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International Code of Signals, 2005 Edition (IA994E)

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The Code is intended for communications between ships, aircraft and authorities ashore during situations related essentially to the safety of navigation and persons; it is especially useful when language difficulties arise. The Code is suitable for transmission by all means of communication, including radiotelephony and radiotelegraphy.

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This edition of the Code incorporates all amendments adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee up to 2000.

Chapter I Explanations and general remarks

Chapter II Definitions

Chapter III Methods of signalling

Chapter IV General instructions

Chapter V Flag signalling

Chapter VI Flashing light signalling

Chapter VII Sound signalling

Chapter VIII Radiotelephony

Chapter IX Morse signalling by hand-flags or arms

Chapter X Morse symbols – phonetic tables – procedure signals

Chapter XI Single-letter signals

Chapter XII Single-letter signals with complements

Chapter XIII Single-letter signals between ice-breaker and assisted vessels

Chapter XIV Identification of medical transports in armed conflict and permanent identification of rescue craft

General section

I Distress – emergency

Abandon

Accident – doctor – injured / sick

Aircraft – Helicopter

Assistance

Boats – rafts

Disabled – drifting – sinking

Distress

Position

Search and rescue

Survivors

II Casualties – damages

Collision

Damages – repairs

Diver – underwater operations

Fire – explosion

Grounding – beaching – refloating

Leak

Towing – Tugs

III Aids to navigation – navigation – hydrography

Aids to navigation

Bar

Bearings

Canal – channel – fairway

Course

Dangers to navigation – warnings

Depth – draught

Electronic navigation

Mines – minesweeping

Navigation lights – searchlight

Navigating and steering instructions

Tide

IV Manoeuvres

Ahead – astern

Alongside

To anchor – anchor(s) – anchorage

Engines – propeller

Landing – boarding

Manoeuvre

Proceed – under way

Speed

Stop – heave to

V Miscellaneous

Cargo – ballast

Crew – persons on board

Fishery

Pilot

Port – harbour

Miscellaneous

VI Meteorology – weather

Clouds

Gale – storm – tropical storm

Ice – Icebergs

Ice-breaker

Atmospheric pressure – temperature

Sea – swell

Visibility – fog

Weather – Weather forecast

Wind

VII Routeing of ships

VIII Communications

Acknowledge – answer

Calling

Cancel

Communicate

Exercise

Reception – transmission

Repeat

IX International Health Regulations

Pratique messages

Tables of complements

Medical section

Table of contents

Instructions

I Request for medical assistance

II Medical advice

Tables of complements

Medical index

Appendices

Appendix 1 – Distress signals

Appendix 2 – Tables of signalling flags

Appendix 3 – Table of life-saving signals

Appendix 4 – Radiotelephone procedures

General index

Title: International Code of Signals, 2005 Edition (IA994E)
Number of Pages: 197
Product Code: 4410m051
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280141986, ISBN 10: 9280141988
Published Date: January 2005
Weight: 1.05 kg
Author: IMO

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