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Re: Rallies Gone Wrong

Originally Posted by jameswilson29 View Post
At least the Maydays can be issued on the VHF radio, instead of using the EPIRB...
If you have a Mayday you should use all means to your disposal to alert SAR. On a Pan Pan you cannot use an Epirp or an automatic emergency VHS signal.

The question with some boats in this Rally is not that but to know if they had a Pan Pan situation or a Mayday, even if they started a Mayday.

These has been discarded at some as not important but on the courses I have taken for getting the different licences this as all safety issues are regarded as fundamental.

On the examination test you can fail a percentage of questions but you cannot fail any safety question.

I am sure that nobody walks out with a licence, even an intermediate one without knowing what is the difference between a Pan Pan and a Mayday or in what situations one can start a Mayday.



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