Flag Alphabet

Today’s article is about the international flag code.

This flags are used for ships to send messages to other ships while they are sailing.

Flags Alphabet:

Alfa:

It means the ship has a diver in the water.

 

 

 

 

 

Bravo:

I’m loading / unloading or have dangerous cargo on board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie:

Yes.

 

 

 

 

 

Delta:

Reduced ability to maneuver. Keep away.

 

 

 

 

 

Echo:

I’m altering my course to starboard.

 

 

 

 

 

Foxtrot:

I’m disabled. Communicate with me.

 

 

 

 

 

Golf:

I need a pilot. It may also mean that the ship is hauling fishing nets if it’s a vessel with that purpose.

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel:

I have a pilot on board.

 

 

 

 

 

India:

Changing course to portside.

 

 

 

 

 

Juliet:

Fire on board.

 

 

 

 

 

Kilo:

I want to communicate.

 

 

 

 

 

Lima:

Stop immediatly.

 

 

 

 

 

Mike:

I’m not moving.

 

 

 

 

 

November:

No!

 

 

 

 

 

Oscar:

Man overboard!

 

 

 

 

 

Papa:

Ship about to departure! Everybody should board immediatly.

 

 

 

 

 

Quebec:

The ship is “healthy”.

 

 

 

 

 

Romeu:

Do not cross the bow of my ship.

Sent by a reader:

In the Portuguese Navy this flag may mean that the ship is on a search and rescue mission (SAR), or carring out refueling operations at sea.

 

 

 

 

 

Sierra:

I am operating astern propulsion.

 

 

 

 

 

Tango:

Keep clear.

 

 

 

 

 

Uniform:

You are heading to a danger zone.

 

 

 

 

 

Victor:

I require assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

Whiskey:

I require medical assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

X-Ray:

Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals.

 

 

 

 

 

Yankee:

I am dragging my anchor..

 

 

 

 

 

Zulu:

I require a tug boat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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