Fake distress call costs responders resources, money

 Fake distress call costs responders resources, money
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – A hoax mayday call made Wednesday caused a New Smyrna Beach, Florida–based Coast Guard boatcrew, Coast Guard command center staff in Atlantic Beach and a Flagler County Fire Flight helicopter crew to be placed in unnecessary danger and cost time and money as rescuers responded to false distress call. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center received...

Coast Guard investigating possible hoax case

Coast Guard investigating possible hoax case
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is investigating a possible hoax mayday call after distress calls were made on VHF-FM Channel 16 Thursday near Narragansett Bay, R.I. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, in Woods Hole, Mass., received a mayday call Thursday over VHF- Channel 16 with no position or nature of distress. Using the Rescue 21 Radio System, watchstanders were able to determine...