21-year-old rower Mike Johnson lost his life when he went overboard from the Toby Wallace. A report by the MAIB has found safety standards and crew preparation were insufficient to deal with the risks faced
The independent Ferryside Lifeboat is to receive funding for a new rescue hovercraft, believed to be the first of its kind in Wales
From Captain Calamity who was rescued nine times in seven months to a Boeing 767 "sailing" along the Irish coast, here are the top YBW news stories for 2016
A camping trip for five young men in the Lake District ended with three of their party being rescued after their inflatable boat sprang a leak, marooning them on an island.
The four rowers were rescued by the RNLI when their boat crashed and capsized on the Thames.
The crew of HMS Monmouth abandoned their Royal Navy training exercise to help save the life of a Canadian fisherman in the North Atlantic.
The woman was rescued three times over a four day period by Looe RNLI in south east Cornwall. She has now been given "comprehensive" safety advice.
Pilot Simon Wells crashed off Rye Harbour coast in East Sussex on Saturday, 6 August
The tiny Brussels Griffon, Mini Mouse, was stuck on a muddy island at Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth. The tide was rising fast. See pictures of the dog's rescue here!
Watch as merchant vessels, along with the US Coast Guard, rescue 46 crew, who were forced to abandon their boat when it started sinking in the Bering Sea, Alaska.
An investigation is now underway after a boat exploded in a marina in Ibiza, leaving two people in a critical condition in hospital.
The US Coast Guard rescued a distressed dolphin after the mammal landed in a boat off the Florida coast. Watch a video of the rescue!
Marnie, a Hungarian Biszla, got stuck in the River Rother at Rye Harbour. She was in the water for an hour before she was rescued.
The Moelfre inshore lifeboat rescued the five men on their makeshift raft as they struggled to paddle back to shore in 20 mph winds.
The man was airlifted to a hospital in Shetland after landing into the water during a yacht rescue mission
A 12-year-old girl suffered injuries following a collision between two jet skis at Calshot, near Southampton. She was taken to hospital.
Llandudno RNLI assisted the skipper of the motor cruiser after his vessel was damaged while attempting to tie up at Llandudno Pier.
The skipper of the yacht was rescued from the Solent on 21 May after hitting his head during a sailing regatta.
The Llandudno Coastguard Team says the man was "inadequately prepared" and "ignored advice" not to go out to sea at Colwyn Bay, North Wales.
Officials with the US Coast Guard say the man was drifting in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean in a 23-foot skiff before being rescued by a passing bulk carrier.