Urgent Information to Masters of Weather Reporting Vessels
Effective on 1 March 2007, the Perth LES ID 22 will change to ID 12 (Station 12). After this date, ships operating in the Australian region must use POR 212 or IOR 312 to lodge their weather reports. It is further requested that all ships operating in the Australian Region use Special Access Code 1241 (SAC 1241) when lodging their weather reports to POR 212 or IOR 312. The use of SAC 1241 remains a free service to ships and will ensure the weather reports are diverted to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology rather than relayed to Burum in the Netherlands.
It is recommended that all ships operating in the Australian region commence sending their weather reports to IOR 312 or POR 212 using SAC 1241 immediately. All ships should continue using SAC 41 when lodging their weather reports to any other LES.