International Code of Signals (KB994E) - 2005 Edition

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Published Date:
January 2005
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300 mm
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220 mm
Weight:
1.3 kg
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Codes of signals have been published since the beginning of the 19th century to provide mariners with an internationally accepted, common system for communication at sea. Each signal within the International Code of Signals has a complete meaning, which ensures that specific situations related to safety can be clearly communicated through various means, even when language difficulties arise.

IMO MSC-MEPC.2/Circ.2 stipulates that International Code of Signals and IAMSAR Manual Volume III are for emergency use and should always be available on board ships in the form of hard copy.

Since its first edition, published in 1965, amendments to the Code have been adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) resulting in four subsequent editions. The fourth edition of the Code (2005 edition) incorporated all amendments up to MSC 73 in December 2000. The International Code of Signals has not been amended since its fourth edition and this current edition comprises only minor editorial improvements and a new cover. Therefore, both the 2005 edition and this edition of the Code are considered equally valid.

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

Number of Pages:
197
ISBN:
9789280141986
Published Date:
January 2005
Binding Format:
Paperback
Book Height:
300 mm
Book Width:
220 mm
Weight:
1.3 kg
Author:

IMO

Publication Date:
January 2005
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