This section of OceanWave Sail is dedicated to the Nautical Signals and Flags to help you find the one you need to host on special occasions.
International Maritime Signal Flags are flags used to communicate between ships and sailboats.
The principal system of flags and associated codes is the International Code of Signals.
Navies around the globe have additional flags and codes, while other flags have historical significance.
"I have a diver down; keep well clear at slow speed."
"I am taking in or discharging or carrying dangerous goods."
"Keep clear of me; I am maneuvering with difficulty."
"I am altering my course to starboard."
"I am disabled; communicate with me."
"I require a pilot." or "I am hauling nets."
"I have a pilot on board."
"I am altering my course to port."
"I am leaking dangerous cargo."
"I wish to communicate with you."
"You should stop your vessel instantly."
"My vessel is stopped and making no way through the water."
The blue Peter. All persons should report on board as the vessel is about to proceed to sea.
"My vessel is 'healthy' and I request free pratique."
No ICS meaning as single flag.
"I am operating astern propulsion."
"Keep clear of me."
"You are running into danger."
"I require assistance."
"I require medical assistance."
"Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals."
"I am dragging my anchor."
"I require a tug." By fishing vessels near fishing grounds: "I am shooting nets.".