Welcome Aboard Mariners Alike - Malaysia Rule The Waves

its hard to describe how a man could left everything he had on land and went out to sea...
its even harder to describe how bright the stars at night and how fresh the cool morning air when you are in the middle of the ocean...
the hardest thing is to describe how close you are to death and how god could took your life at any time...
come to sea and see for yourself...


come to sea and see for yourself

this blog is dedicated to mariners,navigators and seafarers alike, merchant or naval for others to had a glimpse of what we do and what we faced in the vast blue oceans.

Disclaimer :
Please inform in advance the owner of this site if you tend to use any postings entitled or labeled "story of watch keeping officer"..."nautical studies" and "panorama di laut biru" in this site for your website or for any other purposes.

The owner could be contacted through Facebook or email at kartefower_444@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Nautical Studies - International Code of Signals (INTERCO)



Flags shown here are basic single letter meaning meant for communications between vessels by either using flag-hoist,radio-telephony or light signalling. Combination of one or two letters and number will give other meaning which can be referred in the International Code of Signals. For example NC (November Charlie) for vessel in distress or MAA (Mike Alpha Alpha ) meaning I request urgent medical advice to name a few.

· —

"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."
When made by fishing vessels operating in close proximity on the fishing grounds it means: "I am hauling nets."

· · · ·
 "I have a pilot on board."


· ·
"I am altering my course to port."

· — — —
 "I am on fire and have dangerous cargo on board: keep well clear of me," or "I am leaking dangerous cargo."

— · —
 "I wish to communicate with you." With one numeral, "I wish to communicate with you.

· — · ·
"You should stop your vessel instantly."

 — —
"My vessel is stopped and making no way through the water."

— ·


— — —
 "Man overboard"

· — — ·
  In harbour: All persons should report on board as the vessel is about to proceed to sea.
At sea: It may be used by fishing vessels to mean: "My nets have come fast upon an obstruction."

— — · —
 "My vessel is 'healthy' and I request free pratique."

· — ·
 No single letter meaning

· · ·
 "I am operating astern propulsion."


 "Keep clear of me; I am engaged in pair trawling."

· · —
 "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."
When made by fishing vessels operating in close proximity on the fishing grounds it means: "I am shooting nets."

 -come to sea and see for yourself-

No comments: