Or you could do like me and say pan-pan in the heat of the moment, when you meant to say securite. Oof. Got the attention of the coast guard.
I lost steering
in front of a ferry
that expected me to give way. I couldn't. I was under full sail and lost steering
. So I called the ferry
with pan pan instead of securite in the heat of the moment.
Very embarrassing. People in the port I stopped at to fix the steering were like, "were you that guy we heard almost get hit by the ferry?". Ugh