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Her Majesty's Coastguard (HMCG) is a section of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency responsible for the initiation and co-ordination of all maritime search and rescue (SAR) within the UK Maritime Search and Rescue Region.


The RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland. Their seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches and the Flood Rescue Team helps those affected by flooding.

Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office. They secure the UK border by carrying out immigration and customs contriols for people and goods entering the UK.


The RYA is the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sports boats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising.

The MCA works to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea. They produce legislation and guidance on maritime matters and provide certification to seafarers. They provide a 24-hour maritime search and rescue service around the UK coast and international search and rescue through HM Coastguard.



Currently almost 60 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.

Contact Details

0300 111 1202
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0845 460 1202
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17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB