|14||for contacting Port Control only|
|16||initial contact & receiving purposes, and distress ONLY|
|NOT to be used (Pilot / Port working frequencies) 9 12 13 14 16 25 26 27 67 74|
Maritime Safety Information
Radio Weather Bulletins & Navigational Warnings: 10h15 UTC & 18h15 UTC daily.
Transmission on 4375 kHz, 8740 kHz, 13146 kHz and on the following VHF channels:
|Alexander Bay||Pearly Beach||Mazeppa Bay|
|Port Nolloth||Struisbaai||Port St Johns|
|Saldanha Bay||Botha’s Hill||Richards Bay|
|Milnerton||Botha’s Hill||Cape St Lucia|
|Hermanus||East London||Kosi Bay|
The presentation comprises distress or urgency messages when present,
gale warnings when present,
and the latest weather forecasts for the following coastal and adjacent areas:
- Orange River to Cape Agulhas;
- Cape Agulhas to East London;
- East London to Maputo;
- Cape West;
- Cape East;
- Durban East;
- Mozambique Channel.
This is followed with the navigational and NAVAREA warnings in force and the current traffic list.
The combined coastal weather reports, comprising observations taken at various stations around the
South African Coast at 12h00 UTC daily, is combined and presented as one single broadcast at 13h33 UTC.
NAVTEX 518 kHz F1B Medium Range – Navigational warnings & important information to ships.
Cape Town Radio, Port Elizabeth Radio and Durban Radio allocated transmission times.
|Cape Town Radio||00h20||04h20||08h20||12h20||16h20||20h20 UTC|
|Port Elizabeth Radio||01h20||05h20||09h20||13h20||17h20||21h20|
The highlighted UTC time slots = combined coastal weather bulletins & navigational warnings.
SafetyNET- Enhanced Group Calls on SATCOM C
Indian Ocean Region [East of 20°E]
Atlantic Ocean Region East [West of 20°E].
forecasts and other urgent safety related messages
19h40 UTC Weather and NAVAREA warnings
Radio Telephony – Distress and Commercial
VHF – Ch16 – 27 transceiver sites – Alexander to Kosi Bay]
MF – 2182 kHz – six transmitters & 11 receivers around the SA coast
|ITU Channel||Coast station||Ship/Aircraft|
|Simplex||Ch 1253 [12C]||12359||12359|
|Simplex||Ch 1654 [16D]||16537||16537|
Ch421 is used as supplementary call-&-answer when 2182 is being used for distress.
Commercial call-&-answer use: simplex channels, Ch 12 C and Ch 16 D.
Simplex frequencies 4125 kHz, 12290 kHz, 16420 kHz = distress traffic only.
Manual Radio Telephony frequencies used subsequent to making initial contact on the call-&-answer frequencies listed above.
|ITU Channel||Cape Town Radio||Ship / Aircraft|
|403||4071 * AUTOLINK|
|803||8201 * AUTOLINK|
Telkom Maritime Services
ZSC – ZSQ – ZSD – ASMCC
Central control: Milnerton, Cape Town, S33°52.80 E018°30.00
Arrival Procedure for Visiting Yachts:
- ALL VESSELS ARRIVING AT THE RCYC ARE TO IMMEDIATELY CALL IN AT THE RCYC MAIN OFFICE
- A MINIMUM SERVICE FEE OF R250.00 WILL BE CHARGED FOR VESSELS CLEARING FROM THE RCYC.
- Skippers are to sign in with Marina Secretary, Diane Bright, and complete all relevant documents on arrival in RCYC Marina (supplied by office).
Once complete, skipper and all crew (must all carry passports) are to visit the IMMIGRATION OFFICE which is situated at:
BON 1 Building (opposite Table Bay Police Station)
next to the Mission to Seafarers
660 Duncan Road
tel +27 21 421 1007).
OFFICE HOURS 24hrs.
After which, proceed to CUSTOMS (next door to Immigrations in the Transnet Building).
CUSTOMS OFFICE HOURS 07h00 – 22h00 daily.
DEPARTURE CLEARANCE PROCEDURES
- Visitors are required to settle all outstanding balances with the RCYC, then complete a VOYAGE PLAN as well as PORTNET CLEARANCE FORM (supplied by RCYC Office).
- Once completed, three Clearance certificates will be issued for PORTNET, CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION by the RCYC office.
- South African registered vessels require the following:
- i. N.E.P form – obtainable from banks.
- ii. Voyage Plan – to include anticipated route as well as Insurance Certificate.
- Proceed to PORTNET Multipurpose Terminal, situated near the PORTNET TOWER.
- On weekends PORTNET operates from the BON 1 Building, situated behind the Mission to Seafarers (opposite Table Bay Police Station) in Duncan Road.
- Following PORTNET, proceed to next door to IMMIGRATION.
- The last port of call is CUSTOMS CLEARANCE & VAT Refund. To claim VAT, all original invoices are required. For items too large to bring to the office, appointments can be arranged 24hrs in advance wherein a officer will conduct an inspection on board.
- Diesel can be purchased from BLUE BOAT BUNKER POINT, on ELBOW BEND, tel 021 4253548. Monday to Friday, 09h00 – 17h00 & Saturday 09h00 – 12h30, Please note that this is a CASH ONLY operation.
GOOD LUCK, FAIR WINDS AND SAFE SAILING
|Alan Keen||World Sailing International Judge|
|David Hudson (Convenor)||World Sailing International Judge|
|Luke Scott||World Sailing International Judge|
|David Booth||SA Sailing National Judge|