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A

Alfa - A = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . - )Burgee flag= White at hoist, blue at the fly.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "Undergoing speed trial" (Kerchove).

B

Bravo - B = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( - . . . ) Burgee flag= Red. When hoisted singly from a ship it means " I am discharging / loading explosives or flammable substances". Still widely used when bunkering.

BRIDGE-PORT

The foremost port, used for stowing.

C

Charlie - C = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( - . - . )Flag= Horizontally divided in 5 stripes. Blue above and under, red in the middle between two white ones.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "YES- Affirmative".

D

Delta. D = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( - . - )Flag= Blue central horizontal stripe with smaller yellow strip above and under.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I am maneuvering with difficulty. (Similar fog signal.)

DISCH

Discharge

DOOR GUSSET

Strengthening on the two top corners of shipping containers.

DUCT KEEL

Tunnel which accommodates pipelines and runs longitudinally alongh the centre line of a ship.

E

Echo- E = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . )Flag= Blue over red.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I am altering my course to starboard.

F

Fox trot. F = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . . - . ) Flag= Red diamond on white background.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I am disabled. Communicate with me." ( Kerchove)

FIDLEY COVER

Small hatch in the fidley deck around the stack and uptakes. Generally closed by grating and steel covers.

FLEMISH COIL

(See FRENCH-FAKE.)

FQI

Fuel Quantity Indicator Floristic Quality Index (ecological index) FQI Fuel Quantity Indicator FQI Federal Quality Institute FQI Fibre Quality Index (textiles) FQI Food Quality Indicator FQI Final Quality Inspection (Mazda Motor Corp.) ...

G

Golf - G = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( - - . )Flag= Six yellow and blue vertical bars.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I require a pilot." . Still widely used.

GRAPPLE

Attachment to a crane which consists of a pair of large pincers at the end of a wire.

H

Hotel - H = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . . . . )Flag= Vertically divided in two : white at the hoist, red at the fly.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I have a pilot on board." . Still widely used.

HATCH COAMING

Steel surround to a hatchway vertically to the deck for preventing water ingress into the hold and to lessen risk for persons.

I

India - I = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . . )Flag= Black disk on yellow ground.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I am altering my course to port." (Kerchove)

J

Juliet - J = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( . - - - )Flag= Horizontally divided in three with white in the middle and blue up and down.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "I am going to send a semaphore signal." (Kerchove)

K

Kilo - K = signal letter and flag. Morse = ( - . - )Flag= Vertically divided with yellow at the hoist, blue at the fly.When hoisted singly from a ship it means "Stop your vessel immediately." (Kerchove)

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