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Useful contacts

Christchurch Harbour Association  

Access to the harbour is managed by Christchurch Harbour Association, a voluntary organisation responsible for the buoyage in the Harbour and outside its entrance. Contact them on 01202 478 612.  

VHF channels  

Marine-band VHF radio is used by vessels to communicate with radio stations ashore and other vessels. The VHF channels and call signs for services in the Christchurch area include:    

  • Marine Patrol Service - CH8 c/s ‘MIKE PAPPA’ 
  • NCI - CH65 c/s ‘HENGISTBURY HEAD NCI’ 
  • Solent Coastguard - CH16/67 c/s ‘SOLENT COASTGUARD’ 
  • general harbour communications - VHF CH8.