I BOAT NY HARBOR - COMMUNICATIONS
Primary Use of VHF Channel 13
You should add VHF channel 13, the bridge-to-bridge channel used by commercial vessels in the harbor, to your VHF radio's channel scan or watch. If a commercial vessel (liner, tanker, freighter, tug/barge, ferry, etc.)is trying to communicate with you, channels 13 and/or 16 will be used.
Who do you call when you have an emergency in NY Harbor?
Always call on VHF channel 16, the distress channel, to obtain assistance and to notify nearby vessels of your situation:
SECOND, report the following:
THIRD, you can call the following for further
Engine breakdown, steering loss, line
in prop, collision or sinking: Use the controls in the upper left corner to zoom in or out and to pan around the map. Click on the Shipyard placemarks for more information.
Engine breakdown, steering loss, line in prop, collision or sinking:
Use the controls in the upper left corner to zoom in or out and to pan around the map. Click on the Shipyard placemarks for more information.
Liberty Landing Marina Service Yard 201-333-6755
Liberty Harbor Marina Shipyard 201-386-7500
TowBoatU.S.-City Island 800-391-4869 VHF 16 & 09
Sea Tow 732-872-1835 VHF 79
Immediate danger to life or property: 911
Not an immediate danger to life or property: 311
National Response center: 800-424-8802
NYPD Terrorism Hotline: 888-692-7233 (888-NYC-SAFE)
NJ Maritime Security Initiative: 866-472- 3765 ( 866-4SAFENJ) or click on:
Meeting Other Vessels- under development