritime incidents in and around the wind turbines at the North Hoyle and Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farms. read more..
01 September, 2010
Buses featuring messages about Her Majestys Coastguard and encouraging members of the public to call 999 if they spot someone in trouble at sea or on the coast, are taking to the streets of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall thanks to a unique partnership between First and Her Majestys Coastguard. read more..