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How to radio in
It is mandatory for all vessels to change to Channel 14 VHF at 1 mile from the breakwater entrance until berthed or vice versa. This is the port’s working frequency.
All vessels must also contact the port prior to entry for conditions by phoning 03 788 8086 (24hrs).
It is a requirement of Westport Harbour’s Navigation and Safety Bylaws that all vessels contact the Port before attempting to cross the Buller River bar.
- Prior to approaching the bar an "ALL SHIPS CALL" must be made.
- Only one vessel at a time can cross the bar.
- When leaving the lagoon an "ALL SHIPS CALL" must be made.
For more information on crossing the bar click here.