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Old 12-03-2019, 17:05   #91
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Re: Shortwave Radio On My Sailboat

CSY Man, et al,
Well, there is some well-intentioned but significantly false info being propagated here...
So, if allow me to help out....you'll probably just need to read a bit and watch a couple videos....

[Before I delve into HF communications and how best to learn about it, how you can use an inexpensive (~ $100 - $150) HF receiver to get all the offshore marine weather forecasts you'll need....I'd like to pass onto you the info on VHF Radio Range and VHF Radiowave Propagation....'cuz, once you read this info and understand things in that regard, you might want to have a better look at your present powerboat's VHF system...

Please have a loom here:
VHF and AIS Radiowave Propagation and VHF and AIS Radio Range
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f13/vhf-and-ais-radiowave-propagation-and-vhf-and-ais-radio-range-149499.html

Once you understand that the variation you experienced between "dead" / "no VHF communications" when on the banks, versus what you experienced in years past (?) when on-board your sailboat was almost certainly NOT the result of your sailboat antenna being 47' above the water (where it had a radio line-of-sight of approx 10 statute miles / 8nm) versus your powerboat's VHF antenna (where if it is at approx 20' above the water, has a radio line-of-sight of approx 6.5 statute miles / 5.5nm)....
But, it is almost certainly due to:
a) problems/issues with your present powerboat's VHF system (i.e. antenna, antenna cable and connectors, radio)
b) VHF radiowave propagation differences (which can vary hour-to-hour / day-to-day, let alone change greatly during various weather patterns, etc....please read the above referenced thread for details)

You see all other things being equal (antenna gain, cable loss, radio power, etc.) the line-of-sight VHF radio range difference between one antenna on a powerboat, approx 20' off the water, versus another antenna on a sailbaot 47' off the water is: about 3.5 miles difference!!

Now, of course there are other pluses that having a taller antenna gets you....but these are NOT significant in terms of reliable VHF radio range....
So...
So, CSY Man, please read over the above referenced thread, and take a close look at your present VHF system...also compare your VHF range to other boats in your anchorage, especially compare your VHF range at the same time (not hours / days / weeks apart) to others who have antennas at similar heights....
I think you'll find that if your present system is optimized, you'll have just as good of range as other boats with similar height antennas....and probably only 4 to 8 miles less than those with tall sailboat mast-mounted VHF antennas!! ]

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Okay...I will try to give you a very brief explanation of HF receiving and HF receive antennas, and you can either believe it....or not....but, please understand that I've been studying and teaching these things for decades now (since the 1970's) and, there just isn't the time and space here to teach everything....so, please just try to grasp the highlights and you'll probably be good-to-go!!


Here are the highlights:


1) HF receiving (whether Voice, or data) is ALL about received signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) and signal-to-interference ratio (which, for this discussion here, we will also just classify as S/N)..... except for operator knowledge of HF Radiowave propagation and operator experience), just about nothing else matters, it's Receive S/N that is predominate!

For transmitting: Antenna gain, is just about all that matters (gain, antenna efficiency, ground systems, etc.)....but for receiving almost none of these things matter at all!!

Now, before I go any further, I want everyone to know that I realize the above factual info is probably contrary to what most think....but, please take this as gospel....HF receiving is ALL about received S/N and operator knowledge of HF Radiowave Propagation....although historically HF "Shortwave Broadcasts" such as BBC, VOA, etc., Military users, etc., eliminate the need of the end user to have any HF radiowave knowledge at all, but for those looking for offshore weather info via HF radio, whether Voice, data / image, etc., it IS an important part of success, no matter what antenna, nor what radio....so whatever you choose to buy / install, please remember to spend the time learn about radiowave propagation and HF radio operations, just like you spent the time to learn anchoring, navigation, sail trim, engine maintenance, head repair, etc.!!!!

(understand that unless you wish to spend $$$$, HF radio operation isn't simply "plug-n-play"....the human does have to know something about it....it ain't like swiping across a smart phone!)





2) Secondly, most modern HF RECEIVERS (whether Sangean 909, Tecsum 880, or an Icom M-802, etc.) have plenty of sensitivity to work well on almost all of our HF bands, with most antennas that we'd use.... (and work fairly well, even with small / compromised antennas, such as 5' - 8' whips, or 10' - 15' wires....especially on the lower and mid HF bands, where natural noise predominates, and regional signals from shore stations are typically strong...)

This is because of item #1 above....HF receiving is all about S/N....not about raw signal level...




3) So, CSYMan, what to do??

If you all you can use is the built-in 3' telescopic whip, in the Bahamas you will find that HF-SSB Voice weather broadcasts from NMN in Virginia and NMG in New Orleans, to both be usable....but might not be too clear?? (and the Wefax broadcasts from NMG, and NMF in Boston, to also be somewhat weak, but typically usable)

But, if you can string up a small piece of wire, and connect it to the antenna jack of the radio receiver, you'll likely improve things significantly....the length is NOT critical at all....but, if you can make it 15', that's better than 5'....but no longer than 25'....so, anything from 10' to 20' in length is good....vertical, sloping, or horizontal (assuming 15'+ above the water)...

And, where do you put it?? Or do you just use a CB whip (102" whip)?? Hmmm??

Well, that all depends on you boat....AND most importantly, on where you can install / mount / string-up any HF antenna that is as far away as possible from any sources of interference (RFI)....and can you eliminate (reduce) your on-board RFI??

Remember it is ALL about S/N....so getting a decent signal with an antenna is only half of the equation....reducing the noise / interference as much as possible is the other half!!




4) Most of this is all explained in the "stickies" above / in the links in those "stickies"....and/or you can look for HF receiving, HF receive only, SSB Receive only, shortwave radio for hf receiving, etc....So, I won't go into great detail here...'cuz it has all been covered before....have a look...

Marine SSB Stuff (how-to better use / properly-install SSB, & troubleshoot RFI, etc.)
Marine SSB Stuff (how-to better use / proeprly-install SSB, & troubleshoot RFI, etc.)

HF-SSB Radio, Proper Installation Tips/Techniques, etc.
HF-SSB Radio, Proper Installation Tips/Techniques, etc.



5) CSY Man, I don't know your boat....and don't know what you have on-board (RFI-generation wise, nor what equipment, etc.)....nor do I know how extensive your HF radio knowledge is??

But, an fyi here...

A couple decades ago, I sent a Sangean 909 (portable shortwave receiver, with SSB reception capability) to my very low-tech / non-tech brother, living in the Caribbean and making yacht deliveries for a living....along with the radio, I included simple instructions (a "1, 2, 3 list" and couple sentences of explanation) on how to use the radio, what frequencies to tune into at what time of day, and while "everyone" on the docks (including his fellow charter-boat captains) said "it will never work"....well, in less than 5 minutes he was sitting in his boat's cockpit, with the radio in his lap, 3' telescopic whip antenna extended, and listening to "Iron Mike" (the computer-synthesized Voice, the USCG uses) from the USCG in Virginia and New Orleans read the Offshore Weather forecast!

My brother used that radio for years, making deliveries to/from US and Caribbean, as well as to/from ABC's and BVI's, etc....this was before affordable / low-power / cheap laptops or tablets, that could decode WeFax using free software, so being a cheapskate he didn't have a laptop/tablet, so never used the radio for WeFax....but I did the same for a few of his friends over the years, and some of them (as well as myself, and others here on Cruiser's Forum) have used the same/similar radio for HF WeFax reception as well as HF Voice Weather broadcasts, many times just attaching a wire between the portable radio's antenna connector and a shroud / stay of our sailboats....for powerboats, a simple 102" CB whip (NOT a shortened/loaded CB antenna) or even better a 10' to 15' piece of wire strung-up, will be good....

Again, most of this is covered in the "stickies" above and in the links there in....have a look!




6) Finally, if you wish to see what can easily be received, please have a look at these videos...try to watch the videos in the playlists in order, that way it will make better sense (but you can click on the specific videos that are of interest)...

Offshore Weather

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnN6ygtZ3h2mPZAx2vWzdjTJjHlChruyY
Even if you cannot watch the whole playlist, please be sure to watch video #3....


Choosing the correct frequencies / channels, for time-of-day and distance needing to communicate



2018 / 2019 Update on choosing the correct frequencies / channels




Hope this helps.

fair winds.

John

P.S. If you wish more info on HF comms....be sure to read the "stickies" and watch all the video playlists...

Maritime HF Comms
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnN6ygtZ3h2nPNdApNsZDo_Jk3NB_Bt1y


HF-DSC Comms
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnN6ygtZ3h2n3z5nlv-ga2zYuPozhUXZX


Icom M-802 Instruction Videos
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnN6ygtZ3h2npivDjoFrC-8QKVyMb4tVr


Offshore Weather
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnN6ygtZ3h2mPZAx2vWzdjTJjHlChruyY


Offshore Sailing
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnN6ygtZ3h2nbwAGh5DKgTCj15iyl6qoY
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Perhaps a bit of historical perspective would be useful. 40 years ago marine shortwave radios cost thousands of dollars, but you could buy a small Atlas ham shortwave radio for $300. Needless to say cruisers preferred the ham radios, and all of the maritime nets were on the ham bands, so we all got our ham licenses. Shortcutters did buy ham radios without licenses and try to use the nets but were shut out pretty quickly - hams were terrified that the ham bands would turn into a circus like the Citizens Band, and the FCC might take away the valuable ham spectrum. Then during a period of cost cutting the FCC turned over policing the ham bands to the hams themselves, which hams have done enthusiastically. As the marine radios came down in price and the ham radios went up there was much less of an incentive to go with ham gear, and with that morse code exam scaring neophytes increasingly there was a move to marine gear. And then the complaints began that hams wouldn't let non-hams join the ham nets (no kidding - not going to risk the ham bands for scofflaws). These days there are good reasons for wanting both, and since morse is no longer required for a general license it is easier to do. But now we have a situation where some hams (don't raise your hand at an ARRL meeting) are using their ham gear illegally in the marine bands. Aside from the obvious illegality (fancy an $8k fine if caught?) it is a threat to amateur radio: if hams can't be trusted to obey the FCC rules commercial interests will use that against us to try and infringe on the ham bands (a constant battle in any event). Our bands are worth a lot of money and there are frequent attempts to wrench them away.

