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25 October 2018 — Corporate information
Information about applying for jobs with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
4 July 2019 — Detailed guide
Information about volunteering for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
30 December 2019 — News story
Imagine a total stranger saves your life by stepping in to help you at a time of emergency, but you have no way of thanking them?
2 January 2020 — News story
As we enter a new year and a new decade we’re looking back at what’s been a busy 12 months for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.
15 January 2020 — News story
Coastguard rescue teams on the Isle of Lewis were called out to ensure care workers were able to reach vulnerable and elderly people during the stormy weather.
23 January 2020 — News story
ILO 188 legislation came into force a year ago and was brought into law to improve safety and well-being for everyone working on fishing vessels.
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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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