The Significance of Maritime Flags in Shipping: Part 2
In addition to the flags used to indicate the nationality of a ship, and to communicate the ship's status and intentions, flags are used for communications between ships and between ships and shore, there are also a number of special flags used for specific purposes. These include the flags used to indicate the presence of a pilot on board, the flags used to indicate that a ship is carrying hazardous cargo, and the flags used to indicate the presence of a doctor on board.
In conclusion, the significance of maritime flags in the shipping industry cannot be overstated. They serve as a means of communication between ships and between ships and shore and play a critical role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of ships.