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					VHF RADIO DISTRESS PROCEDURE
MAYDAY – Imminent threat to life! PAN-PAN – Urgent assistance is required – for this call replace the word MAYDAY for PAN-PAN

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ENSURE THE VHF IS ON CHANNEL 16 AND 25 WATTS/HIGH POWER DEPRESS THE TRANSMIT BUTTON on hand microphone.

MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY (ALL SHIPS, ALL SHIPS, ALL SHIPS (PAN-PAN ONLY)) THIS IS MAYDAY MY POSITION IS NATURE OF DISTRESS Repeat the vessel’s name three times Vessel name spoken once Latitude and Longitude or True bearing and distance from a charted feature e.g. sinking, on fire, etc

I REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD and OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION OVER

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Release the transmit button and wait for acknowledgement. Keep listening on channel 16 for instructions If an acknowledgement is not received repeat the distress call.

Racing Committee / VHF Radio Distress Procedures

Issue 1 / Feb 04


				
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