Bottom line: if you are a ham then please respect the rules so that others in the future will also be able to enjoy amateur radio.

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Not necessarily true. Many VHF antennas have a coil (choke) at the antenna base. That would block HF signals.
Going to have to respectfully disagree with you. However, you are correct that "tuned" coils have been used in dual band antennas to allow low frequency to pass but block those low frequencies so the antenna is the correct length for the higher frequency. But that is only when the antenna is active.

A coil is nothing more than wire wrapped in a helix/helical that when inactive, is just a length of wire. Until that coil is involved in an electrical path and see reactance, it is just a wire. Even if the coil is parallel with a capacitor, it makes no difference. The signal will just bypass the capacitor. That is until the coil become active with generator of some type.

As I mentioned before, a paper clip will work as a receive antenna. You can even wrap the paper clip into a coil and it will still receive. The paper clip might be all of 9" but it will still receive. Granted, it will not be very efficient as a receive antenna, but it will excite on extremely strong signals.

One more example. Coils can be used not only to block but they can be used in an active system to reduce a physical length. One can take a λ/2 40M antenna @66' and shorten it to 32' by using a coil on each leg.

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. you might want to have a better look at your present powerboat's VHF system...
Ok, will check connections and cable, thx.
(On previous boat I used a thick coax up the mast and silver soldered the connections for best possible performance and it worked, had excellent range on transmitting)
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CSY Man,
1) Yes, be sure to look at your existing system as I described above....
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Ok, will check connections and cable, thx.
(On previous boat I used a thick coax up the mast and silver soldered the connections for best possible performance and it worked, had excellent range on transmitting)
I think you may be misremembering?? 'Cuz silver solder is not used for coaxial cable connectors....it's melting point is too high...
Regular rosin-core tin/lead solder is what is used...


2) But, whatever the case....if you sue good quality cable (name brand, such as Davis, Belden, Times, Commscope, etc.) with solid dielectric and make sure the connections are well done, it will work well, and as long as connections are weather-proofed it will last you many years....

Please don't be "sold" into buying/using LMR-type cable, on the false promise that picking up a 1/2db or so will make any difference...it won't!
Heck on a short run of cable, on a small / mid-sized power boat, RG-8x is fine...


3) But, CSY Man, most importantly to your original question....please learn some about HF radio / radiowave propagation (read here and watch the videos) before you buy any HF radio....and you'll be way ahead in the game!


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I just ran across a nice little receiver: GP-5/SSB. It has both Upper and Lower Side Band capabilities. Cost a little more than the Tecsun PL-380 and looks like it is lower in price from the PL-880. Know nothing about the radio and cannot recommend either way. But it will do what you want, CSY Man.


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. 'Cuz silver solder is not used for coaxial cable connectors....it's melting point is too high...
You are right, it was silver plated connectors. At the time, about 15 years ago, it was recommended.
Looked at West Marine today, saw Gold Plated connectors..Latest and greatest?

Checked my VHF system today and got reminded there is a splitter in there for the AIS, possible weak spot..?

The antenna is a Shakespeare 5225XT with 20’ RG-8/X cable. http://shakespeare-ce.com/marine/pro...f-marine-band/
The cable run is only 10’ and the other 10’ is rolled up into a coil, another weak spot?
Tempted to use the above strictly for the AIS, ditch the splitter and instal a new (and better) antenna, cut the new cable to proper lengt and perhaps solder in a gold or silver plated connector for the radio. That should fix any problems with limited range for receiving and transmitting.
The VHF was new 2 years ago and should be top of the line.

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3) But, CSY Man, most importantly to your original question....please learn some about HF radio / radiowave propagation (read here and watch the videos) before you buy any HF radio....and you'll be way ahead in the game!
I did know a bit about HF Radios, had one on my sailboat for 14 years and also used HFs at work 1000s of times. (Big airplanes, dual 300 watt HF,s with SSB)
On my boat I would routinely get radio checks with Lima Radio in Peru from Florida and used the SSB quite a bit for phone patches with WLO in Mobile, Alabama while cruising the Bahamas.
Also have radio licenses from 4 different nations. (The Japanese one was a pain in the arse to get)
Sooo, not a good idea go get a little shortwave handheld radio for weather while in the remote Bahamas, or only the PL-880 will work?
If indeed an upgrade to my VHF antenna system will give me much more range than I presently have, great, will do that first.
Any idea what the “Best” VHF antenna for a small to medium power boat would be?
Thx for good advice.
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"the other 10’ is rolled up into a coil, another weak spot?"
Yes. That coil of wire is an active electrical component, a choke. It is possible that your antenna is reflecting a lot of power back to the radio (high SWR for whatever reason) and that the coil is absorbing this reflected power. So at the radio you might see "acceptable" SWR but at the antenna...not so good. That's a transmit problem not a reception issue, but it suggests there could be other equally subtle issues.
See
https://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/coverag...=FL&Site=KHB34
for a look at where NOAA thinks that station should be heard. Their coverage just kisses a small area in the Bahamas, apparently.
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"the other 10’ is rolled up into a coil, another weak spot?"
Yes. That coil of wire is an active electrical component, a choke. It is possible that your antenna is reflecting a lot of power back to the radio (high SWR for whatever reason) and that the coil is absorbing this reflected power. So at the radio you might see "acceptable" SWR but at the antenna...not so good. That's a transmit problem not a reception issue, but it suggests there could be other equally subtle issues.
Ok, well that settles it: Will use that side for the AIS then and get better stuff for my comm radio.
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I had planned on installing a Furuno Navtex with a 400 NM range, but they are price protected, no discounts, about $700.
Well worth it unless a little $50 short wave radio can also give me weather updates away from civilization.
Miami NAVTEX is not the most useful weather source in the Bahamas. I have not recorded them this year, but I still have this file from last year's trip back from the Bahamas to North Carolina. Their Florida east coast forecast zone only goes out 200 nm. The Bahamas forecast was removed several years ago.

HF WEFAX is useful. You can get it in an hour or two of listening or download it more quickly via cell phone internet from https://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/s...ticbrief.shtml

The voice HF SSB weather from USCG Chesapeake (NNM) includes the Bahamas and is useful but general because the Bahamas is a big place.

BASRA's HF SSB Bahamas Met Office forecast is useful as is ZNS's AM broadcast band Mon-Sat morning forecast, but both have coverage issues.

Chris Parker's voice HF SSB forecast are both detailed and slanted toward small craft and are extremely useful.

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ZCZC AE14
POC/COMMAND DUTY OFFICER/-/FLEWEACEN NORFOLK VA/LOC:NORFOLK VA/ TEL: 757-444-7583/EMAIL:FWC-NORFOLK.CDO(AT)NAVY.MIL//
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OFFN04
NAVTEX MARINE FCST
NWS NATIONAL HURCN CENTER MIAMI, FL
337 PM EDT FRI JUN 1 2018

...PLEASE REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS (CWF) AVAILABLE
THRU NOAA WX RADIO AND OTHER MEANS FOR DETAILED
COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS...

SOUTHEAST GULF OF MX.
.SYNOPSIS...TROUGHING WILL FORM OVER THE WRN YUCATAN EACH
EVENING AND DRIFT OVER THE SOUTHWEST GULF OVERNIGHT THRU
EARLY NEXT WEEK. A FRONTAL TROUGH WILL CROSS THE NE GULF LATE
THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH FRESH SW WINDS.
ELSEWHERE, RIDGING ACROSS THE NRN GULF WILL DRIFT S TO THE
CENTRAL GULF THIS WEEKEND, SUPPORTING GENTLE TO MOD WINDS
THRU THE REMAINDER OF THE PERIOD.
.TONIGHT...E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SAT NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN...SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.SUN NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS, BUILDING
TO 3 FT LATE.
.MON...SW TO W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.MON NIGHT...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
.TUE...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.TUE NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.
.WED NIGHT...W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS.

WITHIN 200 NM E OF THE COAST OF FL
.SYNOPSIS...
A 1018 MB HIGH PRES IS CENTERED NEAR 28N72W,
W OF A FRONTAL SYSTEM MOVING THRU THE CENTRAL ATLC.
THE HIGH PRES WILL DISSIPATE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AS IT
SHIFTS S AS A RIDGE, AHEAD OF ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY
MOVING ACROSS THE CAROLINAS INTO THE WRN ATLC EARLY NEXT
WEEK. THE FRONT WILL STALL ACROSS THE WATERS N OF 28N THRU
TUE BEFORE BECOMING DIFFUSE THRU WED.
.TONIGHT...E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N, AND S TO SW 10
TO 15 KT N OF 27N. S OF 27N, SEAS 2 FT OR LESS. N OF 27N, SEAS 2
FT OR LESS, BUILDING TO 3 FT LATE.
.SAT...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N, AND S TO SW 10 TO 15 KT
N OF 27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N, AND 3 FT N OF 27N.
.SAT NIGHT...SE TO S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N, AND SW 15 TO
20 KT N OF 27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N, AND 3 TO 5 FT N OF
27N.
.SUN...SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT S OF 27N, AND SW 10 TO 15 KT N OF
27N. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N, AND 3 TO 5 FT N OF 27N.
.SUN NIGHT...SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N,
AND 3 TO 5 FT N OF 27N.
.MON...SW TO W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N,
AND 3 TO 5 FT N OF 27N.
.MON NIGHT...SW TO W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF
27N, AND 3 TO 5 FT N OF 27N.
.TUE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N, AND 3
TO 5 FT N OF 27N.
.TUE NIGHT...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N,
AND 3 TO 5 FT N OF 27N.
.WED...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT OR LESS S OF 27N, AND
3 TO 4 FT N OF 27N.
.WED NIGHT...S TO SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. S OF 27N, SEAS 2 FT OR
LESS. N OF 27N, SEAS 3 FT, SUBSIDING TO 2 FT OR LESS.//

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. The Bahamas forecast was removed several years ago.
Darn, good thing I did not buy the $700 Navtex then.

Good information on the rest of your post also, thx.
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Navtex weather is hard to read indeed, but Navtex offers more information than weather alone, like notices to mariners, navigational warnings, unlit buoys, temporary hazards, works in progress, floating containers, shooting exercises, distress messages etc.

