Incident - Kitesurfer In Water
Tuesday 13 June Watchkeepers Maggie Quaddy and Colin Wells spotted man in water swimming away from kite surf board. Solent CG informed who launched the ILB. Meanwhile the Edge Safety Boat picked up the casualty and landed him on the beach.
It is now over a year since the transition to a new national Coastguard network was completed, with the National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC) and ten other operations centres in action around the UK. There has, however, been some confusion among the sailing community as to how to contact the Coastguard. The Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) advises that sailors should use Coastguard callsigns based on their geographical area, such as ‘Falmouth Coastguard’.