- n. an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed
“When Pevvni Purists sabotaged Ganitriul with a computer virus, the computer—unable to contact anyone on Eerlik for help—sent a distress call to the Federation, who summoned the U.S.S. da Vinci.”
“The Lexington responded to a distress call from the da Vinci to the planet Intar to aid against what was believed to be a Borg ship, but turned out to be the Omearan Starsearcher called Friend, so they broke off the rendezvous Hard Crash.”
“A picket suddenly blew a distress call on his horn.”
“The Sugihara was in the area of Eerlik and responded to a distress call from a Talarian freighter whose warp core went critical.”
“The ship, along with the U.S.S. Lexington, responded to a distress call sent by the da Vinci at Intar to aid against the living ship known as Friend Hard Crash.”
“The da Vinci was en route to Starbase 505 to transfer La Forge back to the Enterprise when they were diverted by a distress call from Eerlik.”
“Which meant, Roman realized, Rrin-saa and the others must have known or at least suspected as soon as the distress call came through.”
“But mercifully four ships had heard the Athenia's distress call and they immediately altered course towards her.”
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