Originally Posted by boristhebold
Because in our area depending upon the atmospherics if thats the right term you might get some french coastguard or some coastguard from Gurnesy, Jersey or down to west country Devon, Cornwall, lots of Frenchies on the air waves at the moment.
And the problem with that is...? Or do your various entities not talk to each other?
If a vessel is having a problem, you'd want *someone* to know about it. Initial contact could be with anyone in a position to either assist, or relay the message in the right direction.
Calling for someone who no longer exists, or isn't receiving, or is not a position to respond is a waste of time, isn't it?