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Alpha

I have a diver down; keep well clear at slow speed.

Bravo

I am taking in, discharging, or carrying dangerous cargo.

Charlie

"Yes" or "affirmative".

Delta

I am maneuvering with difficulty; keep clear.

Echo

I am directing my course to starboard.

Foxtrot

I am disabled; communicate with me.
On aircraft carriers: Flight Operations underway

Golf

I require a pilot.

Hotel

I have a pilot on board

India

Coming alongside/I am directing my course to port.

Juliet

I am on fire and have dangerous cargo; keep clear.

Kilo

I wish to communicate with you.

Lima

You should stop your vessel immediately.

Mike

My vessel is stopped; making no way.

November

No or Negative.

Oscar

Man overboard.

Papa

All personnel return to ship; proceeding to sea (Inport)

Quebec

Boat recall; all boats return to ship./Ship meets health regs; request clearance into port.

Romeo

Preparing to replenish (At sea). Ready duty ship (Inport)

Sierra

Conducting flag hoist drill./Moving astern.

Tango

Do not pass ahead of me./Keep clear; engaged in trawling.

Uniform

You are running into danger.

Victor

I require assistance.

Whiskey

I require medical assistaqnce.

Xray

Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals.

Yankee

Ship has visual communications duty/I am dragging anchor.

Zulu

I require a tug.

Code/Answer

Flag that follows is from the international Code of Signals/Message is understood.

First Substitute

Absence of flag officer or unit commander (Inport).

Second Substitute

Absence of chief of staff (Inport).

Third Substitute

Absence of commanding officer (Inport).

Fourth Substitute

Absence of civil or military official whose flag is flying on this ship.

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