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15 May 2020 — Press release
With significant numbers of people expected to take to the water this weekend in England, HM Coastguard is asking everyone to take extra care in extraordinary times.
28 May 2020 — Press release
For commercial seafarers and recreational boat users
20 April 2020 — Press release
COVID-19 advice for survey and inspection, update to MIN 612.
4 July 2019 — Detailed guide
Information about volunteering for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
19 March 2020 — News story
The MCA, through HM Coastguard, provides a national 24-hour maritime and coastal search and rescue (SAR) emergency response service throughout the UK.
12 May 2020 — News story
Update for those going to the coast
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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.
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Contact Form: HM Coastguard and Marine Offices
Emergency contact number for the nearest coastguard
0203 817 2000
For General 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency/about/access-and-opening
023 8032 9197
+44(0)29 2044 8813
+44(0)29 2044 8855
+44(0)29 2044 8866
7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.
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.
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