SailingJoy.com

the one stop resource directory for all your boating needs.

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.

5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

Flag Code Code Section Sub-Section Meaning
LX LX 3 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY Is the canal clear?
LX LX 4 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY When can I enter the canal?
LY LY AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY The canal is not clear.
LZ LZ AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY The channel/fairway is navigable.
LZ LZ 1 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY I intend to pass through the channel/fairway.
LZ LZ 2 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY Is the channel/fairway navigable?
LZ LZ 3 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY What is the state of the channel/fairway?
LZ LZ 4 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY What is the least depth of water in the channel/fairway?
MA MA AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY The least depth of water in the channel/fairway is... (number feet or meters).
MB MB AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY You should keep in the center of the channel/fairway.
MB MB 1 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY You should keep on the starboard side of the channel/fairway.
MB MB 2 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY You should keep on the port side of the channel/fairway.
MB MB 3 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY You should leave the channel/fairway free.
MC MC AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY There is an uncharted obstruction in the channel/fairway. You should proceed with caution.
MC MC 1 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY The channel/fairway is not navigable.
MC MC 2 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION CANAL-CHANNEL-FAIRWAY The (-) lane of the traffic separation scheme is not navigable. (The direction of the traffic flow is to be indicated.)
MD MD AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION COURSE My course is....
MD MD 1 AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION COURSE What is your course?
MD MD AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION COURSE My present position, course, and speed are lat... long... ,... , knots
MD MD AIDS TO NAVIGATION-NAVIGATION COURSE What are your present position, course, and speed

5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13