Not sure if this is the correct place to post this. I am reading through the Maritime Radio
Course Student notes book provided by CPS-ECP in Canada
for VHF radio
seem fairly strict, which I understand, but they also seem very serial
in nature, and I am wondering what happens if there is ever a large emergency
and everyone starts sending out Mayday, Pan-Pan and Securite messages at the same time, such as when (for example) a tidal wave is noticed by multiple ships, followed by many ships in distress/sinking etc.
Is it possible to manage 10 or more ships at the same time using this format?
I know that Mayday communication supplants Pan-Pan, and Pan-Pan supplants Securite messages, but does that mean nobody will hear Securite messages while Pan-Pan and Mayday are in progress?
setup here seems very limited to me so far.
In addition to this, when there is a Securite message, and it is addressed to All Stations, and the new channel is 06, everyone is supposed to switch to that channel to get the message, which means, unless you have two radios on board, you lose monitoring of channel 16, which seems wrong to me.