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Flags & Distress Signals

INTERNATIONAL CODE OF SIGNALS,

CODE FLAGS, MORSE SYMBOLS AND SINGLE LETTER SIGNALS

Ch 24 a

A  Alpha

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast

I have a diver down, keep well clear at slow speed

Ch 24 b

*B  Bravo

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

I am taking in, discharging, or carrying dangerous goods

Ch 24 c

*C  Charlie

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast

Yes (affirmative)

Ch 24 d

*D  Delta

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

Keep clear of me; I am manoeuvring with difficulty

Ch 24 e

*E  Echo

Ch 23 Short blast

I am altering course to starboard

Ch 24 f

F  Foxtrot

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

 

Ch 24 g

*G  Golf

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast

I require a pilot

Ch 24 h

*H  Hotel

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

I have a pilot on board

Ch 24 i

*I  India

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

I am altering my course to port

 

Ch 24 j

J  Juliet

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast

I am on fire and have dangerous cargo on board: keep well clear of me

Ch 24 k

K  Kilo

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast

I wish to communicate with you

Ch 24 l

L  Lima

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

You should stop your vessel instantly

Ch 24 m

M  Mike

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast

My vessel is stopped and making no way through the water

Ch 24 n

N  November

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast

No (negative)

Ch 24 o

O  Oskar

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast

Man overboard

Ch 24 p

P  Papa

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast

In harbour: all persons should report on board as the vessel is about to proceed to sea

Ch 24 q

Q Quebec

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast

My vessel is healthy and I request free pratique

Ch 24 r

R Romeo

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast

(no single letter meaning)

Ch 24 s

*S  Sierra

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

I am operating astern propulsion

Ch 24 t

*T Tango

Ch 23 Long Blast

Keep clear of me; I am engaged in pair trawling

Ch 24 u

U Uniform

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast

You are running into danger

Ch 24 v

V  Victor

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast

I require assistance

Ch 24 w

W  Whiskey

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast

I require medical assistance

Ch 24 x

X  X-ray

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast

Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signal

Ch 24 y

Y  Yankee

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast

I am dragging my anchor

Ch 24 z

*Z  Zulu

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

I require a tug

Notes:

1. Single-letter signals may be made by any method of signalling.  Those marked * when made by sound must comply with theInternational Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, Rules 34 and 35.

Ch 24 code

Code and Answering Pendant

1. Ch 24 p1

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast

2. Ch 24 p2

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast

3. Ch 24 p3

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast

4. Ch 24 p4

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast

5. Ch 24 p5

Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

6. Ch 24 p6

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

7. Ch 24 p7

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

8. Ch 24 p8

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Short blast

9. Ch 24 p9

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast

0.Ch 24 p0

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Long Blast

Ch 24 sub1

First Substitute

Ch 24 sub2

Second Substitute

Ch 24 sub3

Third Substitute

 

DISTRESS SIGNALS

When a vessel is in distress and requires assistance the following signals may be used or displayed, either together or separately:-

  A gun or explosive signal fired at intervals of one minute.

  A continuous sounding of the fog siren or signal.

  Rockets or shells throwing red stars fired one at a time at short intervals.

  A smoke signal giving off a volume of orange coloured smoke.

  The International Code Signal of distress NC, flags or sound signal

Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast    /    Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast Ch 23 Long Blast Ch 23 Short blast

  A signal consisting of a square or anything resembling a square having above or below it a ball or anything resembling a ball.

A spoken radio message using the "Mayday" procedure.

Slowly and repeatedly raising and lowering the arms outstretched from side to side.

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