Sunday afternoon, 24th June – After listening to the weather check from Holyhead coast guard and switching back to channel 16, I found it to be repeatedly blocked by what sounded like a pleasure craft, with a couple of adults and a number of children on board cruising and possibly towing a skier. I suspect that someone was leaning on the transmit button or perhaps the microphone was jammed on a seat.
Of course there was no malice in this action and it does happen from time to time but it is a situation anyone with a radio aboard should be wary of. Below is a link to an article on such instances with a few recommended lessons for marine radio users. Worth a quick look.