Goto Section: 80.1117 | 80.1121 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 80.1119 Receipt and acknowledgement of distress alerts by coast stations
and coast earth stations.
(a) Coast stations that receive a distress alert should defer
acknowledgement for a short interval so that receipt may be
acknowledged by a Rescue Coordination Center. Where an acknowledgement
is not forthcoming within 3 minutes, the coast station in receipt of
distress alerts must ensure that they are routed to a Rescue
Coordination Center as soon as possible. Coast stations must provide
assistance for distress communications when requested to do so by the
U.S. Coast Guard. (This subpart does not specify any radio watches for
(b) Coast earth stations in receipt of distress alerts must ensure that
they are routed as soon as possible to a Rescue Coordination Center.
Coast earth stations must relay, as soon as possible, an
acknowledgement of a distress alert from a Rescue Coordination Center.
(c) Certain messages must be carried without charge, regardless of the
means by which they are transmitted:
(1) Distress alert messages;
(2) Search and rescue coordination messages;
(3) Medical assistance messages where an imminent danger to life is
(4) Urgent meteorological or navigational danger messages passed in the
Goto Section: 80.1117 | 80.1121
Goto Year: 2020 |
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