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.
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.