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    • Courtesy of a Dictionary found via Google “an international radio distress signal, of less urgency than a mayday signal.”Wikipedia provides its origins as being French: “In French, a panne ([pan], “pahn”) is a breakdown, such as a mechanical failure. In English, it is also sometimes[vague] pronounced as /pæn/ (“pan”).” -Britt/SPN

    • Incidentally, the German word for mechanical failure is also “Panne”, I guess we stole it from the French 🙂

      “Sécurité” is used to broadcast safety information (the out-of-place buoy would be a good example for that), “pan-pan” is used in distress calls with some degree of urgency, and “mayday” is used when a lives are at risk.

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