On the Bay: March 7, 2012

On the Bay: March 7, 2012
When first activated, the beacon sends a “closed loop” DSC alert on the designated DSC VHF frequency — this is a DSC distress relay call (with nature of distress “man overboard”)— addressed to a particular Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI).
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In 1912, Hotel Bend clerk hikes 63 miles east to homestead claim
The stock of equipment stored in the plane included a kite which Miss Earhart could send aloft as a distress signal in the daytime. The first scheduled stop is Honolulu, 2400 miles away, and beyond there, to Howland Island. Putnam plans to stay close
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Government moves to tackle commuter woes
Reflecting their distress, an annual survey of more than 3100 regular bus and MRT commuters by UniSIM last October shows satisfaction levels have dropped, especially for buses. — ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN By Goh Chin Lian Commuters can expect a
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