Passage Guardian

A global (free of charge) safety service for recreational cruising yachts conducting ocean passages.

I've got your back from the moment you leave the dock. Any ocean, any passage, any time!

How it Works

Passage Guardian Benefits

  • Rescue Coordination Centre Notification

    Where there is clear evidence you are in trouble or are likely to be in trouble soon.

  • Check Your Awareness

    Alert you to heavy weather ahead, particularly when approaching the coast.

  • If Single Handed

    Alert you to shipping expected to cross your track overnight, and the existence of vessels engaged in fishing.

  • When your workload is high

    I can take care of communications with customs, weather routers, rally organisers, and anybody else ashore you need me to keep in the loop.

  • When You Are Stressed

    I am an experienced, calm and friendly voice on the end of a satellite phone to help you through challenging situations.

  • HF Radio Check In

    Optional daily check in for vessels in the Pacific and Southern Oceans, Tasman and Coral Seas. Popular with solo circumnavigators!

HF / SSB Coast Station

Check into my maritime coast station PASSAGE GUARDIAN RADIO ZMH292 from almost anywhere in the Pacific Ocean, Tasman and Coral Sea areas.

Watch Schedule

You Can Help!

Passage Guardian is a free of charge service funded by sponsors and myself.

If you would like to help others stay safe at sea, your donation is very much appreciated.



"I have used Peter's services whilst sailing in the South Pacific since 2016. Both as a private user and as a Rally Organiser with Island Cruising NZ, Peter has provided SSB radio skeds, satellite cover, communications with land based people, email support and safety guidance to vessels in need of some assistance. He always does exactly what he says he will in a timely and efficient fashion. I recommend his services to anyone intending to venture off shore. He most certainly will have your back."

Nigel Richards - SV VAREKAI

I've Got You Plotted

Gold sponsor has written a blog post about Passage Guardian!


Ready To Leave The Dock?

Great, simply file a float plan to activate Passage Guardian.

File Float Plan