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Distress Signals ebook

Distress Signals ebook

Distress Signals. Catherine Ryan Howard

Distress Signals

ISBN: | 272 pages | 7 Mb

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Distress Signals Catherine Ryan Howard
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

Distress signals are communicated by transmitting radio signals, displaying a visually observable item or illumination, or making a sound audible from a distance. Visual Distress Signals (VDSs) allow vessel operators to signal for help in the event of an emergency. (c) rockets or shells, throwing red stars fired one at a time at short intervals;. A distress signal or distress call is an internationally recognized means for obtaining help. VDSs are classified as day signals (visible in bright sunlight), night signals (visible at night), or both day and night signals. (b) a continuous sounding with any fog‑signalling apparatus;. A means of calling for help or assistance at sea. All ships over 300 tonnes are required to have equipment specified by Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) regulations. VDSs are either pyrotechnic (smoke and flames) or non-pyrotechnic (non-combustible). The following signals, used or exhibited either together or separately, indicatedistress and need of assistance: (a) a gun or other explosive signal fired at intervals of about a minute;.

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