lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

Merchant Vessel 1

merchant vessel is a ship that transports cargo or passengers. The closely related term commercial vessel is defined by theUnited States Coast Guard as any vessel (i.e. boat or ship) engaged in commercial trade or that carries passengers for hire. This would exclude pleasure craft that do not carry passengers for hire or warships.

Merchant ships names are prefixed by which kind of vessel they are: 

  • MV = Motor Vessel
  • SS = Steam Ship
  • MT = Motor Tanker or Motor Tug Boat
  • MSV = Motor Stand-by Vessel
  • MY = Motor Yacht
  • RMS = Royal Mail Ship
  • RRS = Royal Research Ship
  • SV = Sailing Vessel (although these can be sub coded as type of sailing vessel)
  • LPG = Gas carrier transporting liquefied petroleum gas
  • LNG = Gas carrier transporting liquefied natural gas
  • CS = Cable Ship or Cable layer
  • RV = Research Vessel
  • MFV = Motor Fishing Vessel

Merchant Ship types II

miércoles, 11 de marzo de 2015


Alphabet Flags

Diver below (when stationary); I am undergoing a speed trial B - I am taking on or discharging explosives C - (affirmative) D - keep clear of me, I am manoevering with difficulty E - I am altering my course to starboard F - I am disabled, communicate with me
A-Alpha B-Bravo C-Charlie D-Delta E-Echo F-Foxtrot
G - I require a pilot H - I have a pilot on board I - I am altering my course to port  J - I am going to send a message by semaphore K - you should stop your vessel instantly L - you should stop, I have something important to communicate
G-golf H-hotel I-India J-Juliet K-Kilo L-Lima
M - I have a doctor on board N - no (negative) O - man overboard P - the Blue Peter - all aboard, vessel is about to proceed sea. (At sea) your lights are out or burning badly Q - my vessel is healthy and I request free practique R - the way is off my ship. You may feel you way past me
M-Mike N-November O-Oscar P-Papa Q-Quebec R-Romeo
S - my engines are going full speed astern T - do not pass ahead of me U - you are standing into danger V - I require assistance (not distress) W - I require medical assistance X - stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals
S-Sierra T-Tango U-Uniform V-Victor W-Whisky X-X-Ray
Y - I am carrying mails Z - to be used to address or call shore stations
Y-Yankee Z-Zulu

Answering Pennant

Code and answering pennant.

Numeric Pennants

0 1 2 3
0 1 2 3
4 5 6 7
4 5 6 7
8 9
8 9

Substitute Pennants

substitute 1 substitute 2 substitute 3
substitute 1 substitute 2 substitute 3
The first substitute repeats the upper flag or pennant of a hoist, the second substitute repeats the second flag or pennant, and so on.