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Navigation Marks
Safe Water Mark
Indicates navigable water all round the mark.
Navigation Lights
Trawler Over 50M
Trawler Over 50M Making Way
Code Flags
Victor
"I require assistance."
Navigation Lights
Sailing Vessel
Under way with additional masthead lights
Sounds and Symbols
1 Short Blast
International - I am altering course to Starboard
Navigation Marks
Special Mark
Buoys indicate pipelines or areas used for special purposes.
Code Flags
Foxtrot
"I am disabled; communicate with me."
Navigation Marks
North Cardinal Mark
Placed in the NORTH Quadrant of a Hazard
Sounds and Symbols
Vessel At Anchor
Vessel over 7M at Anchor
Code Flags
Zulu
"I require a tug."
Code Flags
Sierra
"I am operating astern propulsion."
Navigation Lights
Vessel Dredging
Dredger Restricted in Her Ability to Maneuver
Navigation Marks
East Cardinal Mark
Placed in the EAST Quadrant of a Hazard
Sounds and Symbols
1 Prolonged 2 Short Blasts
The signal used by sailing vessels bad visibility.
Code Flags
Papa
In harbour: "All persons should report on board as the vessel is about to proceed to sea".
Navigation Marks
South Cardinal Mark
Placed in the SOUTH Quadrant of a Hazard
Code Flags
Xray
"Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals."
Code Flags
Tango
"Keep clear of me; I am engaged in pair trawling."
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Saildreams

International maritime signal flags are various flags used to communicate with ships.

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