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


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  • 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.

    Miracle Workers

  • 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.

    Miracle Workers

  • A picket suddenly blew a distress call on his horn.

    The Cat is a Metaphor

  • The Sugihara was in the area of Eerlik and responded to a distress call from a Talarian freighter whose warp core went critical.

    Miracle Workers

  • 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.

    Miracle Workers

  • 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.

    Miracle Workers

  • 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.

    Graf Spee


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