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​About HM Coastguard


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. This includes the mobilisation, organisation and tasking of adequate resources to respond to persons either in distress at sea, or to persons at risk of injury or death on the cliffs or shoreline of the United Kingdom. It is also responsible for land based search and rescue helicopter operations from 2015.

Our Skills as a CRT

Rope Rescue










Water Rescue










Lost and Missing People Search (LAMPS)

Helicopter Landing Sites (HLS)


TEP/Ordnance (Timed Expired Pyro)