International Code of Signals, 2005 Edition (KA994E) (eBook)

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International Code of Signals, 2005 Edition (KA994E) (eBook)

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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

A​​s a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.  

In other words, its role is to create a level playing-field so that ship operators cannot address their financial issues by simply cutting corners and compromising on safety, security and environmental performance. This approach also encourages innovation and efficiency.

Shipping is a truly international industry, and it can only operate effectively if the regulations and standards are themselves agreed, adopted and implemented on an international basis. And IMO is the forum at which this process takes place.

Title: International Code of Signals, 2005 Edition (KA994E) (eBook)
Number of Pages: 197
Product Code: MM1308EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 9789280141986, ISBN 10: 9280141988
Published Date: January 2005
Author: IMO

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