Which of the following statements is true regarding Distress alerting under GMDSS?
Ship to shore Distress alerts are used to alert other ships in port of navigational hazards.
The Distress alert shouldidentify the station in Distress and itsposition & time of position update. Also, the alert mayinclude the nature of the Distress, the type of assistancerequired, or the course and speed of the mobileunit.
Ship-to-ship Distress alerts are used to alert other ships in the vicinity of navigational hazards and bad weather.
The vessel nearest to the emergency must notify the Coast Guard before leaving the vicinity.