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Distress Calls
Type Priority Purpose
May Day 1st Boat in distress : fire, sinking, under attack
Pan Pan 2nd Medical emergency, man overboard
Securité 3rd Safety or security allert message

Radio Distress call
Distress signal (3x) MAYDAY   MAYDAY   MAYDAY
Words "this is" THIS IS
Station calling (3x) TBC234   TBC234   TBC 234
Distress message
Distress signal MAYDAY
Name/call sign TBC234
Position Vicinity of Buoy 6
Nature of distress Turned over after heavy swell
Other information 5 m dinghy, white hull, 2 adults on board