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Miscellaneous Notices to Mariners

8 Coastal Radio – Maritime Safety Information (MSI)

More information at maritimradio.no.

Coastal radio broadcasts Maritime Safety Information (MSI) and forecasts on MF primary channels, available VHF working channels and Navtex.

Coast Radio Station

MF primary channel

Tjøme

Ch 251

Rogaland o/Farsund

Ch 291

Rogaland o/Rogaland

Ch 260

Rogaland o/Bergen

Ch 272

Florø o/Florø

Ch 256

Florø o/Ørlandet

Ch 290

Bodø o/Sandnessjøen

Ch 266

Bodø o/Bodø

Ch 286

Bodø o/Andenes

Ch 249

Bodø o/Bjørnøya

Ch 270

Bodø o/JanMayen

Ch 277

Vardø o/Vardø

Ch 267

Vardø o/Berlevåg

Ch 261

Vardø o/Hammerfest

Ch 241

Bodø o/Svalbard

Ch 273

Bodø o/Svalbard HF

Ch 401

8.1 Routines for Maritime Safety Information (MSI)

Vital and very important navigational warnings and storm warnings (force 9 and up), are notified by DSC on MF and VHF followed by advertising on VHF Ch 16 and 2,182 kHz immediately after receipt from the Meteorological Institute or The Norwegian Coastal Administration. Warnings are then readout on the announced working channels. Important navigational warnings and strong wind warnings (less than force 9) are broadcast only on VHF Ch 16 and 2,182 kHz before being readout on the advertised working channels.

Strong wind and storm warnings are repeated twice in subsequent bulletins.

Navigation alerts are repeated in the two subsequent bulletins, and then once a day (10:33 UTC) for 7 days. Besides this, the numbers of valid navigational warnings which are still inforce are broadcast in regular bulletins until cancellation.

Channel 260 (Rogaland) is not used for the regular airing of MSI messages as the area is covered by the transmitters in Farsund and Bergen.

8.1.1 Navtex

In the Navtex system, vital and important messages are sent immediately upon receipt. Navigation warnings are repeated in the regular bulletins until cancellation. Strong wind and storm warnings are repeated once in the subsequent regular airtime.

8.2 MSI for Telephone

Time UTC

Notices

0233 MSI + Tfc List
0633 MSI + Tfc List
1033 MSI + Tfc List
1433 MSI + Tfc List
1833 MSI + Tfc List
2233 MSI + Tfc List

Scheduled broadcast for Navtex (UTC)

Svalbard (A)

00001)

0400

08002)

12001)

16003)

2000

450nm

Vardø (C)

00201)

0420

0820

12201)

16203)

2020

450nm

Bodø (B)

00101)

0410

0810

12101)

1610

2010

450nm

Ørlandet (N)

02101)

0610

1010

14101)

1810

2210

450nm

Rogaland (L)

01501)

0550

0950

13501)

1750

2150

450nm

Jeløy (M)*

02001)

0600

1000

14001)

1800

2200

150nm

1) Include weather forecast
2)
Include ice report
3)
Include ice reports on Tuesdays
* Warnings for the Oslofjord og Skagerak.
Range indicates the senders estimated range in nautical mil

Broadcast of MSI at HF-NBDP for the Polar areas

HF NBDP (telex) dispatched by Vardø radio via transmitter on Svalbard.

Broadcast MSI HF NBDP NAVAREA-XIX (UTC)

Frequency

Time

8416,5 kHz

0630 og 1830

4210,0 kHz

0645 og 1845

Ice warnings over HF NBDP

Broadcast during winter time for METAREA XIX, on Tuesdays at 23.00 UTC on 8416,5 kHz and at 23:15 at 4210,0 kHz.

Scheduled broadcast weather forecast HF NBDP METAREA-XIX (UTC)

Frequency

Time

8416,5 kHz

1100 og 2300

4210,0 kHz

1115 og 2315

8.3 Monitoring

Emergency channels

Norway does not currently monitor HF channels. The Coast Radio Station monitors all the maritime emergency channels:
•    VHF DSC (Ch 70)
•    VHF tale (Ch 16)
•    MF DSC distress (2187,5 kHz)
•    MF tale (2182 kHz)

In addition the Coast Radio Station monitor the following channels 24-7:
•    MF DSC national (2156,5 kHz)
•    MF DSC international (2189,5 kHz)
•    All VHF work channels

Ships are encouraged to contact the Norwegian Coast Radio Station using digital selective Call (DSC). Using MMSI 002570000 in the call, the system automatically selects the nearest Norwegian Coast Radio Station.

Monitoring of MF working channels

From February 1, 2016 monitoring of MF work channels has ceased. Bodø and Vardø monitor ITU primary channels for a transitional period (see list above).

MF work channels can still use if needed. See ITU List IV og Norsk Kanalplan på maritimradio.no

8.4 Weather forecast

Local forecast for coastal areas are broadcast on channel 6 and on VHF working channels every day at 0900, 1200, 1500, 1800 and 2100 local time.
Weather forecast for waters are not advertised on call channels. The alerts are sent out on some of the MF channels at the advertised times:

South off 65°N:

•    Farsund (channel 291) UTC: 12.15 og 23.15
•    Rogaland (channel 260) UTC: 12.15 og 23.15
•    Bergen (channel 272) UTC: 12.15 og 23.15
•    Florø (channel 256) UTC: 12.15 og 23.15
•    Ørlandet (channel 290) UTC: 12.15 og 23.15

North off 65°N:

•    Sandnessjøen (channel 266) UTC: 12.03 and 23.03
•    Andenes (channel 249) UTC: 12.03 and 23.03
•    Jan Mayen (channel 277) UTC: 12.03 and 23.03
•    Hammerfest (channel 241) UTC: 12.03 and 23.03
•    Berlevåg (channel 261) UTC: 12.03 og 23.03
•    Vardø (channel 267) UTC: 12.03 and 23.03
•    Svalbard (channel 273) UTC: 12.03 and 23.03
•    Svalbard (channel 401) UTC: 12.03 and 23.03

8.5 Miscellaneous

The nearest coastal radio station is reached by dialing telephone number 120.

From phones that require an international dialing code to call Norway the following list of direct dial numbers is useful:

Vardø Radio +47 78 98 82 31
Bodø Radio +47 75 52 89 25
Florø Radio +47 57 74 42 94
Rogaland Radio +47 51 69 00 44
Tjøme Radio +47 33 03 66 60

All coastal radio stations receive and record Safe Sea Net messages (SSN) Arrival Notification and Reporting Point directly in the NCA SSN system.

A defect recording telephone (800 888 777) is established in conjunction with Smart box, VHF Data and mobile broadband, including Man Overboard alarm (MOB), VSAT (Maritime broadband system), Tracking and logbook, see maritimradio.no.

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