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.
On July 26, the National Center of the State Maritime Agency of Azerbaijan received a distress signal at 14:15 (GMT +4) about the wreck of the Iranian Shabahang cargo ship near the port of Lankaran.
The project, which they have named 'flying cop and women defence system', works on electric shock and GPS technology to send a distress signal and trigger a drone movement.
An official with the International Organization for Migration in Tunisia said the smuggling boat was coming from Libya when it sent a distress signal in international waters early Friday off the Tunisian coastal city of Sfaxe.
TWO fisherman and their boat were rescued by a lifeboat crew after sending out a distress signal in the North Sea.
The Colombian Civil Aviation Agency said on Saturday that no one survived in the incident after the DC-3 sent a distress signal. The plane was on an internal flight from the southern city of San Jose del Guaviare to the central city of Villavicencio, the agency said.
Turkish authorities launched a search and rescue mission off the Black Sea coastal province of Samsun after receiving a distress signal from the Panama-flagged vessel.
A CLIMBER stuck on Ireland's highest mountain sent out a distress signal - and received help from 7,000km away.
Greenpeace UK's Louise Edge called the discovery nature's "distress signal".
1906: SOS was established as an international distress signal, replacing the call sign CDQ.
Released earlier this week, the GPS-based app, aptly called Distress Signal, would enable soldiers to push a button and immediately alert three different HQs: a special operational division in Tel Aviv dedicated to providing rapid response in cases of emergency; the closest division to the soldier's geographical location; and the soldier's unit.
An Argentine-flagged fishing trawler went missing Saturday with a crew of nine aboard after sending a distress signal, authorities said.