pan-pan

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From French panne (breakdown).

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pan-pan

  1. (radio slang) minor emergency requiring some assistance, not life-threatening

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

French panne, "breakdown".

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Noun[edit]

pan-pan (uncountable)

  1. (aviation, shipping) a minor emergency requiring some assistance or priority in handling, but not endangering the safety of the vessel or those aboard.
    • 1996, John Mellor, Handling Troubles Afloat, p179
      It should be a relatively simple matter (particularly on a modern yacht) to teach almost anyone to heave-to, take the position from an electronic navigator, then make a PAN-PAN call on the radio (see below).
    • 2005, Bob Armstrong, Getting Started in Powerboating, p170
      You can use the same outline for Pan Pan calls.
    • 2006, Elbert S. Maloney, Chapman Piloting & Seamanship, p411
      If you transmit a Pan-Pan call, then find that you no longer require assistance, you must cancel the message.

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