distress signal

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an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed

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At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that, had the case proceeded to trial, the evidence would have proven that on July 10, 2004, FEENER radioed the Coast Guard on the International Hailing and Distress frequency from his home, claiming he was the captain of the F/V Why Not, which was taking on water near the entrance to Buzzards Bay.
But it wasn't transmitting any old signal, it was pulsing out on the international aircraft and shipping distress frequency.
The C1's integrated distress beacon signals on the worldwide 406MHz distress frequency, has a 121.
AS coastguards responded to eight separate incidents in the region yesterday, resources also had to be tasked to locate a vessel which had left its radio transmitting, blocking Channel 16 - the international distress frequency monitored by the Coastguard.
The indictment alleges that on July 10, 2004, FEENER radioed the Coast Guard on the International Hailing and Distress Frequency from his home, claiming he was the captain of the F/V Why Not, which was taking on water near the entrance to Buzzards Bay.
The watch, aimed at aircraft pilots and world-travellers, features a special micro-transmitter that broadcasts on the international aviation distress frequency and offers an additional chance of survival in case of accident.
Pilot Linton Chilcott received a radio call from a US warship on a distress frequency, telling him he was in a restricted area and to change course at once.