What we do

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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Our management

Contact MCA

HM Coastguard

For local rescue phone numbers, click the link.

Head office

Spring Place
105 Commercial Road

Southampton
SO15 1EG

For General enquiries

Out of hours duty surveyor

UK Ship Register

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


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

Maritime and Coastguard Agency press office

Seafarer training and certification: deck training

Seafarer training and certification: boatmaster training

Seafarer training and certification: CEC training

Seafarer training and certification: engineering training

Seafarer training and certification: exams section

Seafarer training and certification: revalidation team

Seafarer training and certification: safemanning team

Seafarer training and certification: smart team

Seafarer training and certification: STC courses

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 at:

Freedom of Information requests

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme.