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1 September 2020 — Press release
The company owners of two UK-registered fishing vessels which went to sea without the correct certification have been found guilty in a prosecution by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and fined a total of £4,000.
6 July 2020 — Press release
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency announced today that they will commence a phased return to Survey and Inspection activity in the UK from 20 July.
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.
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).
24 July 2020 — News story
UPDATE: The information contained in this news story has been moved, see below.
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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
020381 72222 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)
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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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