What does flag R mean?

The code flag R “Romeo” means ‘I have received your signal. ‘ International Marine Signal Flags are international signals used by ships at sea. They can be used to spellout short messages, or more commonly, used individually.

How do you use flag codes?

Code Flags and the Phonetic Alphabet

  1. A – Alpha. Divers Down.
  2. E – Echo. Altering course to starboard.
  3. I – India. I am altering course to port.
  4. M – Mike. My vessel is stopped and making no way through the water.
  5. Q – Quebec. My vessel is healthy and I request free practique.
  6. U – Uniform.
  7. Y – Yankee.
  8. Repeater 1.

What is a code flag?

Definition of code flag : one of the flags patterned for maximum visibility that are used to exchange messages between ships at sea, the distinctive pattern of each flag symbolizing a particular letter, word, or phrase.

What do two flag signals mean?

Two-flag signals are mostly distress and maneuvering signals. Three-flag signals are for points of the compass, relative bearings, standard times, verbs, punctuation, also general code and decode signals. Four-flags are used for geographical signals, names of ships, bearings, etc.

What does flags R over Y mean?

Romeo-Yankee (R over Y) proceed at slow speed when passing.

How do you respond to a flag signal?

The answering pennant is used as a decimal point when sending numeric data. Close up (top of mast), the receiving vessel indicates she understands the hoist. At the end of the signal it indicates that the message is complete.

What does R over Y flag mean?

What does the flag R with one or more numbers represent?

International Code Signal Letters

Letter Meaning
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.

What do these flags R over Y as displayed above mean?

Is there a quarantine flag?

noun Nautical. a yellow flag, designating the letter Q in the International Code of Signals: flown by itself to signify that a ship has no disease on board and requests a pratique, or flown with another flag to signify that there is disease on board ship.

Is the Blue Peter flag still used?

Often said to be a corruption of “blue repeater”, there is actually no signal flag that goes by that designation. The use of the flag to spell the letter “P” dates from 1857 and so cannot have played a role in the origin of the term.