The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) work to prevent the loss of life on the coast and at sea. Governed by the Department for Transport, MCA produce legislation and guidance on maritime matters, and provide certification to seafarers. As part of MCA, HM Coastguard provide the frontline emergency response including search and rescue services around the UK’s coast.
Telent’s relationship with the MCA extends back over 10 years through the provision of maintenance of radio equipment at HM Coastguard remote radio sites and the delivery of additional support services. In the summer of 2020 Telent secured a new ten-year agreement with the MCA to design, build and operate a next-generation mission critical network.