What is pon pon and pan pan?
“Pon pon, pon pon, pon pon, this is the United States Coast Guard ____ Group. An unknown distress call was received on channel 16 FM… All mariners transiting the area are requested to keep a sharp lookout and report all sightings to this or any Coast Guard station. This is the United States Coast Guard ____ Group, out.”
pon pon is a notice from the USCG of a boat with trouble, or a person in the water. It’s a notice to all boaters to help if they can.
Listed below is the definition of the Pan-Pan as used by the USCG on VHF-FM marine radio. It is nice to see the opening on the Marine on this site. Hope this info helps you out.
Definition: The term used to signify an urgent communication; the second highest priority transmission.
Pronunciation: [pon-pon ] • (noun)
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