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Anonymous asked in News & EventsMedia & Journalism · 9 months ago

Is the UK the only country that broadcasts a very detailed shipping forecast on its public service radio. Fisher, Dogger, German Bight etc?

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  • 9 months ago
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    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:

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  • 8 months ago

    It can't be. It's not a country.

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  • 8 months ago

    No. The U.K. is not a country.

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  • 9 months ago

    No, French radio station France Info does the same for their waters

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  • Anonymous
    9 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. 

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  • 9 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.

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  • carrie
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    It could be as we are an island and many things are shipped here,

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