Coastguard Hawke's Bay


General Radio and Emergency Call Procedures

 

General calling procedures:

Name of station you are calling 
"Coastguard Radio, Coastguard Radio, Coastguard Radio"

Your vessel name and call sign 
"This is (your vessel name and call sign), (your vessel name and call sign), (your vessel name and call sign),"

Called station will respond 
"(your boat name), this is Coastguard Radio, go ahead please"
If you are calling another vessel, at this point the called station will nominate a ship to ship channel, to which both parties will move, and re-establish communication.

 

Radio Emergency Calling:

Use only if in grave or imminent danger

Make an emergency announcement using VHF Channel 16 or SSB 2182, 4125, 6215, 8291 "MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY" 
"THIS IS (name of vessel & call sign)" 3 TIMES 
"MAYDAY (name of vessel & call sign)"

Detail specific information about your position and situation 
Give vessel's position in degrees & minutes of latitude and longitude or bearings & distance relative to a well-known geographical feature

Explain nature of distress & the kind of assistance required

Provide any other information which may assist rescuers – numbers of persons on board, description of vessel, life-raft, EPIRB

Upcoming Events

Boat Checks 2019/20

Hawke’s Bay Volunteer Coastguard will be conducting annual boat checks at venues and dates as below:

HBSFC
- Sat 28th/Sun 29th Sept 0800-1200 hrs
- Sat 5th/Sun 6th Oct 0800-1200 hrs
NB - Please note that HBSFC check point will be on the concrete wharf area adjacent to the weigh shed.
HBSFC Opening Day is Saturday 12th Oct

Clifton Marine
- Sun 6th October 1300-1500 hrs
- Sun 13th October 0830-1100 hrs
Clifton Marine Opening Day is 19th Oct

To enter Hawke’s Bay Sports Fishing Club and Clifton Marine Club competitions, all boats must comply and meet standards outlined in the boating checklist.

Inspections available at
Coastguard Headquarters, 704 Meeanee Quay, Westshore: Wednesday evenings: 1700-1900hrs

For moored boats 
Please contact Peter Boshier 0274 427 805

Sponsors & Supporters

Bayleys - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay Napier Port - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay
The Southern Trust - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay The Lion Foundation - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay
Eastern & Central Community Trust - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay Hastings District Council - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay
Napier City Council - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay 
Infinity Foundation - Sponsor of Coastguard Hawke's Bay  

Coastguard Hawke's Bay

Coastguard Hawke's Bay Operations & Education Centre:
704 Meeanee Quay, Napier 4110, NZ.  Phone: 06 834 1345  Email: info@hawkesbaycoastguard.co.nz   www.hawkesbaycoastguard.co.nz