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Re: Recreational Sailboat vs. Tugboat with Barge: Who Has the Right of Way? - See mor

For future reference, for you guys not getting anything on Channel 16 in ports.. While channel 16 is a channel to monitor for traffic and safety/emergency, it is not usually used for in port traffic. Next time try channel 13 as it is a dedicated traffic channel for everyone, bridges included. Also, Vessel Traffic (VTS) is commonly on 5 and/or 12. Also VTS can give you vessel info, local traffic channels(if not 13) , tidal/current status, and vessel traffic in and out. When in port we turn 16 down more so we can pay more attention to 13 as it holds precedence with traffic situations. But if you can and have the ability, monitoring 16 and 13 is best.

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