This is Radio Mi Amigo from the LV18 in Harwich Harbour. 


On Friday 2nd February 2024, a fire engulfed the stern of the LV18 lightship but almost the entire ship suffered smoke damage. Essex Police are investigating this as alleged arson.

Steps will be taken to clean and restore the LV18 once we have the go-ahead from insurers and the other professionals.

Radio Mi Amigo returned to the air from a temporary studio at 3pm Saturday 17th February 2024, 15 days after going off-air.

For further updates please visit the ship’s main site (NB link is not https so a security warning may be shown)

Donations are being sought to support the full restoration. https://www.gofundme.com/f/lv18-restoration-fund


This is Radio Mi Amigo from the LV18 in Harwich Harbour. 

For further station information please visit the Mi Amigo page. Click the button above!

Our Launch Press Release:
Radio Mi Amigo, from the historic Lightvessel LV18 on Harwich Quay, is returning to the air on Christmas Eve and will continue on a permanent basis through the New Year. The station will be bringing the sounds and spirit of the original radio pirates back to their roots of Harwich.
Returning to the floating newly-installed studios are Garry Lee, Neon Nancy (pictured), Chris Cooper and the Reverend Rabbit as well as many new DJs who are broadcasting in support of the Pharos Trust charity, which owns the LV18.
Tony O’Neil, Chairman of the Pharos Trust, said he was excited to bring a nostalgic ‘retro’ sound to Harwich once again and appreciated all who were giving their time and expertise towards the project.
Neon Nancy