After taking on water following a collision with an unidentified floating object in the South Indian Ocean, Vendée Globe's Kito de Pavant has been rescued.
The single-handed sailor aboard found he had no power, lights or VHF radio after several abortive attempts to start the boat’s engine.
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.
Ramsgate's all weather lifeboat was launched to assist a small yacht which had been dismasted after a collision with a container ship 24 miles east of the town.
A potentially lifesaving rescue device fashioned from the unlikely source materials of empty plastic bottles will be trialled in the UK for the first time by the RNLI.
Rescuers were tasked to assist the crew of a 36ft motor boat yesterday after it caught fire in the Solent yesterday.
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
Inshore and inland lifeboat charities across the UK are being encouraged to bid for part of a £1million fund supporting rescue services in local communities.
Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service rescuers came to the aid of a stricken 40-foot yacht on Saturday, 1 October, when it lost its mast while sailing in the Solent.
The Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI crew assisted a man who was trapped onboard a small boat in Glenelg bay due to very high winds and large swell.
Rescuers were launched three times last weekend to assist two yachts and a catamaran in distress in the Solent. Lifeboat crews from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS), based…
Two Royal Navy ships, three helicopters, a fishing vessel and the Peel RNLI lifeboat responded to a Mayday call from a sinking boat off the Isle of Man in the…
The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) regrets to announce that a volunteer member of the Doolin Coast Guard unit lost her life when participating in a search off Kilkee for a…
A man who had fallen overboard from a small boat in strong winds was rescued by an off-duty RNLI lifeguard who was out kitesurfing.
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.
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.
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.
In the September 2016 issue of Practical Boat Owner...