Coast Guard Sector San Francisco


Vessel Traffic Service San Francisco

Union Pacific Railroad Bridge

Communications Examples


Precise communications are critical for a safe and efficient transit underneath the drawbridge span. Use these examples for practice talking to the drawbridge.  

Radio Channel

The UP Railroad Bridge tender listens on VHF FM Channel 13.

Approaching for a Lift

In these examples, the vessels are approaching the from west to east. They intend to transit through UP Railroad Bridge lift span.  

 Type of Vessel Advance Call Lift Request Cancel Lift Request
Deep-draft & Piloted Ship   Listen Listen Listen
Towing vessel  Listen Listen Listen
Recreational vessel  Listen Listen Listen