Office access and opening times

Contact details and opening times for coastguard and marine offices managed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.


Marine Offices will start to take bookings for 20 July onwards. Survey activities will be carried out in accordance with the guidance outlined in MIN 623 (M+F) and Operators are strongly advised to consult this document prior to making any arrangements. Booking for oral exams, both deck and engineering will also resume although these will be carried out remotely, not face-to-face. Marine Office front desk counter services will continue to remain closed at this time.

HM Coastguard and search and rescue offices

HM Coastguard and search and rescue headquarters

Administrative enquires for Search and Rescue matters only:
HM Coastguard Operations
Bay 2/06
Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO15 1EG

Email sar.response@mcga.gov.uk

In an emergency in the UK, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. If you are at sea, use GMDSS systems to make a distress or urgency alert: Emergency Contact - Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

The email address above must not be used to pass operational SAR information.
These contact details are for office hours only. Please scroll down for contact information for the Coastguard Operation Centres.

Volunteer Coastguard rescue service

Deputy Director of Maritime Operations

UK search and rescue committee: Mrs Naomi Davies

Search and rescue operations specialist: Mr Roly Mckie

Aberdeen Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre

HM Coastguard
4th Floor
Marine House
Blaikies Quay
Aberdeen
AB11 5PB

Phone 01224 592 334

Belfast Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre

HM Coastguard
Bregenz House
Quay Street
Bangor
Co Down
BT20 5ED

Phone 02891 463 933

Dover Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre

HM Coastguard
Langdon Battery
Swingate
Dover
Kent
CT15 5NA

Phone 01304 210 008

Falmouth Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre

HM Coastguard
Pendennis Point
Castle Drive
Falmouth
TR11 4WZ

Phone 01326 317 575

Dodman Point

Holyhead Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre

HM Coastguard
Prince of wales Road
Holyhead
Anglesey
North Wales
LL65 1ET

Phone 01407 762 051/763 911

Humber Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre

HM Coastguard
Limekiln Lane
Bridlington
East Yorkshire
YO15 2LX

Phone 01262 672 317

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre
Unit 12, Kites Croft Business Park
Fareham
PO14 4LW

Phone 02392 552100

London Maritime Rescue Sub Centre

Thames Barrier Navigation Centre
Unit 28
34 Bowater Road
Woolwich
London
SE18 5TF

Phone 02083 127 380

Milford Haven Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre

HM Coastguard
Gorsewood Drive
Hakin
Milford Haven
Pembrokeshire
SA73 3HB

Phone 01646 690 909

Shetland Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre

HM Coastguard
The Knab
Knab Road
Lerwick
Shetland
ZE1 0AX

Phone 01595 692976

Stornoway Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre

HM Coastguard
Clan Macquarrie House
Battery Point
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Western Isles
HS1 2RT

Phone 01851 702013/4

Marine offices

Aberdeen marine office

Marine House
Blaikies Quay
Aberdeen
AB11 5EZ

Email Aberdeenmo@mcga.gov.uk

Marine office phone 0203 817 2001

Counter services:
Monday to Thursday – 09:00 – 16:00
Friday – 09:00 – 15:30

Telephone query time:
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 09:00 – 16:30

Belfast marine office

Bregenz House
Quay Street
Bangor
BT20 5ED

Email belfastmo@mcga.gov.uk

Marine office phone 020 381 72012

Counter services:
Monday to Thursday – 09:00 – 16:00
Friday – 09:00 – 15:30

Telephone query time:
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 09:00 – 16:30

Cardiff marine office

Anchor Court
Keen Road
Cardiff
CF24 5JW

Email cardiffmo@mcga.gov.uk

Marine office phone 020 390 85220

Counter services:
Monday to Thursday – 09:00 – 16:00
Friday – 09:00 – 15:30

Telephone query time:
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 09:00 – 16:30

Colchester marine office

Iceni Way
Colchester
Essex
CO2 9BY

Email colchestermo@mcga.gov.uk

Marine office phone 020 390 85165

Public Counter Services:
Monday to Thursday: 09:00 – 16:00
Friday: 09:00 – 15:30
Telephone Queries:
Monday to Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 16:30

Glasgow marine office

Albex House
Marchfield Drive
Paisley
PA3 2RB

Email glasgowmo@mcga.gov.uk

Marine office phone 020 381 72011

Counter services:
Monday to Thursday – 09:00 – 16:00
Friday – 09:00 – 15:30

Telephone query time:
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 09:00 – 16:30

Hull marine office

Crosskill House
Mill Lane
Beverley
East Yorkshire
HU17 9JB

Email hullmo@mcga.gov.uk

Marine office phone 020 381 72018

Counter services:
Monday to Thursday – 09:00 – 16:00
Friday – 09:00 – 15:30

Telephone query time:
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 09:00 – 16:30

Liverpool marine office

Hall Road West
Crosby
Liverpool
Merseyside
L23 8SY

Email liverpoolmo@mcga.gov.uk

Marine office phone 020 390 85110

Counter services:
Monday to Thursday – 09:00 – 16:00
Friday – 09:00 – 15:30

Telephone query time:
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 09:00 – 16:30

Plymouth Marine Office

Suite 5
Endeavour House
Oceansgate
Vivid Approach
Plymouth
PL1 4RW

Email plymouthmo@mcga.gov.uk

Marine office phone +44 (0) 20 390 85245

Counter services:
Monday to Thursday – 09:00 – 16:00
Friday – 09:00 – 15:30

Telephone query time:
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 09:00 – 16:30

Southampton marine office

Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
Southampton
SO15 1EG

Email southamptonmo@mcga.gov.uk

Marine office phone 020 381 72210

Counter services:
Monday to Thursday – 09:00 – 16:00
Friday – 09:00 – 15:30

Telephone query time:
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 09:00 – 16:30

Training and certification

Contact details for the various teams within the Seafarer Training and Certification Branch within the MCA. This includes the relevant contact email addresses for different certification types.

Seafarer training and certification

Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
Southampton
SO15 1EG

Email See below for full email contact details for our teams.

Training and certification enquiries 0203 81 72200

Boatmaster team: boatmaster@mcga.gov.uk
FSE/CEC team: FSE@mcga.gov.uk
Deck team: deck@mcga.gov.uk
Engineering team: engineering@mcga.gov.uk
Exam section: exams@mcga.gov.uk
Revalidation team: revalidation@mcga.gov.uk
Safemanning team: safemanning@mcga.gov.uk
SMarT team: smart@mcga.gov.uk
STC courses: stc.courses@mcga.gov.uk