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Maritime and Coastguard Agency

General Details

24 hour emergency service: Please call 999 and ask for the Coastguard to report an incident or if you see someone in difficulty on the coast or at sea.

We provide a 24-hour maritime search and rescue service around the UK coast and in the international search and rescue region through HM Coastguard. We also inspect and survey ships to ensure that they are meeting UK and international safety rules. We also provide certification to seafarers, register vessels and respond to pollution from shipping and offshore installations.

Who to contact

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
0203 817 2000 (General enquiries)
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To contact Area 7, East Anglia CoastGuard Operations Base in Colchester email:

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Age Groups
Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
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