You should stop, I have something important to communicate

Untitled-1This dialogue has been created entirely combining original messages from the semaphore flag waving system. Letters in brackets indicate the flag corresponding to each sentence. 

I am disabled, communicate with me (F) You should stop, I have something important to communicate (L)

My engines are going full speed astern (S)

I require assistance (V)

I have a doctor on board (M) I am carrying mails. (Y)

Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals. (X)

My engines are going full speed astern (S) My vessel is healthy and I request free practique (Q)

Do not pass ahead of me (T) I am disabled, communicate with me (F)

Keep clear of me, I am manoevering with difficulty (D) I am going to send a message by semaphore (J)

You should stop, I have something important to communicate (L)

My engines are going full speed astern (S) Do not pass ahead of me (T) My vessel is healthy and I request free practique (Q)

You should stop, I have something important to communicate (L)

Your lights are out or burning badly (P)

Stop carrying out your intentions and watch for my signals. (X) I am taking on or discharging explosives (B)

My vessel is healthy and I request free practique (Q) Man overboard (O) Man overboard (O) Man overboard (O)

International Marine Signal Flags are international signals used by ships at sea. They can be used to spell out short messages or, more commonly, used individually or in combination they have special meanings. Strung end to end and hung bow to stern from the rigging they are used to dress the ship for ceremonial and festive occasions. For another means of communicating with flags, see the semaphore flag waving system. Artist Kate Neil has created Semaphore, a suggestive multiplatform exploration of human condition inspired by semaphore communications. 

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