Staff available 24h/24, as well as additional staff in the straits and ports of La Rochelle
Fire fighters from the regional fire and emergency services for the Charente Maritime area
Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer (French Organisation for Sea Rescue)
Civil security helicopter
National navy helicopter at La Rochelle
Any information regarding safety at sea, as well as the regulations, can be found on the website of the Department for Issues concerning the Environment, Energy and the Sea (Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’énergie et de la Mer)
|On a BLU station||Fréquence 2182|
|On an on-board VHF station||Canal 16|
|Digital Selective Calling||Canal 70|
Where possible, please arrange an extra channel in advance and enter into dual stand-by (this system exists on most VHF devices).
In any case, medical consultations performed via radio by the ccMM (Centre de consultation médicale maritime, Medical marine consultation centre) are free of charge and are strictly covered by the obligation of medical confidentiality.
SNSM La Rochelle : 05 46 45 41 87
Harbourmaster’s office : 05 46 44 41 20
VHF : channel 09