Boating NZ - - Industry Insight -

THERE IS EX­CEL­LENT mo­bile phone and 3G cov­er­age all the way up the coast. We also use the VHF to make a trip re­port to Mar­itime New Zealand as we de­part Lyt­tel­ton Heads and we call again to ad­vise our safe ar­rival through Tory Chan­nel and up­date them on our po­si­tion as we pass Kaik­oura Penin­sula. They want to know the de­par­ture point and des­ti­na­tion, the num­ber of peo­ple on­board and the es­ti­mated time of ar­rival. They might also ask what course we are steer­ing, the cur­rent lat­i­tude and lon­gi­tude, and speed, so it is im­por­tant to have all that in­for­ma­tion at hand be­fore we call them up on Chan­nel 16.

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