Posted by Martin Honor on March 19, 2020 at 07:10:30 user MartinH.
In Reply to: Is anyone isolated due to the virus? Fly your 'Q' flag now! posted by Magnus Smith on March 18, 2020 at 00:04:39:
The international code of signals has changed the meaning of some flags since WH. Flag "Q" now means my vessel is healthy and I wish free access to the port. Generally taken as an invitation for Customs and the Port Health Authorities to come aboard and inspect. On completion of these formalities the flag is hauled down.
As far as I recall, (I don't have a full copy of the code to hand) "QQ" flown by a vessel entering harbour indicates there is an infectious disease on board, and "L" flown alongside indicates the vessel is quarantined.
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