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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).
23 October 2019 — News story
HM Coastguard assisted with the precautionary evacuation of 115 personnel from the Thistle Platform, located approximately 125 miles North East of Shetland.
Testing of marine autonomous surface ships (MASS) has been given a boost after site chosen in Portland, Dorset.
29 October 2019 — News story
HM Coastguard received multiple 999 calls the evening of October 26 from the public who saw a woman and her dog being washed off the breakwater and into the sea.
6 November 2019 — News story
Rescue teams and the Coastguard Operations Centre in Shetland have been awarded the prestigious Department for Transport Rescue Shield.
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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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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
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7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.
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