distress signal


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distress signal

n.
An international signal used by a distressed ship or aircraft to request help.

distress signal

n
(Nautical Terms) a signal by radio, Very light, etc from a ship or other vessel in need of immediate assistance
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Noun1.distress signal - an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is neededdistress signal - 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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Here, ready for instant lighting, was gathered a huge pile of dry branches, while from a lofty pole which they had set in the ground there floated an improvised distress signal fashioned from a red undershirt which belonged to the mate of the Kincaid.
As an America's Boating Channel Contributor, Weems & Plath offers the SOS Distress Light, an LED visual distress signal device that meets US Coast Guard requirements to replace traditional pyrotechnic flares.
Luckily for the crew, a NOAA satellite picked up the distress signal from their emergency beacon, enabling the U.
Late Friday, an official vessel stopped 149 Syrians and two Ukrainians thought to be smugglers in a fishing boat emitting a distress signal 14 nautical miles east of Romania.
The Kannad GADSS ELT-DT will enable the autonomous tracking of commercial aircraft in distress through innovations such as trigger-in-flight capability, allowing the beacon to automatically transmit a distress signal with the aircraft's accurate position.
Portuguese rescue services sent a navy corvette and two planes after receiving a distress signal from UK-registered yacht Destiny of Scarborough.
1906: SOS was established as an international distress signal, replacing the call sign CDQ.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon told a news conference that a pilot issued a distress signal around 11:10 a.
The Italian coast guard arrived at the scene of Thursday's sinking 20 miles off Libya, after a distress signal was received at its Rome headquarters, the statement added.
45pm, two miles out off the marina at St Raphael, the vessel sent out distress signal.
The ground station receives and calculates the location of the distress signal and creates and sends an alert to the appropriate rescue authorities.
911Cellular said it has developed an indoor positioning system that enables police to instantly locate a distress signal down to the floor and room number of a multi-story building.