Maritime VHF radio is recommended for emergency communication with USCG, NC Wildlife, VA DGIF, county law enforcement and LGWSC equipped monitoring stations.


  • Make sure your radio is on
  • Select channel 16
  • Press/hold the transmit button
  • Clearly say: mayday mayday mayday
  • Provide the following information:
  • vessel name and/or description
  • Position and/or location
  • Nature of emergency
  • Number of people on board
  • Release transmit button
  • Wait for 10 seconds - if no response repeat mayday call

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