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Mayday by definition is (An extreme emergency aboard a boat when calling for help and aid).
Examples of a MAYDAY situation; boat on fire, boat sinking, medical emergency, person fell overboard and lost, boat collision, boat explosion.
Switch your VHF radio to channel 16 and say MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY three times and identify yourself, and state the emergency. The caller should have as much information as possible: the position, boat type, geographic location, and any medical information that may be necessary.
Any one on the boat or a nearby boater observing the MAYDAY.
The caller should stay on scene and communicate with the USCG. The USC.G. will actively pursue and arrest any hoax calls for MAYDAY requests.