The Goodwin Sands is a ten mile long sand bank in the English Channel, marked by a combination of the East Goodwin Lightvessel and a number of buoys.
In addition, our Planning Centre in Harwich can monitor and control the lights, fog signals, RACONs, AIS (when operational), engine (where applicable), position monitoring, collision / bilge indications and battery voltages.
All lightvessels report into the Planning Centre every 12 hours or whenever there is a change of state at the station. The Planning Centre can also request an update from the station.
Many vessels have been wrecked upon the sands including the South Goodwin Lightvessel in November 1954.