Pan Pan signifies urgency aboard a boat, ship, or vessel - when repeated three times in marine radio communications.
It can means that there may be a potentially emergency.
But, Pan Pan 3 times also implies that there is no immediate danger to life.
'Pan-pan' informs the emergency rescue teams that a safety issue exists, whereas a Mayday call has a different interpretation.
Mayday calls signify imminent danger to human life or serious danger to the vessel.
Free Scuba Lessons |> The Buddy System |> How Divers Communicate |> Lost Diver Procedures |> Pre-dive Check |