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Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Maritime &
Coastguard
Agency
  1. Working at sea: certification, health and safety
  2. Ships and cargoes: construction, operation and navigation
  3. Find marine (M) notices
  4. Seafarer certification: working on a UK registered vessel
  5. Seafarer medical certification and advice
  6. UK Ship Register
  7. Commercial fishing and fisheries
  8. Apply for a boatmasters' licence
  9. Civil Hydrography Programme
  10. Coastguard search and rescue
  11. All MCA services and information

Featured

25 October 2018 — Corporate information

Working for MCA

Information about applying for jobs with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

25 October 2018 — Guidance

Volunteering for the MCA

Information about volunteering for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

21 February 2019 — News story

How we handle data has changed over the years

How the MCA handles data from the vessels coming into UK ports

28 February 2019 — Press release

Threat of legal action leads to payment of fine over Humber incident

A company and one of its ship masters have paid up fines after being warned their boat could be seized if they didn’t pay.

8 March 2019 — News story

Studland Bay dinghy sailors rescued

Three men were rescued from the sea off Studland Bay on the evening of 03 March after they were thrown into the sea from their dinghy.

15 March 2019 — News story

Crew rescued from French fishing vessel off Lands End

Six crew from a fishing vessel in distress were airlifted from their disabled vessel off Lands End in atrocious weather conditions over night on 12th March.

Latest from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

  1. MCA approved doctors for shipping companies
    • 18 March 2019
    • Guidance
  2. UK conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment - UK's Withdrawal from the EU
    • 15 March 2019
    • Guidance
  3. Crew rescued from French fishing vessel off Lands End
    • 15 March 2019
    • News story

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What the Maritime and Coastguard Agency does

We work to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea. We produce legislation and guidance on maritime matters, and provide certification to seafarers.

MCA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport.

Read more about what we do

Documents

News and communications

  1. Crew rescued from French fishing vessel off Lands End
    • 15 March 2019
    • News story
  2. Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during February 2019
    • 11 March 2019
    • Press release
  3. See all news and communications

Consultations

  1. Consultation on Directive 2016/1629 - Inland waterway vessels
    • 5 February 2019
    • Closed consultation
  2. A new MGN on media, other organisations and persons on ships and fishing vessels
    • 16 January 2019
    • Closed consultation
  3. See all consultations

Publications

  1. MCA approved doctors for shipping companies
    • 18 March 2019
    • Guidance
  2. UK conformity assessment procedures for marine equipment - UK's Withdrawal from the EU
    • 15 March 2019
    • Guidance
  3. See all publications

Statistics

  1. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: data tables (SARH)
    • 13 March 2019
    • Statistical data set
  2. Seafarer statistics: data tables (SFR)
    • 12 December 2018
    • Statistical data set
  3. See all statistics

Our management

Brian Johnson Chief Executive, MCA Michael Parker Non-Executive Chairman Richard Parkes Director, Maritime Operations and HM Coastguard, MCA Katy Ware Director of Maritime Safety and Standards, MCA Bill Dunham Director, Strategy and Corporate Services, MCA

Contact MCA

HM Coastguard and Marine Offices

For local rescue phone numbers, click the link.
United Kingdom

Contact Form: HM Coastguard and Marine Offices

Emergency contact number for the nearest coastguard

999

Head office

Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
Southampton
SO15 1EG
United Kingdom

Email

[email protected]

Main switchboard

0203 817 2000

For General enquiries

Out of hours duty surveyor

Technical Enquiries

+44 (0)7810 528504

Note that this service is for Urgent Technical Enquiries that require action out of office hours only and for enquiries on registration of ships, seafarer’s certification see the list provided here: [www.gov.uk]

UK Ship Register

Customer Services: merchant and bareboat charter registration
MCA HQ
Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
Southampton
SO15 1EG

United Kingdom

Email

[email protected]

Merchant Ships

023 8032 9197

Small Ships

+44(0)29 2044 8813

Fishing Vessels

+44(0)29 2044 8855

Pleasure Vessels

+44(0)29 2044 8866

7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency press office

Press enquiries

020381 72222 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)

Outside these hours, for emergency press enquiries only please dial the above number. You will hear a message giving details of how to contact the on call press officer.

Seafarer training and certification: deck training

Email

[email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: boatmaster training

Email

[email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: CEC training

Email

[email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: engineering training

Email

[email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: exams section

Email

[email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: revalidation team

Email

[email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: safemanning team

Email

[email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: smart team

Email

[email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: STC courses

Email

[email protected]

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

Email

[email protected]

Corporate information

  1. Equality and diversity
  2. Complaints procedure
  3. Office access and opening times
  4. Corporate reports
  5. Transparency data

Jobs and contracts

  1. Procurement at MCA
  2. Working for MCA
  3. Jobs

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