The LV18 in Harwich Harbour is firmly established as a radio ship, and has been broadcasting since 1999.

2017 is an important year for the LV18, and for Pirate/Free Radio in the UK. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act which, apart from Radio Caroline, ended the reign of the pirates in 1967.

To mark and remember that year, the LV18 will again be the home of Pirate BBC Essex! This broadcast will be 12-14 August, culminating with a unique link up with Radio Caroline.

We will also have our annual Radio Mi Amigo broadcast, coming this year between 21 & 30 July – just before Pirate BBC Essex!

We may be test streaming – check here