Emergencies Afloat

In the event of an emergency whist at sea the following should be used to attract attention or call for help.

Mayday – where there is a risk to life or the vessell and help is required immediately
Transmit at high power on Channel 16

  • Mayday Mayday Mayday
  • This is (repeat name of boat 3 times
  • Mayday (boat name)
  • My position is (give lat and long where known or bearing from a known landmark)
  • Nature of distress
  • Number of people onboard
  • Any other information
  • Over – await response