Especially when cruising to unknown grounds it may be useful, because the information is actual, collected and saved in the device and can be read at any time you like. So a dedicated receiver makes some sense.

Here is today's broadcast for the north sea:
Navtex Emden
Code:
<14.03.2019 08:26:38>
ZCZC PB73

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

GALE WARNING NR. 73 140825 UTC MAR

ISSUED AT 14 MAR 0816 UTC

HUMBER GERMAN BIGHT 

WEST 8

DOVER THAMES 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 8

FISHER FORTIES 

NORTHWEST 7

DOGGER 

WEST 7

VIKING:

NO WARNING



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ZCZC TA79
140726 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 168/19
DE PANNE - OOSTENDE
GUNNERY EXERCISES IN THE SMALL SECTOR OF LOMBARDSIJDE
TODAY 14 03 2019
FROM 0745 UNTIL 1700 UTC
GUNNERY SECTOR IS LISTENING ON CHAN 16 AND 67


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<14.03.2019 07:19:21>
ZCZC TA40
281946 UTC FEB 19
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 120/19
EXPLOSIVE IN POS 51* 31,26 N 002*32,65 E MARKED BY A YELLOW BUOY
SHIPPING IS REQUESTED NOT TO FISH NOR ANCHOR IN THE VICINITY
MRCC OSTEND IS LISTENING OUT ON CH 16 AND 67
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<14.03.2019 07:18:39>
ZCZC TA55
071004 UTC MAR 
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 136/19 
COASTAL ROUTE: OOSTENDE-ZEEBRUGGE
N CARDINAL BUOY DC1, W. Q, 
51-17.47 N 003-01.51 E
TEMPO ESTABLISHED
CANCEL THIS MSG: 211004 UTC MAR 19
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<14.03.2019 07:18:01>
ZCZC TA56
071009 UTC MAR 
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 137/19
OOSTENDE - ZEEBRUGGE
UNDERWATER PIPELINE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE BEACH AND 
POS. 51-21,605 N 003-17,954 E COVERED BY N-CARDINAL BUOY ZINKER
UNDERWATER PIPELINE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE BEACH AND 
POS. 51-17,361 N 003-01,632 E COVERED BY N-CARDINAL BUOY DC1
SHIPPING IS REQUESTED NOT TO ANCHOR NOR TO FISH ABOVE THIS PIPELINE AND TO PASS FREE OF IT.
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<14.03.2019 07:16:51>
ZCZC TA57
080510 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 140/19
TSS - OFF NOORDHINDER
LIGHTBUOY NHR-SE, 51-43.44 N  002-37.21 E
45 DEGREES, 700 METRES OFF STATION.
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<14.03.2019 07:16:20>
ZCZC TA62
101745 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 147/19
TSS - WESTHINDER
WESTHINDER ANCHORAGE
M/V COSTARICAN STAR
ANCHOR AND CHAIN LOST IN POS 51-25,60 N 002-35,08 E
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<14.03.2019 07:15:47>
ZCZC TA63
102151 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 150/19
APPROACH OOSTENDE
LIGHTBUOY O1, 51-15.73 N 002-53.40 E
LIGHT UNLIT
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<14.03.2019 07:15:22>
ZCZC TA64
110914 UTC MAR 19
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 152/19
TSS - WESTHINDER
WESTHINDER ANCHORAGE
M/V SAKURA PRINCESS
ANCHOR AND CHAIN LOST IN POS 51-25,0 N 002-39,1 E
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<14.03.2019 07:14:49>
ZCZC TA65
110714 UTC MAR 
OOSTENDERADIO 151/19 
VAARGEUL 1
LIGHTBUOY VG4, 51-25.50 N 002-52.92 E
75 DEGREES, 290 METRES OFF STATION
110714 UTC MAR 19
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<14.03.2019 07:13:45>
ZCZC TA75
121905 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 162/19
COASTAL ROUTE OOSTENDE/ZEEBRUGGE
LIGHTBUOY WENDUINE BK-E, 51-18.83N 003-01.64E
75 DEGREES, 220 METRES OFF STATION
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<14.03.2019 07:13:12>
ZCZC TA77
131544 UTC MAR 
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 165/19 
APPROACH OOSTENDE
LIGHTBUOY BUITENSTROOMBK, 51-15.17 N 002-51.72 E
DRIFTING
SHIPPING IS REQUESTED TO REPORT SIGHTING TO OSTEND COASTGUARD

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<14.03.2019 07:12:35>
ZCZC TA78
131926 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 166/19
WIELINGEN
LIGHTBUOY WZ, 51-22.57 N 003-10.72 E
65 DEGREES, 1000 METRES OFF STATION.
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<14.03.2019 07:12:06>
ZCZC TE27
140710 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO WX 27/19
OVER THAMES, DOVER AND THE BELGIAN COAST :
SW NEAR GALE TO GALE 7-8 AND LOC RISK OF STRG GALE 9. IN THE COURSE OF THE AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING DECR STRG BREEZE TO NEAR GALE 6-7 OR LOC BECMG FRESH BREEZE 5 LATER ON, VEER WNW. RAIN FOLLOWED BY SHWRS. IN THE COURSE OF THE AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING MAINLY DRY WITH BREAKS. MOD OR POOR VIS DURING THE PRECIPITATION, LATER ON BECMG GOOD.
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<14.03.2019 07:10:52>
ZCZC TB48
140537 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO GALE WARNING 48/19
THAMES, DOVER AND BELGIAN COAST:
SW NEAR GALE TO GALE 7-8 AND LOCALLY RISK OF STRONG GALE 9. IN THE COURSE OF THE AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING DECR STRONG BREEZE TO NEAR GALE 6-7 OR LOCALLY BECOMING FRESH BREEZE 5 LATER ON, VEERING WNW.
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<14.03.2019 07:08:43>
ZCZC SA36
NCC-HAMBURG
211500 UTC FEB 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 167
EIDER ESTUARY.
 'EIDER' LIGHTBUOY  54-16N 008-29E UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 07:08:12>
ZCZC SA41
NCC-HAMBURG
251650 UTC FEB 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 172
TSS TERSCHELLING-GERMAN BIGHT.
SUBSEA OBSTRUCTION LOCATED IN POSITION:
53-45,890N 006-32,464E.
FISHING VESSELS HAVE PASS THIS POSITION WITH WIDE BERTH.
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<14.03.2019 07:07:26>
ZCZC SA42
NCC-HAMBURG
251900 UTC FEB 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 173
HELIGOLAND.
 'HELGOLAND-O' LIGHTBUOY  54-09N  007-53E OFF STATION.
LIGHTBUOY 1 OFF STATION.
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<14.03.2019 07:06:48>
ZCZC SA50
NCC-HAMBURG
052010 UTC MAR 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 190
WESER ESTUARY.
 'ALTE WESER' LIGHTHOUSE 53-52N 008-08E
SECTORS CHANGED TO:
GREEN 017 BIS 045 DEGREES (TW 18M)
WHITE 045 TO 074 DEGREES (TW 23M)
GREEN 074 TO 121 DEGREES (TW 18M)
WHITE 121 TO 126 DEGREES (TW 23M)
RED 126 TO 140 DEGREES (TW 19M)
GREEN 140 TO 175 DEGREES (TW 18M)
WHITE 175 TO 183 DEGREES (TW 23M)
RED 183 TO 196 DEGREES (TW 19M)
WHITE 196 TO 238 DEGREES (TW 23M)
WHITE 288 TO 352 DEGREES (TW 23M)
RED 352 TO 003 DEGREES (TW 19M).
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<14.03.2019 07:05:03>
ZCZC SA51
NCC-HAMBURG
052020 UTC MAR 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 191
ALTE WESER APPROACH.
FOLLOWING BUOYS HAVE BEEN RELOCATED
 'ST' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-56,37N  007-55,59E,
 'A1' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-54,86N 007-58,38E,
 'A1-O' BUOY TO 53-54,85N 007-58,37E,
 'A2' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-55,50N 007-59,08E,
 'A2-O' BUOY TO 53-55,50N 007-59,12E,
 'A3' BUOY TO 53-54,18N 008-00,27E,
 'A4' BUOY TO 53-54,77N 008-00,91E,
 'A5' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-53,55N 008-02,20E,
 'A5-O' BUOY TO 53-53,53N 008-02,18E,
 'A6' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-54,00N 008-02,69E,
 'A7' BUOY TO 53-53,09N 008-04,14E,
 'A8' BUOY TO 53-53,54N 008-04,46E,
 'A9' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-52,65N 008-06,24E AND
 'A10' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-52,94N 008-06,52E.
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<14.03.2019 07:02:54>
ZCZC SA56
NCC-HAMBURG
091430 UTC MAR 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 201
ELBE APPROACH REEDE
ANCHOR WITH 12 LENGTH CHAIN GOT LOST IN
54-05,1N 007-43,7E.
POSITION MARKED BY THREE WHITE BARRELS.
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<14.03.2019 07:02:13>
ZCZC SA60
NCC-HAMBURG
110920 UTC MAR 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 209
GERMAN BIGHT.
 'BARD OFFSHORE 1' WIND FARM
YELLOW LIGHTBUOY 54-24N 006-03E MISSING.
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<14.03.2019 07:01:37>
ZCZC SE38
140700 NAVTEX-HAMBURG (NCC)

WEATHERFORECAST FOR GERMAN BIGHT UNTIL 15.03.2019 00 UTC:
GERMAN BIGHT :
SOUTHWEST 6 TO 7, SHIFTING NORTHWEST, FOR A TIME MISTY, SHOWER
SQUALLS, SEA 4 METRE.

