CRSs (Coast Radio Stations) are a maritime radio stations situated on shore which monitor radio distress frequencies, coordinate the radio traffic and relays ship-to-ship and ship-to-land communications. Most of them have also remotely controlled stations (they are just transmitters/receivers) that enable them to increase coastal waters areas within continuous VHF DSC coverage (GMDSS Sea Area A1).

CRSs may have the direction finding equipment to localizate a ship or give her information about her actual position based on VHF radio signal.

Some of CRSs are categorised as MRCCs (Maritime Rescue and Coordination Centres) or MRSCs (Maritime Rescue Sub Centres) and are also organising all SAR (Search And Rescue) activities.

Some of CRSs are categorised also as NAVTEX CRSs as they are transmitting also MSI (Maritime Safety Information, that are navigational warnings, meteorological warnings and forecasts, urgent and distress priority messages) within NAVTEX information system.

The following map includes all CRSs on British Isles and North West Europe. To each CRS represented with a black dot is added its MMSI number. Black lines are representing links to remotely controlled CRSs. Coastal waters areas within continuous VHF DSC coverage from a CRSs are red coloured (GMDSS Sea Area A1).

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Last modified: Saturday, 25 April 2020, 7:50 PM