MAYDAY SALE: 15% Off Select Emergency Products
MAYDAY SALE: 15% Off Select Emergency Products

Are you and your vessel fully prepared to face an emergency at sea? Take advantage of Bluewater's Mayday Sale and save 15% on select medical and safety products. Update your onboard AED, freshen up on your first aid skills, or add a personal strobe to your emergency grab bag.
Sale on these select emergency items ends May 15th, 2023.


Mayday, Mayday, Mayday: Emergency Equipment

Zoll Fully Automated AED3 Defibrillator
Evacuation Body Splint Stretcher
Lifting Slings For Evacuation Stretcher
SOS Distress Light And Flag
Personal Rescue Strobe
Storm Safety Whistle Orange Distress Flag 3x3 ft

Pan-Pan, Pan-Pan, Pan-Pan: Medical Books

Seawise Safety Checklist For Motor Yachts
Seaworthy: Essential Lessons from Things Gone Wrong
Emergency Navigation
First Aid Afloat
Safer Offshore: Crisis Management and Emergency Repairs at Sea
First Aid At Sea

Safety Checklist

Sécurité, Sécurité, Sécurité: Safety Supplies

Weems Hand Bearing Compass
Davis Hand Bearing Compass
Fire Resistant Document Storage Bag
Bright White Foldable Solar Lantern
Red And White Foldable Solar Lantern
Weems Man Overboard Wheel
Starpath Emergency Navigation Card

Want to purchase premium offshore medical kits?

Email [email protected] with your vessels requirements and we will get in touch with you.

Happy Cruising!
James Henjum
Content Writer

History and use of Mayday Procedure

The "mayday" procedure word was conceived as a distress call in the early 1920s by Frederick Stanley Mockford, officer-in-charge of radio at Croydon Airport, England. He had been asked to think of a word that would indicate distress and would easily be understood by all pilots and ground staff in an emergency.  Since much of the air traffic at the time was between Croydon and Le Bourget Airport in Paris, he proposed the term "mayday", the phonetic equivalent of the French m'aidez ("help me").

  1. Mayday: Concerns an immediate threat to life or the vessel.
  2. Pan-pan: There is an emergency aboard a vessel, yet there is not immediate danger to life, or the safety of the vessel itself.
  3. Sécurité: A radio call that issues navigational or meteorological warnings, and any other warning needing to be issued that may concern the safety of life at sea.

All three are defined in the COLREGS (International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea) 1972