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    Prankster putting out fake distress calls to Coast Guard in MD

    https://www.military.com/daily-news/...-maryland.html

    Hoax 'Mayday' Distress Caller Vexes Coast Guard in Maryland


    15 Jun 2019
    The Associated Press


    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland Coast Guard officials want the public's help in identifying someone they say has been making a "steady stream" of fake distress calls for months.

    The Coast Guard released audio of the calls Thursday, hoping someone will recognize the voice. The agency says the calls began streaming in near Ocean City in March on a VHF marine radio channel designated for emergencies. News outlets report the caller is recorded saying they are "going down with the ship" and "mayday, mayday, mayday," along with profanities.

    The Coast Guard says it believes the same person is making all these "suspected" hoax calls.

    Coast Guard investigators say they have lost time and resources responding. Penalties for false calls can include up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.
    This fucker, who ever he is, deserves a LONG prison term!

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    Heard about this on the local news. He sounds like a fairly young guy. I'm guessing somewhere around college age.

    I hope they catch this guy soon and throw the book at him.
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    The nasty side of me would like to see them find him and then put him in a dingy about 200 miles off the coast. Oh, and without radios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanaknut View Post
    The nasty side of me would like to see them find him and then put him in a dingy about 200 miles off the coast. Oh, and without radios.
    Hear hear!

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    Every few years one of these jackasses gets into his head this would be a fun thing to do. Prison and costs might deter some of them in the future.
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    Don't they have direction finders and triangulation methods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Patriot-of-many View Post
    Don't they have direction finders and triangulation methods?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intern...rsat_Programme
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GLONASS

    USCG and USN shore and afloat units can df the sigs with organic df gear if they want.
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