MAYDAY Procedure


Well... as it says, the Mayday procedure to follow for broadcasting a Mayday!

 


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Inititate transmission (press and keep pressed the Push-to-Talk button)
MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY (three time the word "MAYDAY") 
Call Sign ___________________ (Read Call Sign slowly)
MMSI _____________________ (Read MMSI number slowly)
MAYDAY _____________________ (Name of vessel spoken once)
Call Sign ___________________ (Read Call Sign slowly)
MMSI _____________________ (Read MMSI number slowly)
My position is ______________________ (Read your latitude and longitude or bearing and distance from a charted object)
The nature of distress is __________________ (Sinking, fire, etc.)  
I require immediate assistance
We have _____ persons on board
Any other information – type of vessel, hull color, whether or not there is a life raft, etc.
"Over" (remove finger from transmit button)