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  • Public Notice
5th March 2020
Marine Safety Notice
Locally available 24/7 Adelaide Monitored VHF Marine Emergency Radio Service is on Ch 16 and on supplementary CH 67, via equipment on Government Radio Network towers at Elliston and Streaky Bay's Gibson Peninsula and is well receivable within Streaky Bay.  However in some areas both inside and outside of some of the other bays, that signal can be marginal due to terrain shadowing.

Daylight Hours Local VHF Marine Radio Services:
The call signs are WMR Baird Bay, WMR Haslam and SES Streaky Bay these are manned by SES members.  Call sign VMR Streaky Bay is a non SES operation from Killas Service Station, Wells Street - manned during business hours.

Local Services Provided:
Locally operated stations primarily monitor for  general calls and the hours are usually 8.00am to 5.30pm varying to 8.30pm.  Some stations can provide you with a signal check, but they do not normally offer a regular voyage booking/tracking service unless that is agreed by prior arrangement.  They also can be used for emergency calls and will monitor emergency calls.

Local Streaky Bay UHF CB Repeater is CH7 and can often be used for all types of emergencies during long term blackouts to Streaky Bay area mobile phone services.  Radius is approx 35kms from Streaky Bay.

***FOR "ON WATER" DISTRESS USE, VHS MARINE RADIO CH16/67 call MAYDAY MAYDAY X 3 for LIFE-THREATING SITUATIONS, call PAN PAN X 3 for URGENT ASSISTANCE EG: MAN OVER BOARD (MOB) AND/OR PHONE 000***

This notice authorised in February 2020 by:

Trevlyn Smith ESM
Unit Manager
SES Streaky Bay
Duty Unit Phone: 0409 652 190
Email: Trevlyn.Smith@sasesvolunteer.org.au