Special pennant flown to indicate absence of commanding officer, admiral, his chief of staff, or officer whose flag is flying (division, squadron, or flotilla commander).



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BOBBLY

A pennant or flag bearing the owner's colours, mounted on the topsail trunk

SHIFT COLORS

Changing the flag and pennant display when a moored vessel becomes underway, and vice versa. A highly coordinated display that ships take pride in; the desired effect is that of one set of flags vanishing while another set flashes out at precisely the same time.

PENNANT

1) A long streamer of decorative flag bunting. 2) A broad pennant is square and its insignia indicates the owner, club or personage on board.

NET TONNAGE

Net tonnage is the gross tonnage less certain additional spaces such as crew and officer spaces, chart room, and a percentage of the propelling machinery spaces; also see deadweight, displacement, light and displacement, loaded

DANGEROUS CARGO ENDORSEMENT

Endorsement issued by a flag state administration to a certificate of competency of a ship’s officer allowing service on dangerous cargo carriers such as oil tankers, chemical carriers, or gas carriers.

CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS

A certificate issued by a flag administration confirming that the structure, equipment, fittings, arrangements and materials used in the construction of a gas carrier are in compliance with the relevant Gas Code. Such certification may be issued on behalf of the administration by an approved classification society.

WAFT

The signal flag on a vessel.

INGLEFIELD CLIP

A type of clip for attaching a flag to a flag halyard.

BLUEPETER

A blue flag with white square in centre used as ship's signal

OOW

Officer of the Watch

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