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Primary Use of VHF Channel 13

You should add VHF channel 13, the bridge-to-bridge channel used by commercial vessels in the harbor, to your VHF radio's channel scan or watch.  If a commercial vessel (liner, tanker, freighter, tug/barge, ferry, etc.)is trying to communicate with you, channels 13 and/or 16 will be used.

 

Emergencies 

Who do you call when you have an emergency in NY Harbor?

 Always call on VHF channel 16, the distress channel, to obtain assistance and to notify nearby vessels of your situation:

 
   IF LIFE IS IN IMMINENT DANGER  IF LIFE IS NOT IN IMMINENT DANGER
   
 FIRST: "Mayday - Mayday - Mayday"  FIRST: "Pan - Pan - Pan"
 or press the Distress button on your DSC-enabled VHF or handheld  

 SECOND, report the following:

  • Vessel GPS position or position relative to pier number, street or landmark building

  • Your problem - engine breakdown, loss of steering, line in prop, collision, sinking, fire, injury, man overboard or security incident

  • Assistance required

  • Your name

  • Vessel name

  • Vessel description

  • Number of persons on board and assurance that all are wearing their Personal Flotation devices (PFDs)

  • Your intentions

 THIRD, you can call the following for further assistance:

  • Engine breakdown, steering loss, line in prop, collision or sinking:


  • Use the controls in the upper left corner to zoom in or out and to pan around the map. Click on the Shipyard placemarks for more information.

                   Liberty Landing Marina Service Yard          201-333-6755

                    Liberty Harbor Marina Shipyard                 201-386-7500

                    TowBoatU.S.-City Island                            800-391-4869           VHF 16 & 09

                     Sea Tow                                                     732-872-1835           VHF 79

  • Fire: 

             911  

  • Injury: report name, age, sex, symptoms,conscious?,breathing?,pulse?, treatment in progress, medical equipment on board, medical history

            911  

  • Man overboard:

            911  

  • Security: report type of incident

            Immediate danger to life or property:             911  

            Not an immediate danger to life or property:  311

            National Response center:                              800-424-8802

            NYPD Terrorism Hotline:                              888-692-7233 (888-NYC-SAFE)

            NJ Maritime Security Initiative:                     866-472- 3765  ( 866-4SAFENJ) or click on: 

                   

 

 

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