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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).
18 July 2019 — News story
I work in vessel traffic control for the MCA and this is what a week can be like for me
23 July 2019 — News story
Post-Implementation Review of the UK Search and Rescue Helicopter service published by Minister today.
10 September 2019 — News story
The MCA has been shortlisted for the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards 2019.
The bell from a United States Navy ship sunk the night before Operation Overlord began is to be returned to the American authorities.
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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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