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distress signal

[də′stres ‚sig·nəl]
(communications)
An international signal used when a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle is threatened by grave and imminent danger and requests immediate assistance; examples are special radiotelegraph and radiotelephone signals or special signal flags or flares.

distress signal

A signal transmitted by an aircraft in distress. It could be transmitted on radio as Mayday or by light indications.
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Raleigh, NC, March 03, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The United States Power Squadrons[R] (USPS) announces the debut of its streaming media video "Visual Distress Signals" on America's Boating Channel[TM], which can be found online at americasboatingchannel.com and as a free mobile app available at Apple's App Store and Google Play.
When a NOAA satellite pinpoints the location of a distress signal, the information is relayed to the SARSAT Mission Control Center at NOAAs Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland.
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The distress signal showed the plane was at 5,000 feet in an abnormal situation," Vidalies said.
Greek vessels rushed to give assistance after picking up its distress signal, the coastguard added.
Dave Cocks, right, and the Redcar lifeboat in action, left, when it was called to a distress signal coming from a ship
Batelco's staff responds instantly by informing the relevant authorities in the area closest to the distress signal - ranging from medical emergencies, technical problems and other urgent situations, it stated.
A distress signal was received from the Eurocopter-120 before it crashed.
A stewardess alerted the pilot, who sent a distress signal.
Cullercoats' RNLI lifeboat was directed from training exercise at 10.25am yesterday after reports a red flare distress signal was spotted by a member of the public.
The new app is called Distress Signal, and is being marketed as an ideal companion for British people travelling to foreign countries.
Cub, I was taught flying it upside-down distress signal and Does anyone know indeed was, true?Jim I refer to the G4S Olympics debacle.