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 policies

  1. Maritime sector

    Enabling the maritime sector to grow efficiently to support economic growth.

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Our consultations

Our publications

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

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    1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
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    Corporate information

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