Originally Posted by SeaSkills
Have to say - I'm not convinced that adding complication to a Distress call is a great idea
Not actually sure it's relevant.
On paper, yes - but in the real world, we get "maydays" of all shapes and formats, very few "as taught" or "as per rules".
As long as we get "mayday", the boat name, and can continue the details, we'll pick out the relevant bits...