Maritime and Coastguard Agency

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What we do

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ 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.

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ MCA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport.

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Read more about what we do

Documents

Our management

Chief Executive
Non-Executive Chairman
Director of HM Coastguard
Director of UK Maritime Services

Contact MCA

HM Coastguard and Marine Offices

For local rescue phone numbers, click the link.
United Kingdom

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Emergency contact number for the nearest coastguard

999

Office address and general enquiries

Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
Southampton
SO15 1EG
United Kingdom

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Main switchboard

0203 817 2000

Press office

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Press enquiries

020381 72222 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Outside these hours or on bank holidays and weekends, for media enquiries ONLY, please send an email to [email protected] outlining your query and putting #Urgent in the subject title.

Out of hours duty surveyor

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Technical Enquiries

+44 (0)7810 528504

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Note that this service is for Urgent Technical Enquiries that require action out of office hours only. This number must not be used for any urgent or routine enquires during normal office hours.

All enquiries during office hours, including, but not limited to, technical enquiries, enquiries on registration of ships or seafarer’s certification should use the contact details on the list provided here: https://englishlegacy.co.uk/www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency/about/access-and-opening

UK Ship Register

Customer Services: merchant and bareboat charter registration
MCA HQ
Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
Southampton
SO15 1EG


United Kingdom

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Merchant Ships

023 8032 9197

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Small Ships

+44(0)29 2044 8813

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Fishing Vessels

+44(0)29 2044 8855

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Pleasure Vessels

+44(0)29 2044 8866

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ 7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Seafarer training and certification

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Seafarer training and certification switchboard

0203 817 2200

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Phone lines are open 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Seafarer training and certification: deck training

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: boatmaster training

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: FSE/CEC

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: engineering training

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: exams section

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: revalidation team

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: safemanning team

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: smart team

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

Seafarer training and certification: STC courses

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

UK Beacon Registry

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Telephone:

+44 (0)20 3817 2006

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Fax:

+44 (0)1326 319264

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

Freedom of Information
Spring Place
105 Commercial Road
Southampton
SO15 1EG
United Kingdom

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ Email

πŸ€₯πŸ™„πŸ€§ [email protected]

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