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HM Coastguard


In the case of an emergency call 999 (or 9999 from a University phone).

What is the coastguard?

HM Coastguard is a section of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency with responsibilities for:

  • co-ordinating rescue at sea
  • persons at risk of injury or death on the cliffs or shoreline of the United Kingdom
  • reports of actual or potential threats of maritime pollution
  • accident prevention capacity by providing safety education for professional and recreational mariners, as well as students and children in colleges and schools

Forth Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre

The rescue centre with responsibility for the area of coast from Doonies Point (just south of Aberdeen) to the English-Scottish Border is:

HM Coastguard
4th Floor
Marine House
Blaikies Quay
AB11 5PB

Tel : 01224 592334
Fax : 01224 212862