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Old 06-11-2013
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Re: VHF Protocol

This all reminds me that the first info one should give after hailing is their location....

IOW...... Mayday, mayday, mayday, this is the S/V Not Registered, located at XXXXXXXXX.......

Location can be given as lat/long, if you know it, or general location, such as, 5 miles south of Beavertail lighthouse. If you don't know this, knowing your boats registration number isn't going to be useful.

If your transmission died right there, the nature of your mayday isn't as important as your location. The USCG will immediately announce to request all vessels in that vicinity be on the look out. The vessel itself should be displaying an appropriate distress day signal.

Both the name and registration number are ultimately irrelevant.
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