Channel Light Vessel Automatic
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Channel lightvessel 23 at Canning Dock
|In service:||25 November 2006|
|Focal height||12 m (39 ft)|
|Range||15 mi (24 km)|
|Fog signal||1 blast of 2 seconds every 20 seconds|
|Managing agent||Trinity House|
Channel Light Vessel Automatic is the name of a lightvessel in the English Channel. It is one of the 22 coastal weather stations whose conditions are automatically reported in the BBC Shipping Forecast. The vessel's position is , approximately 56 km (35 mi) north-northwest of Guernsey.
The light, on a 12 m (39 ft) tower, has a range of about 15 miles, and flashes for .3 seconds every 15 seconds. The fog signal gives a single 2 second blast every 20 seconds. The agile radio beacon transmits the letter "O" in morse code on X band and S band frequencies for nine seconds every thirty seconds.
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