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

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Friday, October 16, 2009

i had a few words for you...

this was not necessary actually..but to think of it...lets loosen ourselves a bit....too much studying and cheap cigarette...ugh..!!

i miss dunhill from Europe and its non-graphical warnings...smoking (s)kills

If in doubt call master...

Rule 39 : Master always right..
Rule 40 : If master is wrong..refer rule 39...

Red sky in the morning...mariners take warning
Red sky at night..mariners delights

There are only two way...my way or the gangway

Assumptions is the mother of all fuck up...!!

CADET...call any time do everything

The three truths...
1.The sea is dangerous
2.There is nobody who could change the law of nature
3.And we make mistakes

They say mariners are bad...i say come to sea and see for yourself...

O God be good to me..thy sea is so wide and my ship is so small..

Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.

I will take a series of compass bearing to determine if risk of collision exists...if risk of collision exists i will sound one short blast and alter my course to starboard...

Smoko...smoking and coffee break

Even if God would let me sail to Judgement Day, I will pass the Cape..!!

-come to sea and see for yourself-

Nautical Studies - Distress Signals


another exam related topics but its a good info for all to share with...

mayday..mayday..mayday...all ship..all ship..all ship..this is nine mike charlie hotel three..

As per International Regulations For Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) stated in Rule 38 and International Code of Signals (INTERCO) under International Maritime Organization, distress can be indicated by any of the following officially sanctioned methods:
  • transmitting a spoken voice Pan-pan, or a Mayday message by radio over very high frequency (shorter range VHF) channel 16 (156.8 MHz) and/or high frequency (longer range HF) on 2182 kHz
  • transmitting a digital distress signal by activating (or pressing) the distress button (or key) on a marine radio equipped with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) over the VHF (channel 70) and/or HF frequency bands.
  • transmitting a digital distress signal by activating (or pressing) the distress button (or key) on a Inmarsat-C satellite internet device
  • sending the Morse code group SOS by light flashes or sounds
  • burning a red flare
  • emitting orange smoke from a canister
  • showing flames on the vessel (as from a burning tar barrel, oil barrel, etc)
  • raising and lowering slowly and repeatedly both arms outstretched to each side
  • making a continuous sound with any fog-signalling apparatus.
  • firing a gun or other explosive signal at intervals of about a minute
  • flying the international maritime signal flags NC (November Charlie)
  • displaying a visual signal consisting of a square flag having above or below it a ball or anything resembling a ball (round or circular in appearance)
In addition, distress can be signalled using automated radio signals, such as from a 406 MHz radio frequency Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). These signals are received and processed by a constellation of satellites known as COSPAS-SARSAT.

-come to sea and see for yourself-

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.

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"I have a diver down.Keep well clear at slow speed."

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 "I am taking in, or discharging, or carrying dangerous goods."


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 "Keep clear of me; I am maneuvering with difficulty."


"I am altering my course to starboard."

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 "I am disabled; communicate with me."

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

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 "I have a pilot on board."


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"I am altering my course to port."

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

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

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"You should stop your vessel instantly."

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

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 "Man overboard"

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  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."

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

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 No single letter meaning

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 "I am operating astern propulsion."


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

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 "You are running into danger."

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 "I require assistance."

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 "I require medical assistance."

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 "Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals."

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 "I am dragging my anchor."

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 "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-