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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
OS OS 1 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING You should keep a lookout for mines.
OS OS 2 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING You are out of the dangerous zone.
OS OS 3 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING Am I out of the dangerous zone?
OS OS 4 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING Are you out of the dangerous zone?
OS OS 5 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING Is there any danger from mines in this area (or area indicated)?
OT OT AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING Mine has been sighted in lat... long... (or in direction indicated-Complements Table 3, Chapter 2, Section 10, Page 104).
OU OU AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING Mine(s) has (have) been reported in the vicinity (or in approximate position lat... , long...).
OV OV AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING Mine(s) is (are) believed to be bearing... from me, distance... miles.
OW OW AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING There is a minefield ahead of you. You should stop your vessel and wait for instructions.
OW OW 1 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING There is a minefield along the coast. You should not approach too close.
OX OX AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING The approximate direction of the minefield is bearing... from me.
OY OY AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING Port is mined.
OY OY 1 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING Entrance is mined.
OY OY 2 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING Fairway is mined.
OY OY 3 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING Are there mines in the port entrance or fairway?
OZ OZ AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING The width of the swept channel is... (number feet or meters).
PA PA AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING I will indicate the swept channel. You should follow in my wake.
PA PA 1 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING You should keep carefully to the swept channel.
PA PA 2 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING The swept channel is marked by buoys.
PA PA 3 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION MINES-MINESWEEPING I do not see the buoys marking the swept channel.

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