distress call


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Noun1.distress call - an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is neededdistress call - an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
SOS - an internationally recognized distress signal in radio code
Mayday - an internationally recognized distress signal via radiotelephone (from the French m'aider)
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He said: 'We received a distress call yesterday at about 8:02 pm from a good Samaritan that there is fire outbreak at the market.
Dagalea said the BRP Malabrigo was deployed for a rescue mission after receiving a distress call.
Police said the victim was in a team of security guards who responded to a distress call raised by the Chinese nationals.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) station in Northern Samar received a distress call from the cargo vessel Jin Ming 16, a Chinese vessel, and organized a rescue mission in the coastal waters of Pambujan past noon on January 2.
The distress call was received by the Pambujan Municipal Police Station at 12:30 p.
A weak radio Mayday distress call sparked a major search of the North Sea - but the caller was never found.
On 16 May 17, at about 1645 hrs, the ship received a distress call from MV Lord Mountbatten (a Liberian registered ship), in position 230 nm South-West of Salalah (in the Gulf of Aden).
Redcar RNLI's lifeboat was called to help a fishing boat that sent out a distress call after it broke down.
Athens -- Dozens of migrants were rescued Saturday off western Greece after their vessel sent a distress call, the coast guard said.
Manila airport manager Eddie Monreal said Flight SV872 from Jiddah made the distress call about 20 miles from the airport.
Manila: A reported threat to a Saudi Arabian Airlines commercial jet following a distress call from the pilot upon landing in Manila turned out to be a false alarm, according to airport authorities.
rel=rel1) Flight 804 sent out a distress call while it went down into the Mediterranean.