mayday vhf voice calling - distress
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Grave and Imminent Danger..
If you have a DSC enabled marine radio - see 'how to' tutorial on using the 'red button' before making the voice call
Select channel 16
Mayday Distress call (initial shout for 'Help':
Mayday, Mayday, Mayday
This is _____________________
Mayday Distress Message:
I know you've said it before in the initial distress call, but definitely say it again..
Vessel Name, Callsign, MMSI (if you have one)
My Position is:___________________
Latitude & Longitude OR bearing & distance from a charted object / place
Briefly explain what's wrong i.e. sinking, fire, aground etc
What do you need? i.e. Evacuation, Tow etc - how much time i.e. request immediate assistance
How many people are onboard?
What else do people need to know? Particularly that which may help with the rescue..
OVER is an invitation for someone to reply.
Example Mayday Voice Call:
- Mayday Mayday Mayday
- This is RIB Erebus, Erebus, Erebus
- Callsign Three Romeo Delta Charlie
- MMSI: 232099802
- RIB Erebus
- My Position Is: Five Zero Degrees Two Three Decimal Four Two North, Three Degrees Four Five Decimal Four Six West
- We have a Fire onboard
- Require Immediate assistance
- Four persons onboard
- Evacuating to liferaft
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