INTERNATIONAL CODE OF SIGNALS                         Page [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ]   Download Full Set  
M - MIKE
My vessel is stopped and making no way through the water.
   
N - NOVEMBER
Negative.
   
O - OSCAR
Man overboard. (often attached to the man overboard pole on boats).
With a sinister hoist, the semaphore flag.
   
P - PAPA
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.
   
Q - QUEBEC
My vessel is 'healthy' and I request free pratique.
   
R - ROMEO
The way is off my ship.
With one or more numerals, distance in nautical miles.
   
S - SIERRA
I am operating astern propulsion.
With one or more numerals, speed in knots.
   
T - TANGO
Keep clear of me; I am engaged in pair trawling.
With four numerals, local time. (The first two denote hours and the rest minutes.)
   
U - UNIFORM
You are running into danger.
   
V - VICTOR
I require assistance.
With one or more numerals, speed in kilometres per hour.
   
W - WHISKEY
I require medical assistance.
   
X - XRAY
Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals.
   
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