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Republic of Cyprus
Emergency VHF Radio Call Procedure

    CHECK THAT RADIO IS SWITCHED ON.

    SELECT CHANNEL 16.

    PRESS THE TRANSMIT BUTTON ON THE HANDSET AND SAY LOUD & SLOWLY:

    1. MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY

    2. THIS IS ... (YACHT NAME - repeat 3 times) - MAYDAY ... (YACHT NAME AND CALL SIGN).

    3. MY POSITION IS ……. LATITUDE AND ……. LONGITUDE, OR A TRUE BEARING AND DISTANCE FROM A KNOWN POINT (e.g. Bearing Cape Gata at 20°, distance 2 ΝΜ etc).

    4. STATE THE NATURE OF DISTRESS

    5. I REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE

    6. REPORT NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON BOARD

    7. OVER

    8. RELEASE TRANSMIT BUTTON

    9. LISTEN ON CHANNEL 16. IF YOU HEAR NOTHING REPEAT THE CALL
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