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International Code of Marine Flag Signals

Written By Bala Raju V on Saturday, August 17, 2013 | 8:25 PM

The International code of Flag Signals is very important if you want to pursue your career in merchant navy as a deck officer. The International code of flags contains 40 different flags.



26 - Alphabet Flags (A-Z)
10 - Numerals (0-9)
4 - Substitutes and Answer Flag.
Below are the Images and meanings of the Flags.




A - Alfa Flag

Meaning:
Have a Diver Down, Keep Clear or me.
Bravo flag


B - Bravo Flag

Meaning:
Dangerous Goods

charlie flag


C - Charlie Flag

Meaning:
Yes / Affirmative

delta flag


D - Delta Flag

Meaning:
Maneuvering with Difficulty, Keep Clear.

echo flag


E - Echo Flag

Meaning:
Altering my course to Starboard.

foxtrot flag


F - Foxtrot Flag

Meaning:
I'm Disabled, Communicate with me.

golf flag


G - Golf Flag

Meaning:
I Require a Pilot

Fishing:
Hauling Nets


hotel flag


H - Hotel Flag

Meaning:
I have a Pilot on board

india flag merchant navy


I - India Flag

Meaning:
Altering my course to Port

juliet flag


J - Juliet Flag

Meaning:
On Fire, Having Dangerous Goods, Keep Clear.





 kilo flag


K - Kilo Flag

Meaning:
Wish to Communicate

lima flag


L - Lima Flag

Meaning:
Stop Instantaly

mike flag


M - Mike Flag

Meaning:
My Vessel has Stopped, Making No Way

november flag


N - November Flag

Meaning:
No / Negative

oscar flag


O - Oscar Flag

Meaning:
Man Overboard

papa flag


P - Papa Flag

Meaning:
In Harbour: All Men Report on board.
quebec flag


Q - Quebec Flag

Meaning:
Request Free Pratique, My Vessel in Healthy
romeo flag


R - Romeo Flag

Meaning:
-

sierra flag


S - Sierra Flag

Meaning:
My Engines are going Astern

tango flag


T - Tango Flag

Meaning:
Keep Clear, Engaged in Pair Trawling

uniform flag


U - Uniform Flag

Meaning:
You are Running into Danger

victor flag


V - Victor Flag

Meaning:
Require Assistance

whiskey flag


W - Whiskey Flag

Meaning:
Require Medical Assistance

xray flag


X - Xray Flag

Meaning:
Stop Your Intentions, Watch for Signals.

yankee flag


Y - Yankee Flag

Meaning:
Dragging My Anchor

zulu flag


Z - Zulu Flag

Meaning:
Require a Tug
Fishing:
Shooting Nets

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