Search and Rescue

Find out more about HM Coastguard, our assets, area of operations, and our history.

Find out how to volunteer for the Coastguard Rescue Service.

Find out how to register your boat with CG66 - the Coastguard's voluntary identification scheme.

Register your 406MHz EPIRB.

View the UK Search and Rescue framework.

Find out more about the Dover Strait, the Channel Navigation Information System and crossing the Dover Strait.

View the international Search and Rescue cooperation plan index.

Contact the Search and Rescue team, or find your nearest Coastguard station.

Please note that information on the Northern Periphery Programme, lessons from incidents, and COMSAR has now been archived and is available at the National Archive website.