Detailed procedures for making a Mayday call, plus what to do if you are not heard on Channel 16. Lots of other information about radio checks,
A discussion board and photo gallery for cruising sailors and wannabes focused on offshore safety gear.
Extensive grab bag of checklists for sending distress calls, abandoning ship, contacting important people, dealing with medical emergencies, a fouled propeller, dead batteries, and dozens of other difficult situations. Contains excerpts from hard-to-find bulletin board and newsgroup postings, as well as links to useful sites and vendor pages.
The chapter on Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) from the 1995 edition of The American Practical Navigator, originally published in 1802 and updated by NIMA. 6 pages on INMARSAT, SafetyNET, NAVTEX, DSC, MSI, and EPIRB radio distress systems.
For members only, the New England-based Blue Water Sailing Club has some useful resource pages on their site, including proper radio procedure for VHF, including Digital Selective Calling; fog safety tips; distress calling tips; and a tool list for a 49-footer.