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A) PROCEDURE OF TRANSMISSION

1)      Two-Tone alarm (If have sufficient time) - Awaiting about 1 minute

2)      Distress call containing following:

a)      Word "MAYDAY" (3 times)

b)      "This is" or "De"

c)      Name and Call Sign of vessel at danger (3 times) and afterwards fallows:

3)      Distress Message containing:

a)   Word "MAYDAY"

b)      Name and Call Sign of vessel at danger

c)      Time GMT

d)     Accurate ship's position separating degrees from minutes.

e)      Nature of danger

f)       Kind of requiring help

g)      Any further information if exist

h)      Signature

 

 

Example:

 

MAYDAY - MAYDAY - MAYDAY

THIS IS M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT -

M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT

MAYDAY - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - AT 1100 GMT IN POSITION LATITUDE 35 DEGREES 20 MINUTES NORTH - LONGITUDE 045 DEGREES 15 MINUTES WEST - FIRE IN ENGINE-ROOM - REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE - THERE IS NORTH CURRENT 5 KNOTS - MASTER

 

 

 

 

B)  CONFIRMATION OF RECEPTION DISTRESS SIGNAL

      a)   "MAYDAY"

b)      Name and Call Sign of vessel at danger (3 times)

c)      "This is" or "De"

d)     Name and Call Sign of vessel confirming (3 times)

e)      The words "Receiving Mayday" or "Romeo Romeo Romeo Mayday"

f)       Please standby

 

 

Example:

 

MAYDAY - M/T SFIGKA SXRT - M/T SFIGKA SXRT - M/T SFIGKA SXRT

THIS IS M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - ROMEO ROMEO ROMEO MAYDAY

PLEASE STANDBY

C)  RELAY DISTRESS SIGNAL

      a)   "MAYDAY RELAY" (3 times)

b)      "This is" or "De"

c)      Name and Call Sign of vessel relaying (3 times)

d)     Time at GMT and frequency where distress message received

e)      The words "Following Received" or "I heard following"

f)       Distress message as transmitted by the vessel in danger

 

Note: In case of doubt of distress message we prefix the word "Doubtful" e.g. This is doubtful M/V SKY

 

 

Example:

 

MAYDAY RELAY - MAYDAY RELAY - MAYDAY RELAY - THIS IS M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT -

AT 1145 GMT AT 2182KHZ FOLLOWING RECEIVED - MAYDAY M/T SKY YKNR AT 1100 GMT IN POSITION LATITUDE 35 DEGREES 20 MINUTES NORTH - LONGITUDE 045 DEGREES 15 MINUTES WEST - FIRE IN ENGINE-ROOM - REQUIRED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE - THERE IS NORTH CURRENT 5 KNOTS - MASTER

 

 

 

 

URGENT SIGNAL

 

 

 

A)  SHIP'S SAFETY

     

      Procedure:

      a)   The word "PAN - PAN" (3 times)

b)      "To all stations" (3 times)

c)      "This is" or "De"

d)     Name and Call Sign of vessel calling (3 times)

e)      Urgent message

 

 

Example:

 

PAN PAN - PAN PAN - PAN PAN -TO ALL STATIONS - TO ALL STATIONS - TO ALL STATIONS - THIS IS M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - FIRE IN ENGINE-ROOM - CONTROLLABLE - MASTER


B)  MAN OVERBOARD

 

      Procedure:

      a)   Two-Tone alarm (If have sufficient time) - Awaiting about 1 minute

b)      The word "PAN - PAN" (3 times)

c)      "To all stations" (3 times)

d)     "Manoverboard" (3 times)

e)      "This is" or "De"

f)       Name and Call Sign of calling vessel (3 times)

 

Example:

 

PAN PAN - PAN PAN - PAN PAN - TO ALL STATIONS - TO ALL STATIONS - TO ALL STATIONS - MANOVERBOARD - MANOVERBOARD - MANOVERBOARD -

THIS IS M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT

 

PAN PAN - THIS IS M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - MANOVERBOARD IN POSITION LATITUDE 25 DEGREES 10 MINUTES NORTH - LONGITUDE 025 DEGREES 20 MINUTES EAST AT 2200 HRS UTC - VESSELS IN VICINITY PLEASE KEEP SHARP LOOKOUT - MASTER

 

 

 

 

C) PATIENT PERSON

 

      Procedure:

      a)   The words "PAN MEDICO" (3 times)

b)      "To all stations" (3 times)

c)      "This is" or "De"

d)     Name and Call Sign of calling vessel (3 times)

e)      Message

 

 

Example:

 

PAN MEDICO - PAN MEDICO - PAN MEDICO - TO ALL STATIONS - TO ALL STATIONS - TO ALL STATIONS - THIS IS M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT

PAN MEDICO - THIS IS M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - TIME 0800 HRS UTC - IN POSITION LATITUDE 25 DEGREES 10 MINUTES NORTH - LONGITUDE 025 DEGREES 20 MINUTES EAST - THERE IS A PERSON WITH STOMACH BLEEDING - VESSELS IN VICINITY WITH DOCTOR PLEASE CONTACT US IN CH.13 - MASTER


URGENT SIGNAL

 

 

      Procedure:

      a)   The word "SECURITE" (3 times)

b)      "To all stations" (3 times)

c)      "This is" or "De"

d)     Name and Call Sign of calling vessel (3 times)

e)      Brief details of message (e.g. derelict mine)

f)       Working channel (e.g. Ch. 13)

     

      Follows afterwards the message in the working channel that we selected:

      a)   "SECURITE" (3 times)

b)      "To all stations" (3 times)

c)      "This is" or "De"

d)     Name and Call Sign of calling vessel (3 times)

e)      Position, Time in GMT, Nature of message

f)       Signature

 

Example:

 

SECURITE - SECURITE - SECURITE - TO ALL STATIONS - TO ALL STATIONS - TO ALL STATIONS - THIS IS M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - THERE IS A DERELICT MINE IN THE AREA - GO TO CHANNEL 13

 

 

On Ch. 13   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

SECURITE - SECURITE - SECURITE - TO ALL STATIONS - TO ALL STATIONS - TO ALL STATIONS - THIS IS M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - M/T ASTRO CENTAURUS SXOT - IN POSITION 25 DEGREES 15 MINUTE NORTH - 055 DEGREES 30 MINUTES EAST - AT 2200 HRS UTC - THERE WAS A DERELICT MINE - MASTER

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