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What is his Fog Signal?

(all sounded on the ships whistle and at 2 minutes except for a vessel at anchor and aground which sound their fog signal not exceeding 1 minute)

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A power driven vessel sounds either

2 Prolonged blasts if Underway
or
1 Prolonged blast if Making way
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A hampered vessel sounds 1 prolonged blast followed by 2 short blasts (Morse "D")
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A boat being towed sounds 1 prolonged blast followed by 3 short blasts (Morse "B")
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A pilot vessel can if he wishes sound his identity signal of 4 short blasts (Morse "H")
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An oil-rig sounds 2 short blasts followed by 1 long blast (Morse "U")
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A vessel at anchor UNDER 100 metres sounds

A rapid ringing on the bell for 5 seconds
at intervals not exceeding one minute
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A vessel at anchor OVER 100 metres sounds

A rapid ringing on the bell for 5 seconds followed by
A rapid ringing on the gong for 5 seconds
at intervals not exceeding one minute
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A vessel at anchor can sound a warning signal of
1 short - 1 prolonged - 1 short blast on the ships whistle (Morse "R")
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A vessel aground UNDER 100 metres sounds

3 distinct strokes on the bell followed by
A rapid ringing on the bell for 5 seconds followed by
3 distinct strokes on the bell
at intervals not exceeding one minute
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A vessel aground OVER 100 metres sounds

3 distinct strokes on the bell followed by
A rapid ringing on the bell for 5 seconds followed by
3 distinct strokes on the bell followed by
A rapid ringing on the gong for 5 seconds
at intervals not exceeding one minute
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A short blast is 1 second in length

A Prolonged blast is between 4 - 6 seconds in length

The maximum distance you can hear a whistle is 2 miles

The whistles frequency lies between 70 - 700Hz

Length of vessel in metres Frequency
   
200 metres or more in length 70 - 200Hz
75 - 200 metres in length 130 - 350Hz
up to 75 metres in length 250 - 700Hz

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