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Flag Combinations

The purpose of the International Code of Signals is to provide ways and means of communication in situations related essen- tially to safety of navigation and persons, especially when language difficulties arise. In the preparation of the Code, account was taken of the fact that wide application of radiotelephony and radiotelegraphy can provide simple and effective means of communication in plain language whenever language difficulties do not exist.

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Flag Code Code Section Sub-Section Meaning
RN RN MANEUVERS ENGINES-PROPELLER I can only proceed with one engine
RO RO MANEUVERS ENGINES-PROPELLER Propeller shaft is broken.
RO RO 1 MANEUVERS ENGINES-PROPELLER My propeller is fouled by hawser or rope.
RO RO 2 MANEUVERS ENGINES-PROPELLER I have lost my propeller.
RO RO MANEUVERS ENGINES-PROPELLER I require immediate assistance; propeller shaft is broken
RP *RP MANEUVERS LANDING-BOARDING Landing here is highly dangerous.
CD CD DISTRESS-EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE I require assistance in the nature of... (Complements Table 2, Chapter 2, Section 10, Page
RP *RP MANEUVERS LANDING-BOARDING 1 Landing here is highly dangerous. A more favorable location for landing is at position indicated.
RP *RP MANEUVERS LANDING-BOARDING **RQ Interrogative or “the significance of the previous group should be read as a question”.
RR *RR MANEUVERS LANDING-BOARDING This is the best place to land.
RR *RR MANEUVERS LANDING-BOARDING 1 Lights will be shown or flag waved at the best landing place.
RR *RR MANEUVERS LANDING-BOARDING Boat should endeavor to land where flag is waved or light is show
RR *RR MANEUVERS LANDING-BOARDING Boats are not allowed to land (after time indicated
RS RS MANEUVERS LANDING-BOARDING No one is allowed on board.
RS RS MANEUVERS LANDING-BOARDING You should stop or heave to, I am going to board you
RT RT MANEUVERS MANEUVERS Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals ....
RT RT 1 MANEUVERS MANEUVERS What maneuvers do you intend to carry out?
CD CD DISTRESS-EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE 104).
RU RU MANEUVERS MANEUVERS Keep clear of me; I am maneuvering with difficulty
RU RU 1 MANEUVERS MANEUVERS I am carrying out maneuvering trials.

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