This is the second closure in recent weeks of a Marine Communication and Traffic Service Centre . Please note the change in MMSI number for the Coast Guard.
West Coast Ham nets will continue on the same schedule as last year.
For information on the first closure see a post on this site dated April 22,2015
P-0507(2015) VANCOUVER MCTS
Activated:1617 05 May 2015Cancel Notship(s) P-0504(2015)
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT EFFECTIVE 1000 PDT MAY 06 2015 ALL MARINE COMMUNICATIONS AND TRAFFIC SERVICES PROVIDED FROM VANCOUVER WILL CONSOLIDATE TO VICTORIA MCTS. THE MMSI FOR VANCOUVER COAST GUARD RADIO WILL BE DISCONTINUED. VESSELS USING VHF DSC SHOULD NOW USE THE VICTORIA MMSI NUMBER 003160011. ANY VESSEL OPERATING IN THE VANCOUVER TRAFFIC ZONE WILL REPORT TO VICTORIA TRAFFIC ON VHF CH12, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICES ZONE REGULATIONS.