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Calling Us Out

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On Board Ship

  1. DISTRESS (VHF Channel 16 / MHF 2182 Khz)
  2. MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY
  3. ALL STATIONS, ALL STATIONS, ALL STATIONS.
  4. State your ship's name
  5. State your position
  6. State how many persons are on board
  7. State the nature of the problem

You will be answered by HM Coastguard who will scramble Humber Rescue via a paging system. If your vessel is in the upper Rivers Humber, Trent or Ouse your call may be answered by VTS (Vessel Traffic Services). They will inform HM Coastguard who will alert Humber Rescue.

From Land

If you see anything suspicious on or in the water, flares, clothing hoisted on a ship or yachts mast, people waving or persons walking around on sandbanks, DIAL 999 and ask for the Coastguard. The operator will connect you through to the Coastguard Rescue Centre at Bridlington who will alert Humber Rescue by pager system.

Humber Rescue will launch to check out the situation. Humber Rescue would prefer to be called out, even if it turns out to be a false alarm, rather than to arrive too late!