Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Guangzhou Coast Radio Station coverage expands to Huangyan Islands

GUANGZHOU, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Coast Radio Station in south China's Guangdong Province launched a trial service to deliver maritime information that covers Xisha Islands, Zhongsha Islands and Huangyan Islands on Sunday.

According to the Navigation Guarantee Center of South China Sea, which is affiliated with the country's Ministry of Transport, the station will broadcast navigational and meteorological warnings and forecasts in English six times a day, with a radio coverage of around 500 sea miles.

As one of the five Navtex radio stations in China, the Guangzhou Coast Radio Station is in charge of broadcasting maritime safety information to waters that include the areas south of the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea.

Navtex (Navigational Telex) is an international automated system for distributing navigational warnings, weather forecasts and rescue notices to ships. It is also a component of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System.

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