What TsunamiSafe means for you
Ports & Commercial Shipping
Did you know that even if you are at sea, there may still be a potential risk in the event a Tsunami Warning is issued. Below are some tips to remember when at sea, and a Tsunami Warning is current.
Marine Rescue NSW will be authorised to disseminate warnings to commercial shipping and Ports in the event of a Tsunami Warning being issued.
You may be in an area where an official warning will not be available, so you should be aware of the natural warning signs that a tsunami is approaching.
- You may see the ocean drop. As tsunami approach the shoreline, the sea level may, but not always recede or drop dramatically before returning as a fast moving series of waves.
- You may hear an unusual roaring sound from the ocean before the arrival of a tsunami.
Actions to take when a Tsunami Warning is issued
- Boats in harbours, estuaries and in shallow coastal water should return to shore. Secure your boat and move away from the waterfront
- Vessels already at sea should stay offshore in deep water until further advised
- Check that other shipping have received this advice
- Keep listening to your local radio station and emergency broadcast channels for updates and advice
For more advice on what to do when a Tsunami Warning is issued, click here
Know who to call
Radio for help on
- Channel 16 on VHF (distress and calling channel)
- Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) on a 27 MHz radio
Or for information on Marine Rescue, call their office on (02) 8071 4848
The NSW SES is another point of contact, call us on 132 500