What Does Ship Sound Signal Of Ship Horn Mean?

Usually, the horns are to be sounded when ships meet, the horns are to be sounded when the ships enter and depart from the port, and the horns are required to be sounded when sailing in fog,The horns are mainly used for communication. between ships and ports, and also serve as a warning.In fact, a sound signal is a special sound signal made by a motor boat to express its own intentions, actions, or when other ships or rafts need to pay attention.

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Below are the various ship sound signals we have compiled

  1. A short tone said-our ship is turning to the right;
  2. Two short sounds indicate —- our ship is turning to the left;
  3. Three short sounds indicate —- our ship is reversing or has a tendency to move backwards;
  4. Four short voices said —- I do not agree with your request;
  5. Five short sounds —- doubt whether the other party has taken sufficient evasive action, and warn the other party to pay attention.
  6. A long voice expresses-“My ship is about to leave the berth”, “My ship is about to cross”, requesting the attention of incoming or nearby ships;
  7. Two long sounds indicate —- our ship wants to berth or our ship requires to pass through the lock;
  8. Three long voices said —- someone fell into the water! ! !
  9. One long and one short sound —- our ship will turn to the right;
  10. One long and two short sounds indicate —- our ship will turn left;
  11. One long and three short sounds —- the tugboat informs the towed ship and the raft to pay attention;
  12. Two long and one short beep means-the overtaking ship requires to pass from the starboard side of the forward ship;
  13. Two long and two short sounds indicate that the overtaking ship requires to pass through the port side of the forward ship.
  14. One long, one short and one long sound —-I hope to contact your ship;
  15. One long, one short, one long and one short screaming—our ship agrees to your ship’s requirements;
  16. One long, two short and one long sound —- request the incoming ship to agree to our ship’s passage;
  17. One short, one long and one short sound —- request the other ship to slow down or stop;
  18. One short and one long sound means —- our ship has slowed down or stopped;
    19.Two short and one long sound means —- our ship is a passenger ferry.

In addition to the various types of sound signals mentioned above, occasionally the ship’s whistle will be sounded for one minute to express salute, warning, condolences, etc.

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