Footer Text: Lorem ipsum dolor DISTRESS PROCEDURE THIS VERSION IS FOR VESSELS  FITTED WITH DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING (DSC) Distress Alerts are to be made only when IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED  DISTRESS PROCEDURE Name of Vessel........................MMSI.........................................Call sign........................................................... DISTRESS CALLLS are to be made only when IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED What you must do: Check that the main battery is switched on Switch on the VHF./DSC Open the cover to the RED distress button Press the RED button once If time permits select DISTRESS TYPE i.e. sinking, fire etc Press and hold the RED button down for 5 seconds Wait for 15 seconds then DEPRESS THE TRANSMIT BUTTON on the hand microphone Speaking SLOWLY and CLEARLY into the microphone SAY: MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY THIS IS  (Repeat the name of the vessel three times) MMSI (see above) MAYDAY (Name of vessel spoken once) MY POSITION IS  ( Latitude and longitude or True bearing and distance from a charted feature) NATURE OF THE DISTRESS  (e.g. sinking, on fire etc) I REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ASSISTACE NUMBER OF PERSONS ON BOARD AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION OVER Release the transmit button and wait for an acknowledgement Keep listening on Ch 16 for instructions If an acknowledgement is not received repeat the voice distress call and message