Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic

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Trinity House Ensign.svgUnited Kingdom
Namesake: Sandettie Bank
Operator: Trinity House
Builder: Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée (1947–1948)
Launched: 1949
Out of service: 1989 (previous vessel)
Identification: MMSI number: 992351029
Fate: Museum ship (previous vessel)
General characteristics
Type: Lightvessel
Displacement: 450 tons
Length: 47.5 m (156 ft)
Beam: 7.65 m (25.1 ft)
Draft: 3.5 m (11 ft)
Speed: 6 knots (11 km/h; 6.9 mph)
Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic is located in Southern England
Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic
LocationUnited Kingdom Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates51°09.355′N 1°47.122′E / 51.155917°N 1.785367°E / 51.155917; 1.785367Coordinates: 51°09.355′N 1°47.122′E / 51.155917°N 1.785367°E / 51.155917; 1.785367
Focal height12 m (39 ft)
Range15 nautical mile Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl 5s
Fog signal1 blast of 3 seconds every 30 seconds
RaconT (–)
Managing agentTrinity House

Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic is a lightvessel stationed in the North Sea. It is one of the 22 coastal weather stations whose conditions are reported in the BBC Shipping Forecast.[1]

The vessel is named after her location on the Sandettie Bank, to the north of Calais and east of the Strait of Dover. The ship has no engine and is unmanned. Its lights are powered by solar panels.

According to the French Wikipedia,[unreliable source?] the previous Sandettie lightship was put out of service in 1989 and is now a museum ship moored in Dunkirk harbour museum (fr).[2]

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Observations and Weather


  1. ^ "Sandettie Lightvessel". Trinity House. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Story of light-ship Sandettie". MarMuCommerce. Archived from the original on 1 January 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.