Port Operation Channels

Yachtsman are reminded that Channel 16 is a DISTRESS, SAFETY AND CALLING CHANNEL ONLY.

Other than for distress it must only be used to establish contact before going to a working channel.

Port Operation channels must not be used for ship to ship communications.

The recognised ship to ship channels are 6, 8, 72 & 77.

Port Operation Channels are as follows:

12 

Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Southampton Harbour Master

11

Queen's Harbour MAster, Portsmouth

68

Harbour Master, Hamble

69

Harbour Master, Cowes

67

73

HM Coastguard working channels

71

74

Ship/tug/pilot/berthing master NOT TO BE USED BY RECREATIONAL CRAFT

80

Marine Working Channel

VESSELS OVER 20 METRES MUST REPORT TO VTS WHEN PROCEEDING IN THE AREA