UK: Overdue diver found by Newquay Coastguard helicopter after search op in Cornwall – Published 09 Aug 2017 1525z (GMT/UTC)

An overdue diver has been located safe and well by the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Newquay after a large search operation was launched earlier today. Just after 1pm today (9 August) UK Coastguard received a VHF Radio broadcast on Channel 16 – the VHF distress frequency – from the diving vessel … Continue reading

Wales: EXERCISE – Coastguard Rescue Teams, RNLI lifeboats, RAF search & rescue helicopter, Police, Fire & Ambulance attend major incident in Cardiff Bay – 020414 1100z

(Photo: Barry Coastguard) (Photo: Steve Gummer) EX DRAIG: INCIDENT IN CARDIFF BAY EXERCISE: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR AN  TESTING THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN CARDIFF BAY “Swansea Coastguard was first contacted just before 11am this morning to reports that two boats had collided in Cardiff Bay. The Penarth, Barry and Chepstow Coastguard Rescue Teams have … Continue reading

UK: Coastguard warning to Bank Holiday walkers after 5th injured walker rescued – 260513 1615z

Coastguards from Rhum & Skye rescue injured walker on Rhum, 5th such incident on Saturday At 9:30pm on Saturday, the coastguard rescue helicopter from Stornoway was sent to rescue a lady who had collapsed and was struggling to remain conscious on the Isle of Rhum.     Unfortunately, when the rescue helicopter reached the island, … Continue reading

Hovercraft, RAF helicopter & Coastguard Rescue Teams recover horse rider with spinal injuries from Hest Bank, Morecambe – 230413 1035z

  Morecambes RNLI team were requested to assist the North West Ambulance Service this afternoon in recovering a horse rider with spinal injuries stranded after being thrown from her horse. The incident occurred near Hest Bank, Morecambe. Morecambes volunteer RNLI crew members were paged by Liverpool Coastguard at 15:50pm onSaturday 20th April 2013 after Liverpool … Continue reading

UK: Coastguard warns of spring tide danger after at least 15 trapped. Rescues by lifeboat and helicopter – 010413 2230z

The rescue operation at Zacry’s Island, Newquay, on Saturday evening. Credit: Newquay RNLI Nine people, including a three-year-old boy, were rescued by a lifeboat crew after becoming trapped on an island. Queensferry RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called out Sunday after the group became trapped by the incoming tide at Cramond Island. The Queensferry was … Continue reading

Great Yarmouth Coastguard Station no 24-hour cover from Monday 28 Feb 2013, closes completely end of April – 280213 2115z

ITV News: 5:05pm, Wed 27 Feb 2013 “End of an era for coastguard station For the coastguard station in Great Yarmouth, it’s the end of an era. On Monday, it’ll stop providing 24-hour cover. It’ll be manned during daytime hours only until the end of April, then it will close completely – a victim of … Continue reading


Originally posted on Penarth Daily News:
Penarth Coastguards at the cliff edge with police The body of a 68-year-old man has been recovered by police and Penarth Coastguards from the base of a cliff at Ranny Bay – midway between Penarth and Lavernock Point. Police say they do not believe the incident is suspicious –…

Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team 2012 Round Up – 020113 1800z

Copied from Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team – “Semper Paratus” WordPress blog 2012 proved another busy year for Falmouth CRT, with some challenging jobs and some real highs and lows. To date, we have attended 84 incidents totalling 779.5 (team) hours, and assisted 122 persons, sadly 3 of these were confirmed fatalities and 3 dogs also … Continue reading

UK Government plan to close 50% of UK Coastguard Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres – Updated 07 Feb 2013 0001Z

The UK Government plans to close 50% of the UK’s Coastguard Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres, starting 28 Sept 2012 There is a campaign to prevent this from happening, whilst Goatys News usually tries to be unbiased, in this matter it fully supports this campaign. 19 Dec 2012 Portland Coastguard Search & Rescue Helicopter House of … Continue reading

Humber lifeboat & Coastguard aid yacht in distress – 081112 2315z

Tuesday (6 November 2012) saw the crew of the Humber lifeboat called into action after a distress call was made to the coastguard from a yacht suffering difficulties. The yachts steering had broken, making her unable to control; the call to the coastguard described the vessel ‘going around in circles’ and becoming disorientated and unable … Continue reading

