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Safety lessons: using Digital Selective Calling if your vessel is in trouble

A safety message to the fishing industry and recreational craft users explaining how to use Digital Selective Calling (DSC) to transmit a mayday.


MAIB safety flyer issued January 2014

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Summary of the sinking of fishing vessel Achieve and how a delayed rescue, due to the lack of understanding of the DSC function in transmitting a mayday, resulted in a fatality.

The information has been prepared for:

  • fishing industry
  • recreational craft users

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 10 January 2014