‘On the 15th day of our crossing our rudder completely disintegrated and we were left with no steering’
The UK Coastguard co-ordinated an extensive search and rescue effort after a 90m cargo ship sank off the Kent coast, in Force 9 north westerly winds.
Following a spate of incidents, UK Coastguard has issued some timely advice for enjoying the UK coast safely without putting yourself in danger.
Unsettled weather is heading our way in the lead-up to Christmas with Storm Barbara expected to strike the north and west of the UK tomorrow.
A major incident was declared when a cargo ship lost power and steering and began taking on water after colliding with a rock barge off the coast of Dover.
A boatsman who ran aground in gale-force weather was airlifted to safety by the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Walpole Bay, Kent yesterday morning.
A woman with a head injury was airlifted from Stokes Bay on Sunday after she was evacuated from a sailing yacht by Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS).
'If you use Digital Selective Calling (DSC) radio correctly we will be able to locate you within moments', say UK Coastguard rescuers
An upturned vessel spotted some six miles west of Land's End sparked a search for possible missing crew.
The UK Coastguard has released details about a 'life or death' search and rescue helicopter mission to rescue an unwell crewman from a vessel 180 miles offshor
The skipper of a barge has been fined £500 and more than £2,000 in costs, after pleading guilty to dumping rubbish at sea.
Following an extensive Maritime & Coastguard Agency investigation into the circumstances surrounding the loss of the Cheeki Rafiki, a decision has been made by the Crown Prosecution Service to bring…
Debris including a life raft, lifejacket and a spinnaker pole washed up in the Whitsand Bay area of Plymouth over the weekend.
HM Coastguard now has a new eye in the sky, as a Jetstream 41 turboprop aircraft is being trialled as part of a development to support our search and rescue…
A 39ft (12m) yacht that ran aground while leaving James Watt Dock Marina, with three people and a small dog on board, later sank while under tow.
Two adults and two children were taken to hospital after the speedboat they were travelling on collided with a stationary vessel in Oulton Broad, Suffolk.
The single-handed sailor had taken on quite a lot of water in bad weather through the night and his yacht's engine had failed - he needed a tow to safety.
The Transocean Winner drilling rig that ran aground in bad weather on the Isle of Lewis nearly two weeks ago has been refloated, stabilised and is being towed to safer…
Castletownbere lifeboat volunteers spent 12 hours battling storm-force conditions to rescue a single-handed yachtsman 45 miles south of Mizen head in West Cork.
Transocean plans to refloat the 17,000-tonne rig over the high water tonight and tow it to Broad Bay on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis