Maritime and Coastguard Agency

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) produces legislation and guidance and provides certification to ships and seafarers. Through our survey and inspection regime, we uphold standards for ship safety, security, pollution prevention and seafarer health, safety and welfare. We promote maritime standards, encourage economic growth and minimise the maritime sector’s environmental impact.

Safer lives, safer ships, cleaner seas

Our vision is to be a world-leading organisation, accelerating the transition to sustainable shipping with non-negotiable safety standards. We put our people, our customers and our planet at the heart of everything we do.