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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
CX CX 4 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY BOATS-RAFTS Boats cannot be used to disembark people.
CX CX 5 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY BOATS-RAFTS Boats cannot be used to get alongside.
CX CX 6 DISTRESS-EMERGENCY BOATS-RAFTS Boats cannot be used to reach you.
CX CX DISTRESS-EMERGENCY BOATS-RAFTS Boats cannot be used.
TC TC MISCELLANEOUS CREW-PERSONS ON BOARD Boats(s)/raft(s) should approach vessel as near as possible to take off person
TU TU 3 MISCELLANEOUS FISHERY Both my warps have parted.
VD VD MISCELLANEOUS MISCELLANEOUS Bunkers are available at place indicated (or lat... long...).
JP JP 2 CASUALTIES-DAMAGES GROUNDING-BEACHING-REFLOATING Bunkers.
JQ JQ 2 CASUALTIES-DAMAGES GROUNDING-BEACHING-REFLOATING Bunkers.
LK LK AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION AIDS TO NAVIGATION Buoy (or beacon) has been established in lat... long...
LL LL AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION AIDS TO NAVIGATION Buoy (or beacon) in lat... long... has been removed.
CQ *CQ DISTRESS-EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Call for unknown station(s) or general call to all stations.
WY WY 0 METEOROLOGY-WEATHER SEA-SWELL Calm (glassy) 0m 0 ft
XB XB 0 METEOROLOGY-WEATHER SEA-SWELL Calm (glassy) 0m 0 ft
WY WY 1 METEOROLOGY-WEATHER SEA-SWELL Calm (rippled) 0-0.1m 0-1/3 ft
XB XB 1 METEOROLOGY-WEATHER SEA-SWELL Calm (rippled) 0-0.1m 0-1/3 ft
IC IC 1 CASUALTIES-DAMAGES DAMAGES-REPAIRS Can damage be repaired at sea without assistance?
IC IC CASUALTIES-DAMAGES DAMAGES-REPAIRS Can damage be repaired at sea?
QR QR 1 MANEUVERS ALONGSIDE Can I come alongside?
LR LR 2 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION BAR Can I cross the bar?

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