OUTLOOK UNTIL 15.03.2019 12 UTC:
GERMAN BIGHT :
WESTERLY WINDS ABOUT 6, INCREASING A LITTLE.
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<14.03.2019 07:00:37>
ZCZC SB46
140700 NAVTEX-HAMBURG (NCC)
WARNING NO. 64  140405UTC MAR
FOR GERMAN BIGHT:
NEAR GALES WEST TO NORTHWEST 6 TO 7 BFT.
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<14.03.2019 06:40:34>
ZCZC PA87

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 87 111834 UTC MAR

L10-B  53-27N 004-14E UNLIT

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<14.03.2019 06:40:00>
ZCZC PA83

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 83 052005 UTC MAR

THE FOLLOWING LIDAR BUOYS ARE ESTABLISHED:

WS156 52-41.27N 004-14.51E

WS158 52-41.44N 004-14.53E

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<14.03.2019 06:39:15>
ZCZC PA82

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 82 051911 UTC MAR

HOLLANDSE KUST ZUID WINDFARM ZONE

SURVEY OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS BY BIBBY ATHENA 2ICA5

IN AN AREA BOUNDED BY

- 52-25.2N 004-07.9E

- 52-20.7N 003-59.9E

- 52-22.1N 004-09.7E

- 52-20.7N 003-56.0E

WIDE BERTH REQUESTED

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<14.03.2019 06:38:12>
ZCZC PA81

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 81 051900 UTC MAR

TSS OFF VLIELAND - TSS TERSCHELLING GERMAN BIGHT

LARGE CONCENTRATION CONTAINERS/CONTACTS ON THE SEABED IN EAST GOING LANE 

AND INSHORE ZONE BETWEEN VLIELAND AND BORKUM

BETWEEN: 53-26.2N 004-44.6E AND  53-47.2N 006-28.0E 

APPROXIMATELY 200 CONTAINERS ON SEABED

EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR FISHERY

SEVERAL VESSELS CONDUCTING SURVEY AND SALVAGE OPERATIONS

SHIPPING REQUESTED A WIDE BIRTH OF 0,5 NM


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<14.03.2019 06:36:44>
ZCZC PA80

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 80 051853 UTC MAR

PLATFORM L13-FC1  53-17N 004-13E UNLIT

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<14.03.2019 06:36:09>
ZCZC PA78

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 78 051837 UTC MAR

L7-CC 53-32.3N 004-12.2E UNLIT AND FOGHORN INOPERATIVE

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<14.03.2019 06:35:31>
ZCZC PA76

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 76 051825 UTC MAR

TSS TERSCHELLING-GERMAN BIGHT

TE-A 53-36N 005-22E RACON INOPERATIVE

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<14.03.2019 06:34:51>
ZCZC PA75

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 75 051755 UTC MAR

OFFSHORE HOLLANDSE KUST WEST WINDFARM ZONE

TWO MOORED LIDAR BUOYS FL(5)20S ESTABLISHED

WS187 52-34.2N 003-42.9E

WS188 52-34.2N 003-44.3E

BUOYS CAN MOVE IN A CIRCLE UP TO 

200 M RADIUS AROUND THE MOORING POINTS

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<14.03.2019 06:33:50>
ZCZC PA74

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 74 051746 UTC MAR

K17-FA-1  53-04N 003-32E UNLIT

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<14.03.2019 06:33:15>
ZCZC PA73

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 73 051710 UTC MAR

L8-G 53-35N 004-36E NAVIGATION LIGHTS UNRELIABLE

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<14.03.2019 06:32:38>
ZCZC PA72

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 72 051645 UTC MAR

PLATFORM D18A-A 54-08.9N 002-49.3E UNLIT

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<14.03.2019 06:32:02>
ZCZC PA71

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 71 051640 UTC MAR

K-7-FD-1 53-33N 003-16E UNLIT

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<14.03.2019 06:31:27>
ZCZC PB72

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

GALE WARNING NR. 72 140538 UTC MAR

ISSUED 14 MAR 0515 UTC

DOVER THAMES HUMBER 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 8

GERMAN BIGHT DOGGER FORTIES 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 7

FISHER 

NORTHWEST 7

VIKING:

NO WARNING


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<14.03.2019 06:04:44>
ZCZC MA49
181057 UTC DEC 18
DANISH NAV WARN 339/18 
*DE*MARK. NORTH SEA. PLATFORM DAN E. 
NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS ON PLATFOR* DAN E 
IN P*S. 55-28.8N 005-07.0E ARE UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 06:04:11>
ZCZC MA50
131838 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 188/2019
  CHART 1
  AREA FREDRIKSTAD OESTRE LOEP
ROESSVIKRENNA, 4, E*LIGHTBUOY 59-10.4N 010-57.3E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 06:03:39>
ZCZC MA51
132043 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 189/2019
  CHART 4
  AREA NORDRE OSLOFJORD
NORDRE SUNDBYHOLMEN LIGHT 59-43.5N 010-32.1E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 05:56:00>
ZCZC LA24
*81057 UTC DEC 18
DANIS**NAV WARN 339/18 
DE*MARK. NORTH*S*A. PLATFORM DAN E. 
NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS ON PLATFORM D*N E 
IN POS. 55-28.8N 005-07.0E ARE UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 05:55:27>
ZCZC LA43
3*08** UTC JAN*19
NORWEGI*N *AV. WAR*ING*89/2019
CHART 23
AREA OEYGARDEN
OSUNDET, LOWER LEADING LIGHT 60-32.6N 00*-50.5E IS UNLIT.*
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<14.03.2019 05:54:28>
ZCZC LA45
311208 UTC JAN 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 92/2019
CHART 2*
AREA FLORO*
MAASHOLMEN LIGHT 61-35.3N 00*-59.4E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 05:54:01>
ZCZC LA35
061425 UTC FEB 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 108/2019
  CHART 19
AREA SELBJOERNSFJORDEN
STAALHUVA LIGHT 59-54.5N 005-05.4E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 05:53:32>
ZCZC LA48
251318 UTC FEB 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 153/2019
  CHART 28
  AREA FROEYSJOEEN N. *ULEN
MYRAHJELLSFLU LOWER LEADING LIGHT 61-45.2N 005-05.4E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 05:53:00>
ZCZC LA39
041205 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 172/2019
  CHART 23
  AREA BYFJORDEN
AIRDRAFT FOR THE SOTRA BRIDGE 60-22.4N 005-10.0E IS TEMPORARY REDUCED TO 46.5 METERS
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<14.03.2019 05:52:26>
ZCZC LA47
062053 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 177/2019
CHART *7
*-43- 4*3=-34
.3)34-,3 )8 59*25.3N 005-07.3E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 05:51:59>
ZCZC LA26
080111 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 179/2019
  CHART 16
  AREA KVITSOEY
KROSSHOLMEN LIGHT 59-03.3N 005-25.3E IS DAMAGED.
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<14.03.2019 05:51:31>
ZCZC LA32
080116 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 180/2019
  CHART 16
  AREA KVITSOEY
FLISAGRUNNEN LIGHT 59-03.2N 005-25.5E IS DAMAGED.
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<14.03.2019 05:51:02>
ZCZC LA27
121051 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 186/2019
  CHART 14
  AREA JAEREN
JAERENS REV LIGHTBUOY 58-46.1N 005-26.2E IS UNRELIABLE.
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<14.03.2019 05:50:33>
ZCZC LA28
132203 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 190/2019
  CHART 25
  AREA DREVOEYOSEN
SKOMAKAREN LIGHT 61-12.01N 004-47.3E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 05:49:34>
ZCZC TB48
140537 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO GALE WARNING 48/19
THAMES, DOVER AND BELGIAN COAST:
SW NEAR GALE TO GALE 7-8 AND LOCALLY RISK OF STRONG GALE 9. IN THE COURSE OF THE AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING DECR STRONG BREEZE TO NEAR GALE 6-7 OR LOCALLY BECOMING FRESH BREEZE 5 LATER ON, VEERING WNW.
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<14.03.2019 05:43:03>
ZCZC KA05
THAMES - TSS 
 CANCEL AND SUPERSEDES KA 03 
 THE SAILORS ARE ADVISED OF A NEW OBSTRUCTION . 
 POSITION (WGS84): 51-18,900N 002-13,133E 
 NO FISHING, TRAWLING, ANCHORING OR DREDGING WITHIN 200 METERS AT THIS 
 POSITION.
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<14.03.2019 05:42:19>
ZCZC KA11
WIGHT - BAIE DE SEINE 
GUNNERY EXERCICE FROM 171300 UTC MARCH 19 TO 171600 UTC MARCH 19 
IN AREA BOUNDED BY: 
49-56.92N 000-12.63W 
49-40.78N 000-00.25W 
49-35.88N 000-10.93W 
49-32.33N 000-18.62W 
49-34.72N 000-55.12W 
CANCEL THIS MSG 171600 UTC MARCH 19. 
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<14.03.2019 05:41:27>
ZCZC KA13
TTT 
WIGHT - BAIE DE SEINE 
CANCEL AND SUPERSEDES AVURNAV KA 10
THE NAVIGATORS ARE ADVISED THAT THE SHIP IEVOLI IVORY MMSI 247356400 
WILL BE CARRYING OUT CABLE LAY AND JOINTING OPERATIONS FROM 13 TO 24 
MARCH 2019 BETWEEN THIS POSITIONS (WGS84): 
49-46,534N 000-24,963W 
50-06,237N 000-24,169W 
VESSELS ARE REQUESTED TO AVOID RESTRICTED OF 500 METERS RADIUS AROUND 
THE SHIP. 
CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 242300 UTC MARCH 2019.
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<14.03.2019 05:38:58>
ZCZC PB72

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

GALE WARNING NR. 72 140538 UTC MAR

ISSUED 14 MAR 0515 UTC

DOVER THAMES HUMBER 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 8

GERMAN BIGHT DOGGER FORTIES 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 7

FISHER 

NORTHWEST 7

VIKING:

NO WARNING


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<14.03.2019 05:11:35>
ZCZC GA83
WZ 162
NORTHERN NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. BERGEN GROUND. SEABED OBSTRUCTION IN 59-19.7N 001-21.7E.
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<14.03.2019 05:11:11>
ZCZC GA51
NAVAREA I 012
NAVAREA I E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGE. 
1. MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR THE NAVAREA I AND UK NATIONAL CO-ORDINATOR HAS CHANGED TO NAVWARNINGSUKHO.GOV.UK 
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 152359 UTC MAR 19.
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<14.03.2019 05:10:27>
ZCZC GA91
WZ 173

GMDSS.  HUMBER COASTGUARD.   1. MF R/T AND DSC SERVICE FROM LANGHAM SITE 52-56.5N 000-57.2E  OFF AIR.  2. CANCEL WZ 023 (GA99) (VA22).
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<14.03.2019 05:09:56>
ZCZC GA15
NAVAREA I 020/19
ENGLAND EAST COAST. OUTER DOWSING SHOAL NORTHWARDS. CHART GB 107. 1. THE FOUR CARDINAL LIGHT BUOYS MARKING THE PERIMETER OF THE PLATFORM IN POSITION 53-37.7N 000-56.2E HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY REMOVED. 2. CANCEL NAVAREA I  008 (GA38).
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<14.03.2019 05:09:09>
ZCZC GA24
WZ 209
ENGLAND, EAST COAST. SPURN HEAD EASTWARDS.
1. EXPOSED SECTIONS OF SUBMARINE CABLE AND UNDERWATER OPERATIONS BY FPV FLINTSTONE IN AREA BOUNDED BY 53-31.9N 000-02.2E, 53-47.5N 001-38.6E, 53-45.3N 001-40.2E AND 53-25.5N 000-13.6E.
2. CANCEL WZ 170 (GA90).
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<14.03.2019 05:08:22>
ZCZC GA42
WZ 233
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA. UK SECTOR.   BESSEMER GAS PLATFORM 53-11.9N 002-29.1E.   1. MAIN NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS INOPERATIVE.   2. CANCEL WZ 073 (GA29).


