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.
It means the ship has a diver in the water.
I’m loading / unloading or have dangerous cargo on board.
Reduced ability to maneuver. Keep away.
I’m altering my course to starboard.
I’m disabled. Communicate with me.
I need a pilot. It may also mean that the ship is hauling fishing nets if it’s a vessel with that purpose.
I have a pilot on board.
Changing course to portside.
Fire on board.
I want to communicate.
I’m not moving.
Ship about to departure! Everybody should board immediatly.
The ship is “healthy”.
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.
I am operating astern propulsion.
You are heading to a danger zone.
I require assistance.
I require medical assistance.
Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals.
I am dragging my anchor..
I require a tug boat.
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