Fill out an online form to register your boat’s details with the UK coastguard. This is a free service for owners and skippers of all types of leisure vessels and small craft.

What you need to know

Start now on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency website

Your details will be available to Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres (MRCCs) throughout the UK. This will give them the information they need to mount a search and rescue operation if you get into difficulty.

You need to update your details every 2 years.

  • Takes around 10 minutes

You can also get a form from:

  • an HM Coastguard sector base
  • a MCA Marine Office
  • a Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) boathouse
  • your local marina or sailing club

Get started on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency website

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