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Old 24 May 2013, 16:54   #1
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MOB from Yacht - Yacht calls Jewsons!

BBC News - Overboard yachtsman saved by call to Crediton Jewsons

I'm confused... ...sounds like the Yacht was well equiped. So why wouldn't he slide the red cover off the magic button press it, scroll to MOB and hold the button down. Possition sent. Problem sent.

But even more so I'm confused - I thought English was the official language used by all coastguards for VHF comms along the Channel.
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You'd think that. However, you'd be surprised how many boats with VHF don't have DSC, or worse, have DSC but don't have an MMSI programmed (so it won't function). A lot, is the answer, BTW.
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But even more so I'm confused - I thought English was the official language used by all coastguards for VHF comms along the Channel.
English is the language world wide! Mayday is from the french word M'aidez

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now who has a high quality version of that video!
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I'm gonna have clean this up later...
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English is the language world wide! Mayday is from the french word M'aidez

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Couldn't help dig this old classic up....still makes me smile whenever i watch it :-)




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Couldn't help dig this old classic up....still makes me smile whenever i watch it :-)
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I'm gonna have clean this up later...
Right again! ...and so quickly
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Right again! ...and so quickly
DOH! I hate it when that happens!

Is that a case'o beer on me then?

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Is that a case'o beer on me then?

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No, you're fine - there's far worse coming. Wait until tony t gets here
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