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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The missing plane apparently fell from the sky at cruising altitude in fine weather, and the pilots were either unable or had no time to send a distress signal - unusual circumstances under which a modern airliner operated by a professional airline would crash.
The track led to a small chemical ship in the bay, and as soon as the lifeboat passed by the ship the signal direction flipped towards the vessel, con-firming it as the source of the distress signal.
In addition to monitoring distress signals, the MOC broadcasts weather reports twice a day at 7am and 7pm which can be accessed by all regional shipping.
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said that in order to trigger the distress signal, a cover on the radio had to be lifted and then a button pressed for five seconds.
There is a certain protocol for using this distress signal, which I've illustrated in an example below.
The ferry was sinking and a distress signal was sent via satellite.
ANKARA, Jan 14, 2011 (TUR) -- A Turkish frigate which received a distress signal from a Danish ship Wednesday night 200 nautical miles offshore Oman, rushed to rescue the ship.
The Pulkovo pilots sent a distress signal about 2 min.
Users can now send custom text messages using the PN-60w keyboard to alert individuals or groups from remote locations in the field, Users also can transmit a distress signal that sends out GPS coordinates to friends, family or emergency services.
A distress signal was first sent from the craft as it flew over Poulton-le-Fylde, near Blackpool, Lancs, at around 12.
1904 The international distress signal CQD was adopted.
The Cullercoats RNLI lifeboat was directed from exercise to respond to the distress signal a mile to the north east of the North Pier of the River Tyne.
A new mobile application called Distress Signal has been launched as the ideal companion for anyone travelling to foreign countries.
Cub, I was taught flying it upside-down distress signal and Does anyone know indeed was, true?