Effective today May 10th 2016 Comox Traffic will be moved to Victoria. A better idea from the Government of Canada. This a further consolidation of Cost Guard Radio Stations. Comox Traffic may still be contacted on Channel 71. For “eyes on” weather in northern Georgia Strait boaters will now have to rely on BC Ferries. Boaters who are hams may consider using the Island Trunk System to provide weather information to other ham boaters in the area. PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO NOTIFICATION REGARDING MMSI NUMBERS
P-0510(2016) COMOX MCTS
Area: VANCOUVER ISLAND
Type: GENERAL TYPE
Activated: 09/May/2016 23:20
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT EFFECTIVE MAY 10 2016 ALL MARINE COMMUNICATIONS AND TRAFFIC SERVICES FOR COMOX WILL BE CONSOLIDATED TO VICTORIA MCTS. THERE MAY BE INTERMITTENT OUTAGES BETWEEN 0800-1400 PDT WHILE COMMUNICATIONS SITES ARE BEING TRANSFERRED TO VICTORIA.
THE MMSI FOR COMOX COAST GUARD RADIO WILL BE DISCONTINUED. VESSELS USING VHF DSC SHOULD NOW USE THE VICTORIA MMSI NUMBER 003160011.
ANY VESSELS OPERATING IN THE COMOX TRAFFIC ZONE WILL REPORT TO VICTORIA TRAFFIC ON CHANNEL 71 AND VICTORIA COAST GUARD ON CHANNEL 16 AND OTHER WORKING CHANNELS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICES ZONE REGULATIONS.