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What constitutes a false distress call and what are the consequences and penalties?

Under USC Title 14, section 88, the Coast Guard is directed to render aid to “distressed persons, vessels, and aircraft on and under the high seas and on and under the waters over which the United States has jurisdiction…”.   Subsection (c) of section 88 provides that, “An individual who knowingly and willfully communicates a false … Continue reading »

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