Guard vessel, on channel 16

A guard vessel, in terms of fishing boats, is a fishing boat that stops it’s fishing activity

It is assigned as a stationary guard near an area of the sea where fishing can’t take place, near a wind turbine or an area where work is being carried out.

During this time, it removes all it’s fishing gear.

To be contactable by all vessels, it monitors the Marine VHF safety and emergency channel, 16.