I attended a talk given by Bristol VTS and he explained/asked why people felt the need to call in and say exactly what the previous boat had just said?
Originally Posted by RobF
Not long after Portishead marina opened they were getting a call from every boat leaving the lock advising VTS that they were leaving the lock, you can imagine their frustation.
We call them when entering the Avon inbound for Bristol as they will advise the Bristol Dock Master we are on our way in, we also let them know when we are leaving the Avon as they have sometines asked small boats to hold station in the river until a large ship leaving avonmouth Docks has got out of the way.
Of course, as previously pointed out, if another boat has called in we do not repeat the message.
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