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About Us

Who we are

The UK Ship Register is part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) with headquarters in Southampton, UK. The MCA is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT) and part of His Majesty’s Government.

  • Our vision 

    We strive to provide the best service to our customers. We value long-term relationships and provide client-focused, maritime-related services, from vessel registration to regulatory guidance, to helping support our customers on the road to decarbonisation.  

    The MCA’s 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. This is underpinned by our mission statement, safer lives, safer ships, and cleaner seas.