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Title: VTS in non-uk ports?
Post by: eclaire on July 13, 2017, 02:07:20 pm
Hi, when in Rotterdam I read that the VTS communications are in English, but all the ones I heard were in Dutch. What do they usually use in non UK ports on VTS? thanks


Title: Re: VTS in non-uk ports?
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on July 13, 2017, 02:33:36 pm
Local language is used for some local vessels (like inland) or between VTS and pilotage service, but generally English language is for all others as according the IMO regulations.


Title: Re: VTS in non-uk ports?
Post by: eclaire on July 13, 2017, 04:29:45 pm
Thankyou Dmitry -I wonder why I couldnt hear any English then - we were on Hook Van Holland so right at the entrance. 


Title: Re: VTS in non-uk ports?
Post by: Dmitry Rostopshin on July 13, 2017, 10:31:30 pm
Maybe you were on some inland VTS VHF channel - they use same frequencies...