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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Viewers will also learn about different types of visual distress signals.
When a NOAA satellite pinpoints the location of a distress signal, the information is relayed to the SARSAT Mission Control Center at NOAAs Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland.
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Distress signal Coastal authorities in Italy and Malta picked up a distress signal from the stricken vessel around midnight (2200 GMT) on Saturday, when it was about 70 miles (126 km) off the Libyan coast and 110 miles (177 km) south of the Italian island of Lampedusa.
The alarm was raised on Thursday evening with a distress signal torch.
There are no survivors," Alain Vidalies said, adding that the crash happened shortly after the pilot issued a distress signal in good weather.
The Norman Atlantic, carrying 222 vehicles, 411 passengers and 55 crew, was 44 nautical miles Northwest of the island of Corfu when it sent a distress signal after a fire started in the lower deck, Greek coast guard officials said, AFP reported.
The charge states that on May 15, Pierides had eight personal distress signal miniflares at Stansted Airport "without lawful authority or reasonable excuse".
According to CNN, the distress signal was received from the ferry, identified as the Sewol, around 9 AM (local time).
FEARS were sparked after a distress signal was sounded in Tees Bay, turning the routine rescue of a broken down fishing boat into a full-scale emergency.
Batelco's staff responds instantly by informing the relevant authorities in the area closest to the distress signal - ranging from medical emergencies, technical problems and other urgent situations, it stated.
A distress signal was received from the Eurocopter-120 before it crashed.
The 114 passengers were picked up by a passing boat after the Phuket-bound ferry from Phi Phi island began to take on water on Tuesday and sent out a distress signal, according to the authorities.
A stewardess alerted the pilot, who sent a distress signal.
25am yesterday after reports a red flare distress signal was spotted by a member of the public.