Acknowledging your own distress message !

Richard Ware
 

Hello folks

This struck me as unique

At 1336Z MMSI 235002260 sends a distress message on 8Mc/s

MDSS DSC Message

Format: Distress alert (112)
From: 235002260
Nature of distress: Undesignated distress
Position: 56°22' N 002°15' E
Time: 13:35 UTC
Subsequent communications: J3E TP (109)
EOS
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26.05.2019 13:36:34 UTC
8414.5 Kcs

A minute later it sends an ACK to its own message
GMDSS DSC Message

Format: All ships call (116)
Category: Distress
From: 235002260
Telecommand1: Distress acknowledgement (110)
MMSI: 235002260
Nature of distress: Undesignated distress
Position: 56°22' N 002°15' E
Time: 13:36 UTC
Subsequent communications: J3E TP (109)
EOS
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26.05.2019 13:37:39 UTC
8414.5 Kcs

Strange!
Bring back the Morse key

Rich

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