Transmit this "mayday" VHF call
to indicate your vessel or a person is in distress and require
MAYDAY. MAYDAY. MAYDAY. THIS IS
[VESSEL NAME & CALLSIGN repeated 3 times]
OUR POSITION IS:
[near geographical feature, Buoy number, GPS coordinates]
THE NATURE OF OUR DISTRESS IS ...
[man overboard, boat sinking, boat on fire ...]
THE BOAT IS A [POWER / SAIL] BOAT ...
[description of boat]
THERE ARE # ______ PEOPLE ON BOARD.
[ OK / INJURED / UNCONCIOUS / OVERBOARD / MISSING ]
OUR INTENTION IS TO
[ ABANDON THE VESSEL IN A DINGY / STAY ON BOARD ]
______________________ [VESSEL NAME] - OVER.
Release the button and listen for a reply.
Repeat every 60 seconds until you get an answer.
Contact MCTS Centre (where available): MF 2182 kHz; HF 4125 kHz; *16 on mobile.
Call to request connection to RadioMedical Marine Telephone Service for medical advice.