 
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<14.03.2019 05:07:49>
ZCZC GA45
NAVAREA I 024
1. NAVAREA I WARNINGS IN FORCE AT 081000 UTC MAR 19:
2017 SERIES: 163.
2019 SERIES: 011, 012, 020, 023, 024.
NOTES:
A. TEXTS OF NAVAREA I WARNINGS ISSUED EACH WEEK ARE PRINTED IN WEEKLY EDITIONS OF THE ADMIRALTY NOTICES TO MARINERS BULLETIN(ANMB).
B. NAVAREA I WARNINGS LESS THAN 42 DAYS OLD (011/19 ONWARD) ARE PROMULGATED VIA SAFETYNET AND/OR RELEVANT NAVTEX TRANSMITTERS.
C. THE COMPLETE TEXTS OF ALL IN-FORCE NAVAREA I WARNINGS, INCLUDING THOSE WHICH ARE NO LONGER BEING BROADCAST, ARE REPRINTED IN SECTION III OF ANMB IN WEEKS 1, 13, 26 AND 39 AND ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE UKHO WEBSITE AT: WWW.ADMIRALTY.CO.UK/RNW.
ALTERNATIVELY, THESE MAY BE REQUESTED BY E-MAIL FROM NAVAREA I CO-ORDINATOR AT: NAVWARNINGS(AT)UKHO.GOV.UK
2. CANCEL NAVAREA I 022/19 (GA30)(EA45)(OA26).
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<14.03.2019 05:05:32>
ZCZC GA47
WZ 238
SCOTLAND EAST COAST. MORAY FIRTH. 
1. LIGHT-BUOYS MARKING PERIMETER OF MORAY EAST OFFSHORE WINDFARM CONSTRUCTION SITE ESTABLISHED AS FOLLOWS:
(A) NORTH CARDINAL, Q, AND AIS, 58-18.1N 002-41.1W.
(B) EAST CARDINAL, VQ(3) 5SEC, AND AIS, 58-10.7N 002-32.8W.
(C) SOUTH CARDINAL, VQ(6)+1L.FL. 10SEC., AND AIS, 58-04.0N 002-52.1W.
(D) SIX SPECIAL LIGHT-BUOYS, FL Y 5SEC, 58-16.8N 002-37.9W, 58-15.1N 002-36.0W, 58-07.8N 002-35.3W, 58-06.7N 002-38.3W, 58-05.0N 002-47.2W, AND 58-08.6N 002-50.6W.
2. CANCEL WZ 138 (GA76).
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<14.03.2019 05:03:53>
ZCZC GA56
WZ 252
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA. UK SECTOR.  1. BRIGANTINE GAS FIELD. PLATFORM 49/19-BG, 53-24.1N 002-39.3E, ALL NAVAIDS INOPERATIVE. 2. CANCEL WZ 213 (GA27) AND WZ 242 (GA49).
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<14.03.2019 05:03:16>
ZCZC GA59
WZ 255
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR.   BROWN RIDGE WESTWARD.   LIDAR BUOY FITTED WITH AIS 52-41.1N 002-52.8E,  PERMANENTLY DISCONTINUED.
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<14.03.2019 05:02:45>
ZCZC GA61
WZ 261
GMDSS. ABERDEEN COASTGUARD.  MF DSC SERVICES FROM GREG NESS SITE, 57-07.6N 002-03.2W UNRELIABLE.
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<14.03.2019 05:02:20>
ZCZC GA65
NAVAREA I 027
ENGLAND, EAST COAST. APPROACHES TO THE THAMES ESTUARY. GALLOPER WINDFARM.
1. PERIMETER BUOYAGE, THREE NORTH CARDINAL LIGHT-BUOYS, TWO EAST CARDINAL LIGHT-BUOYS, FOUR SOUTH CARDINAL LIGHT-BUOYS AND THREE SPECIAL LIGHT-BUOYS, PERMANENTLY DISCONTINUED.
2. NEW LIGHT-BUOYS ESTABLISHED AS FOLLOWS: A) SPECIAL MARK, 51-54.0N 002-02.0E B) SPECIAL MARK, 51-46.9N 002-02.8E.   
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<14.03.2019 05:01:09>
ZCZC GA69
WZ 266
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. DAVY GAS FIELD.
PLATFORM 49/30A, 53-00.3N 002-53.7E, UNLIT AND ALL NAVAIDS INOPERATIVE.
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<14.03.2019 05:00:40>
ZCZC GA71
WZ 267
NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. INDEFATIGABLE BANKS.
WENLOCK PLATFORM, 53-35.3N 002-17.7E, UNLIT AND ALL NAVAIDS INOPERATIVE.
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<14.03.2019 04:48:44>
ZCZC EA16
NAVAREA I E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGE. 

1. MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR THE NAVAREA I AND UK NATIONAL CO-ORDINATOR HAS CHANGED TO NAVWARNINGSUKHO.GOV.UK 

2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 152359 UTC MAR 19.
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<14.03.2019 04:48:02>
ZCZC EA22
WZ 123

ENGLISH CHANNEL. OFF CASQUETS TSS, EAST BOUND LANE.
OBSTRUCTION REPORTED IN 49-49.12N 002-42.63W, DEPTH UNKNOWN
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<14.03.2019 04:47:34>
ZCZC EA30
WZ 142
ENGLISH CHANNEL.   1. DGPS SERVICE FROM LA HAGUE 49-35N 001-47W OFF AIR.    2. CANCEL WZ 1336 (EA81).
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<14.03.2019 04:47:08>
ZCZC EA31
WZ 143
DOVER STRAIT TSS.   NORTH-EAST BOUND LANE.  
BASSURELLE LIGHT BUOY 50-32.8N 000-57.7E.    1. RACON INOPERATIVE.  2.  CANCEL WZ 1337 (EA82).
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<14.03.2019 04:46:35>
ZCZC EA32
WZ 146
ENGLISH CHANNEL. OFF CASQUETS TSS. CHANNEL LIGHT VESSEL, 49-54.46N 002-53.74W, OFF STATION. 
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<14.03.2019 04:46:10>
ZCZC EA49
NAVAREA I 024
1. NAVAREA I WARNINGS IN FORCE AT 081000 UTC MAR 19:
2017 SERIES: 163.
2019 SERIES: 011, 012, 020, 023, 024.
NOTES:
A. TEXTS OF NAVAREA I WARNINGS ISSUED EACH WEEK ARE PRINTED IN WEEKLY EDITIONS OF THE ADMIRALTY NOTICES TO MARINERS BULLETIN(ANMB).
B. NAVAREA I WARNINGS LESS THAN 42 DAYS OLD (011/19 ONWARD) ARE PROMULGATED VIA SAFETYNET AND/OR RELEVANT NAVTEX TRANSMITTERS.
C. THE COMPLETE TEXTS OF ALL IN-FORCE NAVAREA I WARNINGS, INCLUDING THOSE WHICH ARE NO LONGER BEING BROADCAST, ARE REPRINTED IN SECTION III OF ANMB IN WEEKS 1, 13, 26 AND 39 AND ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE UKHO WEBSITE AT: WWW.ADMIRALTY.CO.UK/RNW.
ALTERNATIVELY, THESE MAY BE REQUESTED BY E-MAIL FROM NAVAREA I CO-ORDINATOR AT: NAVWARNINGS(AT)UKHO.GOV.UK
2. CANCEL NAVAREA I 022/19 (GA30)(EA45)(OA26).
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<14.03.2019 04:43:54>
ZCZC EA52
NAVAREA I 026

NAVAREA I PRIMARY E-MAIL NAVWARNINGSUKHO.GOV.UK CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.
ALTERNATE EMAIL: NAVWARNINGSBTCONNECT.COM.
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<14.03.2019 04:43:24>
ZCZC EA53
WZ 262
ENGLAND, SOUTH-WEST COAST. TSS OFF LAND'S END BETWEEN SEVEN STONES AND LONGSHIPS. 
1. UNMANNED FISHING VESSEL, 25M LONG, ADRIFT IN 50-07.23N 005-49.56W AT 130515Z MAR. 
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 160515Z MAR 19.
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<14.03.2019 04:42:40>
ZCZC EL84
FOST SUBFACTS AND GUNFACTS WARNING (ALL TIMES UTC).

1. DIVED SUBMARINE OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS:
SOUTHWESTERN APPROACHES - ISLES OF SCILLY TO LIZARD POINT.
BETWEEN 141500 AND 142359 MAR.

PLYMOUTH APPROACHES - LIZARD POINT TO START POINT.
BETWEEN 141200 AND 142359 MAR.

2. LIVE GUNNERY FIRINGS IN PROGRESS:
PORTLAND APPROACHES - START POINT TO SAINT ALBANS HEAD.
BETWEEN 140930 AND 142359 MAR.

FULL DETAILS IN HM COASTGUARD RESCUE CENTRES VHF AND MF BROADCASTS OR CONTACT NAVAL OPERATIONS PHONE (44) (0)1752 557550.

