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The Search & Rescue Service
Housed a new building on Osprey Quay is our rescue heicopter Whiskey Bravo and her dedicated crew.
Maritime Safety Information Broadcast
The M.S.I. Broadcast, which includes vital weather forecasts and navigation warnings, is recorded in advance of the transmission, and then broadcast at the appropriate times, despite the pressures of casualty-working.
Portland Coastguard transmit their M.S.I. Broadcast at 7.30 then every 3hours UTC
On the following Channels:
CH 84 from the transmitter at Grove on Portland Bill.
CH 23 from the transmitter at Bincleaves, Weymouth.
Channel 86 from the transmitter at Beer Head, Lyme Bay.
Channel 23 from the transmitter at Hengistbury Head, Christchurch.
We would encourage all mariners to listen for our announcement on VHF Ch 16, which will direct you to the appropriate (clearest) VHF Channel.
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