Transmit this "mayday" VHF
to indicate your vessel or a person is in distress and requires immediate
MAYDAY. MAYDAY. MAYDAY. THIS IS
[fill in vessel name & callsign]
WE ARE A [POWER / SAIL] BOAT
_____ [FEET / METRES] LONG
HULL COLOUR: _______ WITH _______________
OUR POSITION IS:
[GPS or Buoy no.]
THE PROBLEM IS:
[Describe what happened.]
[Describe the assistance you require.]
THERE ARE # ______ PEOPLE ON BOARD.
THEY ARE [ OK / INJURED / UNCONCIOUS / OVERBOARD ]
Release the button and listen for a reply.
Repeat every 60 seconds until you get an answer.
Cell phone: Dial *16 on a mobile phone to contact the Canadian Coast Guard. (Not all phones have this service.)
RadioMedical Marine Telephone Service:
Call an MCTS Centre (Marine Communication and Traffic Services) to request connection to a doctor for medical advice.