CANCEL EL83
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<14.03.2019 04:41:06>
ZCZC EA56
WZ 269
BRISTOL CHANNEL AND SAINT GEORGES CHANNEL.  DGPS SERVICE FROM NASH POINT 51-24N 003-33W OFF AIR.
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<14.03.2019 04:40:42>
ZCZC EB90
GALE WARNING THURSDAY 14 MARCH 0347 UTC

THAMES DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH
WESTERLY SEVERE GALE FORCE 9 DECREASING GALE FORCE 8 SOON

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<14.03.2019 04:19:33>
ZCZC SB46
140417 NAVTEX-HAMBURG (NCC)
WARNING NO. 64  140405UTC MAR
FOR GERMAN BIGHT:
NEAR GALES WEST TO NORTHWEST 6 TO 7 BFT.
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<14.03.2019 04:14:35>
ZCZC GB53
GALE WARNING THURSDAY 14 MARCH 0347 UTC

THAMES
WESTERLY SEVERE GALE FORCE 9 DECREASING GALE FORCE 8 SOON


IMMINENT: EXPECTED WITHIN SIX HOURS OF TIME OF ISSUE

SOON: EXPECTED WITHIN SIX TO 12 HOURS OF TIME OF ISSUE

LATER: EXPECTED MORE THAN 12 HOURS FROM TIME OF ISSUE


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<14.03.2019 03:19:49>
ZCZC TA40
281946 UTC FEB 19
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 120/19
EXPLOSIVE IN POS 51* 31,26 N 002*32,65 E MARKED BY A YELLOW BUOY
SHIPPING IS REQUESTED NOT TO FISH NOR ANCHOR IN THE VICINITY
MRCC OSTEND IS LISTENING OUT ON CH 16 AND 67
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<14.03.2019 03:19:07>
ZCZC TA55
071004 UTC MAR 
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 136/19 
COASTAL ROUTE: OOSTENDE-ZEEBRUGGE
N CARDINAL BUOY DC1, W. Q, 
51-17.47 N 003-01.51 E
TEMPO ESTABLISHED
CANCEL THIS MSG: 211004 UTC MAR 19
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<14.03.2019 03:18:28>
ZCZC TA56
071009 UTC MAR 
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 137/19
OOSTENDE - ZEEBRUGGE
UNDERWATER PIPELINE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE BEACH AND 
POS. 51-21,605 N 003-17,954 E COVERED BY N-CARDINAL BUOY ZINKER
UNDERWATER PIPELINE ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE BEACH AND 
POS. 51-17,361 N 003-01,632 E COVERED BY N-CARDINAL BUOY DC1
SHIPPING IS REQUESTED NOT TO ANCHOR NOR TO FISH ABOVE THIS PIPELINE AND TO PASS FREE OF IT.
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<14.03.2019 03:17:19>
ZCZC TA57
080510 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 140/19
TSS - OFF NOORDHINDER
LIGHTBUOY NHR-SE, 51-43.44 N  002-37.21 E
45 DEGREES, 700 METRES OFF STATION.
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<14.03.2019 03:16:47>
ZCZC TA59
091800 UTC MAR 
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 481/18
BE EEZ
EXPOSED SECTIONS OF UNDER CONSTRUCTION SUBMARINE CABLE BETWEEN FOLLOWING COORDINATES:
FROM 51-19.61N - 003-09.90E TILL 51-20.90N - 002-53.39E
FRO* *TQAW*MR
*N *A PPWAEWMOO*E*T*L*51*******

21.20N - 002-33.31E TILL 51-21.17N - 002*33.36E
FROM 51-21.17N - 002-33.36E TILL 51-21.11N - 002-33.52E
FROM 51-21.11N - 002-33.52E TILL 51-21.08N - 002-33.61E
CABLE UNDER SUPERVISION OF GUARDVESSELS
IT IS FORBIDDEN FOR SHIPPING TO FISH ABOVE THE CABLE
GUARD VESSELS ARE LISTENING OUT ON CH 16, 60, 65 AND 69
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<14.03.2019 03:15:07>
ZCZC TA62
101745 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 147/19
TSS - WESTHINDER
WESTHINDER ANCHORAGE
M/V COSTARICAN STAR
ANCHOR AND CHAIN LOST IN POS 51-25,60 N 002-35,08 E
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<14.03.2019 03:14:35>
ZCZC TA63
102151 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 150/19
APPROACH OOSTENDE
LIGHTBUOY O1, 51-15.73 N 002-53.40 E
LIGHT UNLIT
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<14.03.2019 03:14:09>
ZCZC TA65
110714 UTC MAR 
OOSTENDERADIO 151/19 
VAARGEUL 1
LIGHTBUOY VG4, 51-25.50 N 002-52.92 E
75 DEGREES, *9**.7***'****.:***


*******Z**C**A**

OOSTENDERADIO MSI 152/19
*5'' -*WESTHINDER
WESTHINDER ANCHORAGE
M/V SAKURA PRINCESS
ANCHOR AND CHAIN LOST IN POS 51-25,0 N 002-39,1 E
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<14.03.2019 03:12:00>
ZCZC TA77
131544 UTC MAR 
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 165/19 
APPROACH OOSTENDE
LIGHTBUOY BUITENSTROOMBK, 51-15.17 N 002-51.72 E
DRIFTING
SHIPPING IS REQUESTED TO REPORT SIGHTING TO OSTEND COASTGUARD

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<14.03.2019 03:11:23>
ZCZC TA78
131926 UTC MAR
OOSTENDERADIO MSI 166/19
WIELINGEN
LIGHTBUOY WZ, 51-22.57 N 003-10.72 E
65 DEGREES, 1000 METRES OFF STATION.
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<14.03.2019 03:08:43>
ZCZC SE37
140300 NAVTEX-HAMBURG (NCC)

WEATHERFORECAST FOR GERMAN BIGHT UNTIL 14.03.2019 18 UTC:
GERMAN BIGHT :
WESTERLY WINDS ABOUT 6, INCREASING A LITTLE, SHOWER SQUALLS, SEA 4
METRE.

OUTLOOK UNTIL 15.03.2019 06 UTC:
GERMAN BIGHT :
NORTHWEST 6 TO 7, SHIFTING WEST, DECREASING A LITTLE.
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<14.03.2019 03:07:43>
ZCZC SA36
NCC-HAMBURG
211500 UTC FEB 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 167
EIDER ESTUARY.
 'EIDER' LIGHTBUOY  54-16N 008-29E UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 03:07:11>
ZCZC SA41
NCC-HAMBURG
251650 UTC FEB 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 172
TSS TERSCHELLING-GERMAN BIGHT.
SUBSEA OBSTRUCTION LOCATED IN POSITION:
53-45,890N 006-32,464E.
FISHING VESSELS HAVE PASS THIS POSITION WITH WIDE BERTH.
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<14.03.2019 03:06:26>
ZCZC SA42
NCC-HAMBURG
251900 UTC FEB 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 173
HELIGOLAND.
 'HELGOLAND-O' LIGHTBUOY  54-09N  007-53E OFF STATION.
LIGHTBUOY 1 OFF STATION.
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<14.03.2019 03:05:48>
ZCZC SA50
NCC-HAMBURG
052010 UTC MAR 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 190
WESER ESTUARY.
 'ALTE WESER' LIGHTHOUSE 53-52N 008-08E
SECTORS CHANGED TO:
GREEN 017 BIS 045 DEGREES (TW 18M)
WHITE 045 TO 074 DEGREES (TW 23M)
********** *59 121 *$3&433' (TW 18M)
WHITE 121 TO 126 DEGREES (TW 23M)
RED 126 TO 140 DEGREES (TW 19M)
GREEN 140 TO 175 DEGREES (TW 18M)
WHITE 175 TO 183 DEGREES (TW 23M)
RED 183 TO 196 DEGREES (TW 19M)
WHITE 196 TO 238 DEGREES (TW 23M)
WHITE 288 TO 352 DEGREES (TW 23M)
RED 352 TO 003 DEGREES (TW 19M).
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<14.03.2019 03:04:03>
ZCZC SA51
NCC-HAMBURG
052020 UTC MAR 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 191
ALTE WESER APPROACH.
FOLLOWING BUOYS HAVE BEEN RELOCATED
 'ST' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-56,37N  007-55,59E,
 'A1' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-54,86N 007-58,38E,
 'A1-O' BUOY TO 53-54,85N 007-58,37E,
 'A2' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-55,50N 007-59,08E,
 'A2-O' BUOY TO 53-55,50N 007-59,12E,
 'A3' BUOY TO 53-54,18N 008-00,27E,
 'A4' BUOY TO 53-54,77N 008-00,91E,
 'A5' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-53,55N 008-02,20E,
 'A5-O' BUOY TO 53-53,53N 008-02,18E,
 'A6' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-54,00N 008-02,69E,
 'A7' BUOY TO 53-53,09N 008-04,14E,
 'A8' BUOY TO 53-53,54N 008-04,46E,
 'A9' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-52,65N 008-06,24E AND
 'A10' LIGHTBUOY TO 53-52,94N 008-06,52E.
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<14.03.2019 03:01:54>
ZCZC SA56
NCC-HAMBURG
091430 UTC MAR 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 201
ELBE APPROACH REEDE
ANCHOR WITH 12 LENGTH CHAIN GOT LOST IN
54-05,1N 007-43,7E.
POSITION MARKED BY THREE WHITE BARRELS.
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<14.03.2019 03:01:14>
ZCZC SA60
NCC-HAMBURG
110920 UTC MAR 19
NAV. WARN. NO. 209
GERMAN BIGHT.
 'BARD OFFSHORE 1' WIND FARM
YELLOW LIGHTBUOY 54-24N 006-03E MISSING.
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<14.03.2019 03:00:38>
ZCZC SB45
140300 NAVTEX-HAMBURG (NCC)
WARNING NO. 63  132200UTC MAR
FOR GERMAN BIGHT:
NEAR GALES SOUTHWEST TO WEST 6 TO 7 BFT.
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<14.03.2019 02:46:10>
ZCZC PA87

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 87 111834 UTC MAR

L10-B  53-27N 004-14E UNLIT

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<14.03.2019 02:44:51>
ZCZC PA82

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 82 051911 UTC MAR

HOLLANDSE KUST ZUID WINDFARM ZONE

SURVEY OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS BY BIBBY ATHENA 2ICA5

