Is the UK the only country that broadcasts a very detailed shipping forecast on its public service radio. Fisher, Dogger, German Bight etc?
- skeptikLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
No, that's fairly typical for countries with a lot of sea-going shipping.
Although it's generally broadcast over local stations, not national.
For instance, this is the link to the info for the port of New York:
- 8 months ago
It can't be. It's not a country.
- Cheese and OnionLv 58 months ago
No. The U.K. is not a country.
- RightmanLv 69 months ago
No, French radio station France Info does the same for their waters
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- Anonymous9 months ago
Probably the only one that broadcasts it on mainstream radio. I doubt Switzerland does one. Even if it means nothing to most listeners it is somehow comforting, along with the sig tune Sailing By.
- hungryjoeLv 69 months ago
No - but it is the oldest national service having been broadcast since 1911
Nowadays it largely provides a check against more sophisticated electronic systems.
It is far from "very detailed" but the very concise, formulaic presentation enables a perfectly adequate synoptic chart to be drawn from it.
- carrieLv 79 months ago
It could be as we are an island and many things are shipped here,