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6 January 2021 — News story
When visiting your local coastline please take care and follow the rules and social distancing guidelines according to the guidance for your area.
18 December 2020 — Press release
HM Coastguard, in partnership with the RNLI, will be reminding everyone to stay safe over the winter period
17 December 2020 — Press release
State-of-the-art technology is bringing a new edge to the search and rescue work of HM Coastguard.
3 July 2020 — Press release
For commercial seafarers and recreational boat users
4 July 2019 — Guidance
Information about volunteering for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
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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.
Read more about what we do
Contact Form: HM Coastguard and Marine Offices
Emergency contact number for the nearest coastguard
0203 817 2000
For General enquiries
020381 72222 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)
Outside these hours, please dial the press enquiries number for emergency press enquiries only. You will hear a message giving details of how to contact the on call press officer.
+44 (0)7810 528504
Note that this service is for Urgent Technical Enquiries that require action out of office hours only. This number must not be used for any urgent or routine enquires during normal office hours. All enquiries during office hours, including, but not limited to, technical enquiries, enquiries on registration of ships or seafarer’s certification should use the contact details on 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.
Seafarer training and certification switchboard
0203 817 2200
Phone lines are currently closed for seafarer training and certification services please email the relevant department as per the below addresses.
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