IN AN AREA BOUNDED BY

- 52-25.2N 004-07.9E

- 52-20.7N 003-59.9E

- 52-22.1N 004-09.7E

- 52-20.7N 003-56.0E

WIDE BERTH REQUESTED

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<14.03.2019 02:43:48>
ZCZC PA81

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 81 051900 UTC MAR

TSS OFF VLIELAND - TSS TERSCHELLING GERMAN BIGHT

LARGE CONCENTRATION CONTAINERS/CONTACTS ON THE SEABED IN EAST GOING LANE 

AND INSHORE ZONE BETWEEN VLIELAND AND BORKUM

BETWEEN: 53-26.2N 004-44.6E AND  53-47.2N 006-28.0E 

APPROXIMATELY 200 CONTAINERS ON SEABED

EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR FISHERY

SEVERAL VESSELS CONDUCTING SURVEY AND SALVAGE OPERATIONS

SHIPPING REQUESTED A WIDE BIRTH OF 0,5 NM


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<14.03.2019 02:42:21>
ZCZC PA80

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 80 051853 UTC MAR

PLATFORM L13-FC1  53-17N 004-13E UNLIT

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<14.03.2019 02:41:45>
ZCZC PA78

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 78 051837 UTC MAR

L7-CC 53-32.3N 004-12.2E UNLIT AND FOGHORN INOPERATIVE

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<14.03.2019 02:41:07>
ZCZC PA76

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 76 051825 UTC MAR

TSS TERSCHELLING-GERMAN BIGHT

TE-A 53-36N 005-22E RACON INOPERATIVE

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<14.03.2019 02:40:27>
ZCZC PA75

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 75 051755 UTC MAR

OFFSHORE HOLLANDSE KUST WEST WINDFARM ZONE

TWO MOORED LIDAR BUOYS FL(5)20S ESTABLISHED

WS187 52-34.2N 003-42.9E

WS188 52-34.2N 003-44.3E

BUOYS CAN MOVE IN A CIRCLE UP TO 

200 M RADIUS AROUND THE MOORING POINTS

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<14.03.2019 02:39:26>
ZCZC PA74

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 74 051746 UTC MAR

K17-FA-1  53-04N 003-32E UNLIT

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<14.03.2019 02:38:51>
ZCZC PA73

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 73 051710 UTC MAR

L8-G 53-35N 004-36E NAVIGATION LIGHTS UNRELIABLE

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<14.03.2019 02:38:14>
ZCZC PA72

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 72 051645 UTC MAR

PLATFORM D18A-A 54-08.9N 002-49.3E UNLIT

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<14.03.2019 02:37:38>
ZCZC PA71

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

NAVIGATIONAL WARNING NR. 71 051640 UTC MAR

K-7-FD-1 53-33N 003-16E UNLIT

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<14.03.2019 02:37:04>
ZCZC PE44

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

METEOROLOGICAL FORECAST NR. 44 140113 UTC MAR

FORECAST DUTCH EEZ ISSUED AT 00:16 UTC 140319

THAMES HUMBER 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 8


GERMAN BIGHT DOGGER 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 7



SYNOPSIS

LOW DEVELOPS NORTH OF SCOTLAND, 981, AND WILL MOVE OVER 

NORTH DENMARK TO SWEDEN.. ASSOCIATED TROUGH MOVING 

EASTWARDS ACROSS THE NORTH SEA IN THE MORNING AND EARLY 

AFTERNOON, FOLLOWED BY A WEAK RIDGE.


FORECAST VALID THURSDAY 03:00 TILL THURSDAY 15:00 UTC


THAMES 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 6-7, TEMPORAY INCREASING 7-8, VEERING 

WEST TO NORTHWEST.

PERIODS OF RAIN, LATER RISK ISOLATED SHOWERS.

GOOD, IN PRECIPITATION MAINLY MODERATE.

WAVEHEIGHT 2.0-3.0 METER, INCREASING 2.5-3.5 METER, LATER 

DECREASING 2.5-3.0 METER.



HUMBER 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 6-7, TEMPORAY INCREASING 7-8, VEERING 

NORTHWEST.

PERIODS OF RAIN, LATER RISK ISOLATED SHOWERS.

GOOD, IN PRECIPITATION MAINLY MODERATE.

WAVEHEIGHT 2.0-3.0 METER, INCREASING 3.0-4.0 METER, LATER 

DECREASING 2.5-3.5 METER.



GERMAN BIGHT 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 5-6, RAPIDLY INCREASING 6-7, LATER 

VEERING NORTHWEST.

FORM THE WEST PERIODS OF RAIN.

GOOD, IN PRECIPITATION MAINLY MODERATE.

WAVEHEIGHT 2.0-3.0 METER, INCREASING 2.5-3.5 METER.



DOGGER 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 6-7, VEERING NORTHWEST.

PERIODS OF RAIN, LATER RISK ISOLATED SHOWERS.

GOOD, IN PRECIPITATION MAINLY MODERATE.

WAVEHEIGHT 2.0-3.0 METER, INCREASING 2.5-3.5 METER.



FORECAST VALID THURSDAY 15:00 TILL FRIDAY 03:00 UTC


THAMES 

WEST TO NORTHWEST 6-7, DECREASING 5-6, BACKING WEST TO 

SOUTHWEST.

FIRST ISOLATED SHOWERS, END OF PERIOD RISK RAIN.

GOOD, IN PRECIPITATION POSSIBLY MODERATE.

WAVEHEIGHT 2.5-3.0 METER, DECREASING AROUND 2.0 METER.



HUMBER DOGGER 

NORTHWEST 6-7, DECREASING 5-6, BACKING WEST TO SOUTHWEST.

FIRST ISOLATED SHOWERS.

GOOD, IN PRECIPITATION POSSIBLY MODERATE.

WAVEHEIGHT 2.5-3.5 METER, DECREASING 2.0-2.5 METER.



GERMAN BIGHT 

NORTHWEST 6-7, DECREASING 5-6, BACKING WEST.

ISOLATED SHOWERS.

GOOD, IN PRECIPITATION POSSIBLY MODERATE.

WAVEHEIGHT 2.5-3.5 METER, DECREASING 2.0-3.0 METER.





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<14.03.2019 02:31:26>
ZCZC PB71

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

GALE WARNING NR. 71 140026 UTC MAR

ISSUED AT DTG 140015 UTC MAR

DOVER THAMES HUMBER 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 8

GERMAN BIGHT DOGGER FORTIES 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 7

OTHER DISTRICTS:

NO WARNING

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<14.03.2019 02:01:25>
ZCZC LA24
181057 UTC DEC 18
DANISH NAV WARN 339/18 
DENMARK. NORTH SEA. PLATFORM DAN E. 
NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS ON PLATFORM DAN E 
IN POS. 55-28.8N 005-07.0E ARE UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 02:00:52>
ZCZC LA43
310811 UTC JAN 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 89/2019
CHART 23
AREA OEYGARDEN
OSUNDET, LOWER LEADING LIGHT 60-32.6N 004-50.5E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 02:00:23>
ZCZC LA44
310813 UTC JAN 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 90/2019
CHART 23
AREA OEYGARDEN
OSUNDET, UPPER LEADING LIGHT 60-32.7N 004-50.5E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 01:59:53>
ZCZC LA45
311208 UTC JAN 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 92/2019
CHART 26
AREA FLOROE
MAASHOLMEN LIGHT 61-35.3N 004-59.4E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 01:59:26>
ZCZC LA35
0*1425 UTC FEB 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 108/2019
  CHART 19
AREA SELBJOERNSFJORDEN
STAALHUVA LIGHT 59-54.5N 005-05.4E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 01:58:57>
ZCZC LA48
251318 UTC FEB 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 153/2019
  CHART 28
  AREA FROEYSJOEEN N. GULEN
MYRAHJELLSFLU LOWER LEADING LIGHT 61-45.2N 005-05.4E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 01:58:25>
ZCZC LA39
041205 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 172/2019
  CHART 23
  AREA BYFJORDEN
AIRDRAFT FOR THE SOTRA BRIDGE 60-22.4N 005-10.0E IS TEMPORARY REDUCED TO 46.5 METERS
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<14.03.2019 01:57:52>
ZCZC LA47
062053 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 177/2019
CHART 17
AREA ROEVAER
MELERANE LIGHT 59-25.3N 005-07.3E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 01:57:25>
ZCZC LA26
080111 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 179/2019
  CHART 16
  AREA KVITSOEY
KROSSHOLMEN LIGHT 59-03.3N 005-25.3E IS DAMAGED.
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<14.03.2019 01:56:56>
ZCZC LA32
080116 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 180/2019
  CHART 16
  AREA KVITSOEY
FLISAGRUNNEN LIGHT 59-03.2N 005-25.5E IS DAMAGED.
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<14.03.2019 01:56:28>
ZCZC LA27
121051 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 186/2019
  CHART 14
  AREA JAEREN
JAERENS REV LIGHTBUOY 58-46.1N 005-26.2E IS UNRELIABLE.
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<14.03.2019 01:55:58>
ZCZC LB27
131951 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN GALE WARNING NO 184
  FORTIES
FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON NORTHWEST GALE FORCE 8. THURSDAY EVENING DECREASING.
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<14.03.2019 01:55:30>
ZCZC LA28
132203 UTC MAR 19
NORWEGIAN NAV. WARNING 190/2019
  CHART 25
  AREA DREVOEYOSEN
SKOMAKAREN LIGHT 61-12.01N 004-47.3E IS UNLIT.
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<14.03.2019 01:43:02>
ZCZC KA05
THAMES - TSS 
 CANCEL AND SUPERSEDES KA 03 
 THE SAILORS ARE ADVISED OF A NEW OBSTRUCTION . 
 POSITION (WGS84): 51-18,900N 002-13,133E 
 NO FISHING, TRAWLING, ANCHORING OR DREDGING WITHIN 200 METERS AT THIS 
 POSITION.
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<14.03.2019 01:10:59>
ZCZC GA63
WZ 118
SCOTLAND EAST COAST. MORAY FIRTH, BEATRICE OIL FIELD. 
1. PLATFORM 11/30-A, 58-06.9N 003-05.3W, ALL NAVAIDS INOPERATIVE. 
2. CANCEL WZ 008 (GA91).
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<14.03.2019 01:10:25>
ZCZC GA67
WZ 125
NORTHERN NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. SALTIRE OIL FIELD. PLATFORM 15/17-A, 58-25.0N 000-19.9E, UNLIT AND ALL NAVAIDS INOPERATIVE.
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<14.03.2019 01:09:55>
ZCZC GA70
WZ 132
NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. WELL HOLE, TETHYS GAS FIELD.TETHYS PLATFORM, 53-39.0N 002-03.3E, UNLIT AND ALL NAVAIDS INOPERATIVE
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<14.03.2019 01:09:26>
ZCZC GA83
WZ 162
NORTHERN NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. BERGEN GROUND. SEABED OBSTRUCTION IN 59-19.7N 001-21.7E.
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<14.03.2019 01:09:02>
ZCZC GA91
WZ 173

