When placing a Trip Report (TR) please be ready to provide the following:

  • Vessel name
  • Callsign
  • Departure point
  • Destination
  • Number of persons onboard (POB)
  • Estimated time of arrival (ETA)


Make sure you cancel your TR upon completion.  If you anticipate a change in your ETA then you must update your TR.  Marlborough Marine will follow up on overdue vessels - if no contact is made within 30 minutes of missing your ETA the Police will be advised, which will most likely result in a search and rescue operation being initiated.

If any part of your trip takes place outside our area of coverage or hours of operation (0700 - 2200 hours) please log your TR with Maritime Radio on Channel 16 (Note that Maritime Radio may not instigate search and rescue for failure to cancel your TR).

Marlborough Radio appreciates the support of the following:



Rata Foundation

Waves Electrical

Pub Charity

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Met Service


Marlborough Lines

Marlborough District Council

Lion Foundation


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