When in distress, distress calls are always transmitted by pressing the dedicated
key. The distress calls transmit your own MMSI, ships position, time of the position, and the
nature of distress.
Do not test the distress call.
Doing so may inconvenience local shipping and rescue centers.
When sending a distress call, follow the instructions of the ship's captain or
officer in charge.
If a false distress call is transmitted accidentally, follow the instructions
1. Press the
2. Report the false distress call to a nearby RCC (Rescue Coordination
(In Japan, inform the nearest Japan Coast Guard.)
Information to be reported:
3. Report the false distress call to nearby ships using 2182.0 kHz or another
4. If any acknowledgements to the distress call are received, inform the
Quick distress calls
The following describes the procedure to send a distress call immediately without using menus.
In this case, the nature of distress in the message will be sent as "Undesignated" by default.
Further, if no information for the position and the time of position obtained within 23.5 hours, this
information will be composed automatically.
commands on screen) and terminate the transmission of the distress call.
The date/time, location, and reason why the false distress call was
transmitted. Also report the ship's name, type, nationality, ID number as
well as the unit model name and manufacture number/date, if possible.
frequency for distress and safety purposes on the radiotelephone.
ships of the false distress call.
key on the controller (when appropriate, follow the