HM Coastguard works closely with a range of partners and other stakeholders who share our mission 'to search, to rescue, to save'.
National Water Safety Forum
Drowning prevention and water safety strategy
The National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) is a network of UK organisations working together to reduce water-related deaths and increase the awareness of risks in, on and around the water.
UK Search and Rescue framework
Various organisations and authorities make up the UK Search and Rescue (UKSAR) capability, who work together to ensure a co-ordinated response to SAR emergencies.
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the largest charity that saves lives at sea and around the coast of the UK.
Covering the sea and inland waterways
There are over 100 independent lifeboats, making up a quarter of all lifeboats around the UK.
National Independent Lifeboat Association
HM Coastguard works with circa 30 independent lifeboat teams across the UK.
Surf Life Saving Great Britain
Surf Life Saving GB is a UK Search and Rescue charity, providing lifeguard patrols and supporting volunteers to prevent drowning.
National Coastwatch Institution
The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity providing a watch service around the UK coast, and is separate to HM Coastguard.
Royal Yachting Association
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) exists to get more people into boating and watersport activities, promote safe boating practices and raise the standards of yachting and sailing in the UK.
Weather and tide times
The Met Office is the national meteorological service for the UK, providing critical weather services and world-leading climate science.
Home and Dry
Commercial fishing safety campaign
Home and Dry is a commerical fishing safety campaign designed to connect and engage with UK fishermen on the issues of staying safe at sea.
Volunteer Life Brigade
There are three active Volunteer Life Brigades in Tynemouth, South Shields and Sunderland.