pon pon is a notice from the USCG of a boat with trouble, or a person in the water. It's a notice to all boaters to help if they can.firefgtr said:I hear this on channel #16 Buffalo N.Y. Coast Guard once and awhile, I assume they are for emergency broadcasts. Just wondering what the diffrence is between them are.
Yes Thank-you sir. I monitor channel #16 since our fire dept which iam a member of also responds to marine calls on the upper niagara river with the USGChill said:Listed below is the definition of the Pan-Pan as used by the USCG on VHF-FM marine radio. It is nice to see the opening on the Marine Forum on this site. I will checking this forum daily, since a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Hope this info helps you out.
Definition: The term used to signify an urgent communication; the second highest priority transmission.
Pronunciation: [pon-pon ] • (noun)
Sector Lake Michigan (former Group Milwaukee) has also been using that for general safety announcements regarding various marine activities in and around the Milwaukee Harbor (i.e. Summfest)CapnJon said:Security is used by freighters and other boats leaving a dock, coming around a bend, heading into a river or break wall, turning around in the channel, shooting flares for training...etc.
The correct usage of any of the three calls is to repeat the call three times. See below.MAYDAY always repeated three times
PAN always repeated twice
Securite sent once