Originally Posted by chall03
I didn't say it seems the same to me. I am aware of the difference between the two. What I was explaining to you is that the actual response here in Australia by SAR in both cases will be to begin the process of a rescue, and to ask craft to divert and render assistance. The assumption being that any PAN PAN could be a MAYDAY until proved otherwise.
That can't be true and makes no sense. Do you are saying that if I Issue a Pan Pan adverting the Australian CG for a serious problem and asking them to follow me for safety reasons (for instance contacting every 6 hours) because I have one of the following situations:
1 - I am making water but I have managed to stop the ingress to acceptable levels and I am trying to make it to port.
2. I have broken my mast, lost the engine, managed to jury rig and I am trying to make it to Port.
Are you saying that face to these circumstances the Australians will divert ships and launch aircrafts and helicopters just in case the Pan Pan turns in a mayday?
That does not makes sense.
As I have said an Epirb launch or a DSC emergency signal is a Mayday and cannot be used on a Pan Pan.