MCA Maritime and Coastguard Agency
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.
We provide a 24-hour maritime search and rescue service around the UK coast, and international search and rescue through HM Coastguard.
We are a team of 1,050 staff and 3,500 volunteers. Our headquarters are in Southampton and we have offices and co-ordination centres around the UK coast.