Support flaring for Clyde Coastguard, Scotland – Published 03 Sept 2012 1440Z

Support flaring for Clyde Coastguard (Reproduced with kind permission from (Please note Goaty’s News supports this campaign. Any political views are those of the author) Posted on August 31, 2012 by newsroom The will to SaveClydeCoastguard reddened the skies and crowded the Esplanade at Greenock tonight (31st August 2012) – a dreich evening with … Continue reading

RNLI and coastguard search for missing wreck diver

Rescuers searched in vain for a diver who disappeared while exploring a wreck yesterday. The man, in his 40s, was diving the Benton Castle wreck at Start Bay, near Dartmouth, when he went missing. His diving group searched for half an hour before raising the alarm at 12.15pm. RNLI lifeboat and coastguard rescue teams from … Continue reading

MCA and RNLI test drones in real-life search and rescue scenarios – Published 02 May 2018 1500z (GMT/UTC)

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) ran a special event to test the use of drones. A week-long event took place along a stretch of coastline at St Athan, Wales, with a selection of drones being used in four different search and rescue scenarios to explore how they … Continue reading

Gaia Pope: The search for a missing Dorset teenager continues on its 6th day – Published 13 Nov 2017 1853z (GMT/UTC)

“Gaia Pope was last seen on Tuesday afternoon in Swanage. Hundreds of residents have joined police and coastguards since her disappearance to search for the 19-year-old from #LangtonMatravers who has severe epilepsy. Police have released CCTV footage showing what is believed to be the missing teenager shortly before she vanished. The video shows Gaia running … Continue reading

Lifeboat/ Water rescue charities receive £1 million to boost search and rescue efforts – Published 08 Nov 2017 2017z (GMT/UTC)

Water rescue charities receive funding for rescue equipment to keep UK rivers and seas safe. Water rescue charities have been awarded £1 million in funding for vital rescue equipment to help keep the UK’s rivers and seas safe. The money has been made available by the inshore and inland rescue boat grant fund and is the … Continue reading

UK (Cornwall): Holidaymaker dies after sea rescue at Newquay, 2 others in hospital – Published 15 Aug 2017 1455z (GMT/UTC)

A 27-year-old man has died after being rescued from the sea at Newquay last night [15 August 2017]. He was among a group of three males who got into difficulty after being caught in a rip tide and swept out to sea at Crantock Beach. The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter (Rescue 924) along … Continue reading

UK: Tynemouth lifeboat rescues world’s only engineless cargo ship, the Tres Hombres – Published 04 Jun 2017 2133z (GMT/UTC)

The world’s only Engineless Sailing Cargo Ship was towed to safety by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat on Sunday morning (June 4th). The lifeboat and volunteer crew members launched in response to a request for help by the skipper of the Brigantine-type sailing ship Tres Hombres. Earlier in the morning a motor launch belonging to the 32m,128tonne … Continue reading

UK (Wales): Criccieth lifeboat aids to grounded yacht on Harlech beach – Published 04 Apr 2017 1455z (GMT/UTC)

“At 10.30am, volunteer Crew Members from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station were requested to launch following multiple reports of a yacht aground at the northern end of Harlech beach. The yacht, named Thimble and approximately 30ft in length, had gotten into difficulties near the mouth of the Porthmadog Estuary whilst attempting to navigate upriver. Following initial … Continue reading

Jersey, CI: Woman in dramatic rescue after 200ft cliff fall near Groznez – Published 02 Apr 2017 1700z (GMT/UTC)

“A 59-YEAR-old woman was winched to safety by helicopter after falling more than 200 feet down a cliff near Groznez. The rescue, carried out by the Fire and Rescue Service and Jersey Coastguard happened at around 6 pm on Saturday evening. Fire crew abseiled down the cliffs near Groznez Castle to reach the woman. However, … Continue reading

UK: Five fishermen and two RNLI lifeboat crew were saved from the sea after a dramatic rescue off Shetland – Published 04 Mar 2017 1240z (GMT/UTC)

Five fishermen and two RNLI lifeboat crew were saved from the sea after a dramatic rescue when their trawler sank in bad weather. The seven had to jump into the water just before the ship sank off Shetland as the sea was too rough to bring a lifeboat alongside. The alarm was raised at about … Continue reading

