In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard
See if you can understand the message which is being sent here,
by using the semaphore alphabet shown below.
You can use the pause and forward buttons to control the movie as you wish.
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A or 1
B or 2
C or 3
D or 4
E or 5
F or 6
G or 7
H or 8
I or 9
When you see the “Numerical” flag it means that everything after is a number. When the letter "J" (Alphabetic) flag is shown in the number, it means that the number is finished and the next sequence is alphabetic.
Semaphore flags are usually red and yellow for signalling between ships at sea and blue and white for signalling to and from land.
N + C
"I am in distress"
Signal Flag Distress Signal
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