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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

What the Maritime and Coastguard Agency is doing

28 July 2017 — Corporate information

Working for MCA

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

1 December 2016 — Corporate information

Personal information charter

The Maritime Coastguard Agency holds personal data for seafarers, ship owners,agents and members of the public who have voluntarily registered their vessels.

22 August 2018 — News story

Baby born mid-flight in coastguard helicopter

Newquay Coastguard helicopter turned airborne maternity unit when a baby boy was born whilst the helicopter was in flight, 1400ft over Penzance, Cornwall.

29 August 2018 — News story

First world war shipwreck bell is returned to South Africa

A bell from a world war one shipwreck which took the lives of more than 600 South Africans has been returned to the South African people over a century after the ship sank.

13 September 2018 — Press release

Come and see us on stand B038 at Southampton Boat Show

Going to Southampton Boat Show? Come and see us on our new stand, B038 near The Holiday Inn.

22 October 2018 — News story

Search in Cowes harbour after ferry collides into yatchs

Red Falcon ferry collides with two yatchs during heavy fog.

Latest from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

  1. MGN 401 (M+F) Amendment 2 - Navigation: Vessel traffic services and local port services in the UK
    • 23 October 2018
    • Guidance
  2. Counter pollution equipment manual
    • 22 October 2018
    • Guidance
  3. UK national standard for marine oil spill response organisations
    • 22 October 2018
    • Guidance

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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

Our announcements

  1. Search in Cowes harbour after ferry collides into yatchs
    • 22 October 2018
    • News story
  2. Maritime fees increase will bring extra investment for services
    • 22 October 2018
    • Press release
  3. See all announcements

Our consultations

  1. MCA fees consultation
    • 22 October 2018
    • Consultation outcome
  2. Implementation of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (ILO 188) into UK Law
    • 19 October 2018
    • Consultation outcome
  3. See all consultations

Our publications

  1. MGN 401 (M+F) Amendment 2 - Navigation: Vessel traffic services and local port services in the UK
    • 23 October 2018
    • Guidance
  2. Counter pollution equipment manual
    • 22 October 2018
    • Guidance
  3. See all publications

Our statistics

  1. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: April to June 2018
    • 12 September 2018
    • National statistics
  2. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: data tables (SARH01)
    • 12 September 2018
    • Statistical data set
  3. See all statistics

Our management

Sir Alan Massey KCB CBE 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 Doug Barrow Director of the UK Ship Register 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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