Wales: Aberystwyth Lifeboat rescues crashed paraglider from sea – Published 16 May 2016 1021Z (GMT/UTC)

At 4:15pm on Sunday (15 May) whilst returning from the rescue of an inflatable, the RNLI Arancia inshore rescue boat was tasked by the coastguard to go and assist a paraglider who was believed to have collided with the cliffs and crashed into the sea. The paraglider was believed to have collided between Clarach and … Continue reading

UK: RAF Search & Rescue Role Ends After 74 Years – Published 04 Oct 2015 1925z (GMT/UTC)

RAF Search & Rescue Role Ends After 74 Years PROUD RECORD: 34,025 Call-outs completed and 26,853 lives saved More than 74 years of continuous life-saving operations by the Royal Air Force in the UK came to an end at 1.00pm today, when the Chivenor duty search and rescue crew was formally relieved from its standby … Continue reading

Up to 700 refugees feared dead after “worst massacre ever seen in the Mediterranean” (UN) – Major search & rescue op under way – Published 190415 1630z (GMT/UTC)

A ship carrying 700 migrants has capsized off the Libyan coast, the Italian news agency Ansa reported on Sunday, adding that many are feared dead. Coastguard vessels rescued 28 people after the accident was reported around midnight, it said, giving no source for its report. The Times of Malta said migrants rushed to one side … Continue reading

UK: Body of missing woman recovered by lifeboats from Filey and Flamborough – Published 180315 0915z (GMT/UTC)

The body of a woman has been recovered by RNLI volunteer crews from Filey and Flamborough in a prolonged and difficult combined operation in the early hours of Tuesday 17 March. Shortly before 11pm on Monday 16 March, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Filey lifeboats to ascertain that an object spotted by a … Continue reading

Mediterranean: Major ‪rescue op: 1,000 migrants in 10 vessels in difficulty between island of Lampedusa & Libya’s coast – 130 saved so far – Published 150215 2330z (GMT/UTC)

15 February 2015 Last updated at 19:41 (GMT/UTC) Bid to save at least 1,000 migrants in Mediterranean The Italian coastguard is conducting a major rescue operation to try to save more than 1,000 migrants in difficulty on the Mediterranean Sea. Search teams have helped get at least 130 people to safety so far and are … Continue reading

UK: Cliff rescue at Sewerby, East Yorkshire, after 17 yr old tried to rescue dog over cliff edge – Published 300115 1827z

Friday, 30 January 2015 YOUTH RESCUED FROM CLIFFS AT SEWERBY, EAST YORKSHIRE A seventeen year old who went after his dog after it had gone over a cliff edge had to be rescued himself. Humber Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre received a 999 call from the youth’s mother at 3.15pm on 29th January to say he … Continue reading

UK: Searchers for missing trawler Z85 Morgenster in English Channel find bodies – Published 290115 1900z (GMT/UTC)

Friday, 30 January 2015 UPDATE ON SEARCH FOR OVERDUE FISHING VESSEL The Search and Rescue operation looking for the missing fishing vessel which had been fishing in the Dover Strait is being co-ordinated by the French coast guard as it is now in their territorial waters. Dover Coastguard was initially alerted to the missing vessel … Continue reading

UK: 5 fishermen rescued off the Hebredies after their boat Iuda Naofa sank – Published 200115 1815z (GMT/UTC)

The Coastguard was notified of a fishing vessel in distress just before 11am this morning. The Iuda Naofa, a 23m Irish fishing vessel, was taking on water 48 miles north of the Butt of Lewis. The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was requested to attend the scene and drop a salvage pump onto the Iuda Naofa to … Continue reading

India/Bay Of Bengal: Tropical Cyclone 03B HUDHUD 121500Z nr 18.4N 82.5E, moving NW at 8 knots (JTWC) – Updated 121014 1521z (UTC)

 VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM Hudhud (Equivalent to CATEGORY 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)   Google Earth Graphic Overlay WTIO31 PGTW 121500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 03B (HUDHUD) WARNING NR 019// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 03B (HUDHUD) WARNING NR 019 01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN … Continue reading