Harbour Radar: The radar coverage extends seaward over Liverpool Bay for a radius of 20 miles from the station and in the River Mersey as far South as the approaches to the Manchester Ship Canal. Vessels entering or leaving the Port in conditions of low visibility can, on request, be supplied with continuous information of their position whilst navigating in the river or sea channels. A general situation and movement statement, giving all intended movements inwards and outwards for the Port of Liverpool, Eastham, Garston and Cammell Lairds and approximate times at the dock entrance or river berth, together with a list of Local Navigation warnings in force, latest weather reports and area forecast is broadcast on Channel 9 at 3 hours before each HW. This full statement is repeated with any amendments and the disposition of the River Anchorages North and South at 2 hours before each HW. Any local navigation warning, gale warnings and amendments to gale warnings are broadcast on receipt on Channel 12. A full list of navigation warnings and gale warnings is broadcast on Channel 9 every 4 hours, commencing at 0001 hrs. No separate broadcast of this list is made during the period from 4 hours before HW to 1 hour before HW as such warnings are included in the General Situation and Movement Statement
Docking Instructions: The VHF/RT Stations at the Dock Entrances and Stages are provided to facilitate docking and berthing operations and to provide direct communication between the Dock Master or Stage Waster and a vessel. The Range of these stations is limited to a distance of 6 miles to 8 miles.
Tug Communications: Channels 8 and 10 are reserved for tug communications and should not be used for any other purpose. Due to the heavy working of these Channels, especially at tide time, and in order to minimise interference, vessels and their tugs when communicating to one another on VHF/RT, should, when possible transmit on reduced power.
Large Vessels Swinging: Vessels of 150 m. or over in length intending to swing in the river should give advance notice of at least 10 minutes to Mersey Radio of their intentions so that Mersey Radio can broadcast on Channel 12 a swinging warning to all ships.
Port VHF Radio Telephone Communications System:
Hague Station Call Sign Channel
Liverpool Port Mersey Radio 16
Operations Control 12
Gladstone Dock 18
Master's Office Langton Dock 18
Master's Office Alfred Dock 19
Master's Office Tranmere Stage 5 21
Master's Office Associated British Ports 20
Calling and safety Port Operations — Calling and navigation. Port Operations and routine broadcasts Port Operations and Radar information Radar information and general, for tanker traffic for Tranmere only. A continuous watch Is kept on Channels 16 & 12 at Port Radar Station
Local Priority Messages: A vessel which has an urgent message to transmit to Mersey Radio concerning urgent navigation matters and which message should receive priority over normal Port Operations R/T Communications, should indicate (he urgency of the message by prefixing the call sign of the Port Operations Control with the spoken word "PRIORITY" i.e, "PRIORITY MERSEY RADIO" repeated 3 times followed by normal procedure.
In special circumstances such as the launch of a vessel or in anLocbI Priority Messages; A vessel which has an urgent message to transmit to Mersey Radio concerning urgent navigation matters and which message should receive priority over normal Port Operations R/T Communications, should indicate the urgency of the message by prefixing the call sign of the Port Operations Control with the spoken word "PRIORITY" i.e. "PRIORITY MERSEY RADIO" repeated 3 times followed by normal procedure, pin special circumstances such as the launch of a vessel or In an emergency such as a wreck, it may be necessary temporarily to establish a patrol for the control of traffic, vessels will be warned of the existence of any such patrol by "Mersey Radio" and any such patrol vessels or launches will maintain a listening watch on Channel 1 and communicate with other vessels on Channel 6.
Channels to be used for Calling and for Preparatory Signals: Mersey Radio and ship stations will call on Channel 12. Channel 16 should only be used for distress, urgency or safety communications. Channels for Reply: Calls received on Channel 12 should be replied to on the same Channel, but if calls are received on Channel 16, replies should be made on this Channel.
Indication of the Channel to be used for Radio Telephone Traffic: When communication has been established on Channel 12 between a ship and "Mersey Radio", the shore station will indicate the Channel to be used for passing and receiving information if Channel 12 is busy. Times: All times in messages should be given in local time, i.e. BST or GMT, using the 24 hour notation.
R/T Discipline:To ensure that the full advantage of efficient communication is achieved, strict telephone discipline and attention to procedure, particularly on the calling Channel is imperative. Channel 16 must only be used for establishing contact between ship and shore or ship and ship, and must not be used for the passing of messages except in cases of distress within Port limits. Channel 12 should be used for establishing contact between ship and shore or ship and ship. Sequence of R/T Communication for Vessels Entering the River Mersey:
(i) Vessels wishing to communicate with the Liverpool Pilotage District Point Lynas Shore Station should call "Lynas Pilot" on Channel 9. Channel 16 shall only be used in case of difficulty in establishing initial contact.
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