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What is the difference between mayday and pan-pan?
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What is the difference between mayday and pan-pan?
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Mayday is the international radiotelephone distress signal. When repeated three times, it indicates imminent and grave danger and that immediate assistance is required. Pan-pan is the international radiotelephone urgency signal. When repeated three times, it indicates uncertainty or alert followed by the nature of the urgency.