Guidance

Weather broadcasts and Maritime safety information: leaflet

UK broadcasts of marine weather forecasts and maritime safety information for all UK seafarers.

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Maritime safety information leaflet

Details

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is responsible in the UK for broadcasting maritime safety information (MSI).

This leaflet provides information about:

  • schedules for routine NAVTEX and radio telephony (RT) broadcast times
  • medical advice link calls

Important changes to VHF channels for maritime safety information broadcasts

From 10:00 hours on Wednesday 6 September HM Coastguard will be using VHF channels 62, 63 or 64 to broadcast Maritime Safety Information (MSI) and conduct radio medical advice.

The use of VHF Channel 10 for MSI backup and pollution control (back up) is unchanged.

Published 1 January 2010
Last updated 11 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. New MSI leaflet uploaded (June 2018)
  2. New version uploaded
  3. New MSI leaflet uploaded
  4. Important changes to VHF channels for maritime safety information broadcasts From Wednesday 6 September 2017 (after 08.10 hours) HM Coastguard will be using new channels to broadcast Maritime Safety Information (MSI) and conduct radio medical advice. The new channels will be VHF 62, 63 and 64. The use of VHF Channel 10 for MSI and pollution control (back up) is unchanged.
  5. Updated leaflet
  6. Updated leaflet uploaded
  7. Leaflet updated as of 28/10/14
  8. First published.