GMDSS.  HUMBER COASTGUARD.   1. MF R/T AND DSC SERVICE FROM LANGHAM SITE 52-56.5N 000-57.2E  OFF AIR.  2. CANCEL WZ 023 (GA99) (VA22).
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<14.03.2019 01:08:30>
ZCZC GA24
WZ 209
ENGLAND, EAST COAST. SPURN HEAD EASTWARDS.
1. EXPOSED SECTIONS OF SUBMARINE CABLE AND UNDERWATER OPERATIONS BY FPV FLINTSTONE IN AREA BOUNDED BY 53-31.9N 000-02.2E, 53-47.5N 001-38.6E, 53-45.3N 001-40.2E AND 53-25.5N 000-13.6E.
2. CANCEL WZ 170 (GA90).
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<14.03.2019 01:07:44>
ZCZC GA42
WZ 233
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA. UK SECTOR.   BESSEMER GAS PLATFORM 53-11.9N 002-29.1E.   1. MAIN NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS INOPERATIVE.   2. CANCEL WZ 073 (GA29).


 
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<14.03.2019 01:07:10>
ZCZC GA47
WZ 238
SCOTLAND EAST COAST. MORAY FIRTH. 
1. LIGHT-BUOYS MARKING PERIMETER OF MORAY EAST OFFSHORE WINDFARM CONSTRUCTION SITE ESTABLISHED AS FOLLOWS:
(A) NORTH CARDINAL, Q, AND AIS, 58-18.1N 002-41.1W.
(B) EAST CARDINAL, VQ(3) 5SEC, AND AIS, 58-10.7N 002-32.8W.
(C) SOUTH CARDINAL, VQ(6)+1L.FL. 10SEC., AND AIS, 58-04.0N 002-52.1W.
(D) SIX SPECIAL LIGHT-BUOYS, FL Y 5SEC, 58-16.8N 002-37.9W, 58-15.1N 002-36.0W, 58-07.8N 002-35.3W, 58-06.7N 002-38.3W, 58-05.0N 002-47.2W, AND 58-08.6N 002-50.6W.
2. CANCEL WZ 138 (GA76).
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<14.03.2019 01:05:31>
ZCZC GA56
WZ 252
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA. UK SECTOR.  1. BRIGANTINE GAS FIELD. PLATFORM 49/19-BG, 53-24.1N 002-39.3E, ALL NAVAIDS INOPERATIVE. 2. CANCEL WZ 213 (GA27) AND WZ 242 (GA49).
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<14.03.2019 01:04:54>
ZCZC GA59
WZ 255
SOUTHERN NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR.   BROWN RIDGE WESTWARD.   LIDAR BUOY FITTED WITH AIS 52-41.1N 002-52.8E,  PERMANENTLY DISCONTINUED.
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<14.03.2019 01:04:23>
ZCZC GA61
WZ 261
GMDSS. ABERDEEN COASTGUARD.  MF DSC SERVICES FROM GREG NESS SITE, 57-07.6N 002-03.2W UNRELIABLE.
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<14.03.2019 01:03:29>
ZCZC GA71
WZ 267
NORTH SEA, UK SECTOR. INDEFATIGABLE BANKS.
WENLOCK PLATFORM, 53-35.3N 002-17.7E, UNLIT AND ALL NAVAIDS INOPERATIVE.
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<14.03.2019 01:03:01>
ZCZC GE70
EXTENDED OUTLOOK
FRIDAY TO MONDAY
ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE, ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 132300 UTC


LOW VIKING 983 FRIDAY EVENING MOVS INLAND NORWAY AND DISSIPATES. LOW IRISH SEA 985 AT MIDDAY ON SATURDAY MOVS EWARDS, EXP DOGGER 968 BY SATURDAY EVENING, THEN INLAND DENMARK BY MIDDAY ON SUNDAY. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS ACROSS CULLERCOATS LATER SUNDAY, DECLINING LATE MONDAY AS AN INCR SW FLOW DEVELOP IN THE N. RISK OF GALES IN FORTIES, DOGGER AND GERMAN BIGHT, PERHAPS HUMBER, DOVER AND WIGHT, ON FRIDAY EVENING, DECR DURING EARLY HOURS OF SATURDAY IN ALL BUT WIGHT. GALES, INCR TO SEV GALE AT TIMES, EXP IN WIGHT AND DEVELOPING DURING MORNING IN DOVER, DECR DURING SATURDAY EVENING. GALES DEVELOP IN DOGGER, GERMAN BIGHT, HUMBER AND THAMES ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, INCR TO SEV GALE AT TIMES IN DOGGER AND GERMAN BIGHT LATER. GALES DEVELOPING IN FORTIES AND FISHER LATE SATURDAY AND ALSO EARLY HOURS OF SUNDAY IN VIKING AND FAIR ISLE. GALES DECREASE IN ALL AREAS DURING SUNDAY EVENING OR EARLY MONDAY MORNING
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<14.03.2019 00:45:36>
ZCZC EA22
WZ 123

ENGLISH CHANNEL. OFF CASQUETS TSS, EAST BOUND LANE.
OBSTRUCTION REPORTED IN 49-49.12N 002-42.63W, DEPTH UNKNOWN
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<14.03.2019 00:45:08>
ZCZC EA30
WZ 142
ENGLISH CHA*NEL.   1. DGPS SERVICE FROM LA HAGUE 49-35N 001-47W OFF AIR.    2. CANCEL WZ 1336 (EA81).
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<14.03.2019 00:44:42>
ZCZC EA31
WZ 143
DOVER STRAIT TSS.   NORTH-EAST BOUND LANE.  
BASSURELLE LIGHT BUOY 50-32.8N 000-57.7E.    1. RACON INOPERATIVE.  2.  CANCEL WZ 1337 (EA82).
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<14.03.2019 00:44:10>
ZCZC EA32
WZ 146
ENGLISH CHANNEL. OFF CASQUETS TSS. CHANNEL LIGHT VESSEL, 49-54.46* 002-53.74W, OFF STATION. 
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<14.03.2019 00:43:45>
ZCZC EA53
WZ 262
ENGLAND, SOUTH-WEST COAST. TSS OFF LAND'S END BETWEEN SEVEN STONES AND LONGSHIPS. 
1. UNMANNED FISHING VESSEL, 25M LONG, ADRIFT IN 50-07.23N 005-49.56W AT 130515Z MAR. 
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 160515Z MAR 19.
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<14.03.2019 00:29:25>
ZCZC PB71

NETHERLANDS COASTGUARD

GALE WARNING NR. 71 140026 UTC MAR

ISSUED AT DTG 140015 UTC MAR

DOVER THAMES HUMBER 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 8

GERMAN BIGHT DOGGER FORTIES 

WEST TO SOUTHWEST 7

OTHER DISTRICTS:

NO WARNING

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Plot thickens..
Now I looked hard at updating my VHF system for better range before Investing in other types of comm radio.
I thought the VHF splitter was for the AIS, but it is not: The VHF has a built in AIS and only need 1 coax input.
The splitter, a Shakespeare 4357 is for the FM stereo...duh, my bad.
Question: Does the splitter have any losses “built in”, or same performance as if the antenna cable was a straight run..?
In other words, If I bypass the splitter, would I get more range on my VHF?
The coiled up cable is really for the FM stereo, not critical of course, BUT now that I realize the stereo has an antenna, I could use it for weather in the Bahamas, should be easy to find a list of FM stations in the Bahamas. If I cut the coil out and use a connector, would that boost the FM reception a bit..?
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Plot thickens..
Now I looked hard at updating my VHF system for better range before Investing in other types of comm radio.
I thought the VHF splitter was for the AIS, but it is not: The VHF has a built in AIS and only need 1 coax input.
The splitter, a Shakespeare 4357 is for the FM stereo...duh, my bad.
Question: Does the splitter have any losses “built in”, or same performance as if the antenna cable was a straight run..?
In other words, If I bypass the splitter, would I get more range on my VHF?
The coiled up cable is really for the FM stereo, not critical of course, BUT now that I realize the stereo has an antenna, I could use it for weather in the Bahamas, should be easy to find a list of FM stations in the Bahamas. If I cut the coil out and use a connector, would that boost the FM reception a bit..?
Those splitters definitely have loss. Try removing it and see. Also, the more connectors the greater the chance for corrosion which also causes loss. The connectors themselves are very low loss but corrosion can be an issue.

Also, at higher frequencies coax cable losses are significant. Significant extra cable length will attenuate your signal, both for the marine VHF and for FM broadcast reception.
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Those splitters definitely have loss. Try removing it and see. Also, the more connectors the greater the chance for corrosion which also causes loss. The connectors themselves are very low loss but corrosion can be an issue.

Also, at higher frequencies coax cable losses are significant. Significant extra cable length will attenuate your signal, both for the marine VHF and for FM broadcast reception.
Yes, I could bypass the splitter, but not sure about the cable length, will have to open a few inspection panels and look for coiled up cable: Asked previous owner, he doesn’t recall.
(Picture above is FM cable)
About the only way I can “test” for improvement would be to go back to the same spot in the Bahamas and see if I get US weather with antenna cable going straight to the VHF. Any radio check in Florida would be loud and clear anyways.
Another option is to keep old 8’ whip antenna and splitter for the FM radio, then get a new 8’ 9dB gain antenna for the VHF. (How much difference between 6 and 9dB for max range performance...?)
Decisions, decisions..
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