VHF Communication

Vessels need to use the appropriate VHF channels when reporting to the relevant shore stations.

The communication channels listed here are for:
MPA and other agencies;
Pilotage, tug and waterboat services
Oil terminals

All vessels should use the appropriate VHF channels when reporting to the relevant shore stations.

Communication channels for MPA and other agencies

VHF Channels for navigational reporting

Stations Channel Frequency (MHZ) Usage
VTIS East 10 156.500

1.       Reporting confirmation of arrival by vessels when abeam of:

  • Horsburgh,
  • Karang Galang Light,
  • and Eastern Buoy

2.       Reporting and listening by vessels in Sector 9, STRAITREP operational area(area between Long. 104°02.1'E and 104°23.0'E).

3.       Providing traffic information in Singapore Strait.

 

VTIS Central 14 156.700

1.       Reporting and listening by vessels in Sector 8, STRAITREP operational area  (area between Long. 103°44.5'E and 104°02.1'E).

2.       Providing traffic information in Singapore Strait.

VTIS West 73 156.675

1.       Reporting confirmation of arrival by vessels when abeam:

  • Pulau Iyu Kechil
  • Pulau Jangkat Beacon

2.       Reporting and listening by vessels in Sector 7, STRAITREP operational area (area  between the line joining Tg Piai and Pulau Karimun Kecil and Long. 103°44.5'E).

3.       Providing traffic information in Singapore Strait.

East Control 12 156.600

1.       Reporting by vessels moving in the port area east of Long 103°51.2'E. All vessels within this area should maintain a listening watch on this channel.

2.       Requesting clearance by vessels before moving into the East Sector.

3.       Reporting arrival and anchored positions by vessels in East Sector.

4.       Providing port traffic information.

Keppel Control 18 156.900161.500 1.       Requesting for clearance by vessels to enter, move within, or leave Keppel Sector.
CruiseBay Control 05 156.250160.850 1.       Requesting for clearance by vessels to enter, move within, or leave Cruise Bay Sector.
Cyrene Control 25 157.250161.850

1.       Requesting for clearance by vessels before moving into the East and West Jurong Sector.

2.       Reporting arrival and anchored position by vessels in East and West Jurong Strait Sector.

Sinki Control 68 156.425 1.       Reporting by vessels when underway in the Sinki Sector. All vessels within this area should maintain a listening watch on this channel.
Jurong Control 22 157.100161.700

1.       Requesting for clearance by vessels before moving within West Jurong and West Johor Sectors.

2.       Reporting arrival and anchored position by vessels in West Jurong and West Johor Strait Sectors.

West Control 68 156.425

1.       Reporting by vessels when underway in the port area west of Long 103°51.2'E. All vessels within this area should maintain a listening watch on this channel.

2.       Providing port traffic information.

Sembawang Control 21 157.050161.650

1.       Requesting for clearance by vessels before moving within the East Johor Strait Sector.

2.       Reporting arrival and anchored position by vessels in the East Johor Strait Sector.

 

VHF channels for safety and emergencies

Stations Channel Frequency (MHZ) Usage
Singapore Port Operations Control 1607 156.800156.450

1.       Communicating distress, urgency and safety matters.

2.       Broadcasting maritime safety information such as navigational and meteorological warnings and other urgent safety related messages.

Port Safety Marine 07 156.350160.950 1.       Co-ordinating marine emergencies by MPA.
Police Coast Guard 07 156.350160.950 1.       Requesting for assistance from Police Coast Guard.
Hydrographic Department 13 156.650 1.       Navigation aids and Hydrographic survey activities.
Maritime Security 26 157.300161.900 1.       Security matters.

 

VHF channels for immigration/port health clearance

Stations Channel Frequency (MHZ) Usage
Port Health/ Immigration 74 156.700 1.       Requesting for Port Health or Immigration clearance.

Communication channels for pilotage, towage and waterboats services

 

VHF channels for pilotage, tug and waterboats services

Stations Channel Frequency (MHZ) Usage
Singapore Pilots 20 157.000161.600 1.       Requesting for pilotage service and pilotage information.
Tug Deployment/ Waterboats 61 156.075160.675 1.       Requesting for tug service, and supply of water to vessels at anchor.

 

VHF channels for oil terminals

Stations Channel Frequency (MHZ) Usage
Bukom Operations 19 156.950161.550 1.       Requesting for information for vessels berthing/unberthing at Pulau Bukom and Shell SBM.
Pulau Ayer Chawan Operations 05 156.250160.850 1.       Requesting for information for vessels berthing/unberthing at Pulau Ayer Chawan and VLCC berths.
Singapore  Refinery Centre 05 156.250         
160.850
1.       Requesting for information for vessels berthing/unberthing at Pulau Merlimau.