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Old 07-26-2015, 09:29 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Donsan View Post
Excuse my ignorance but what does the red flag mean?
Red Flag is a euphemism for Hazardous/ Explosive Cargo. The international signal is the Bravo Flag, Or an all around red light.
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However, this is a misnomer, since the signals are often misused by Tug and Barge workers who leave the flag up when simply moving the product. It actually only is needed to be displayed when transferring the product at a terminal or to another vessel.

In any case, if you see a barge (or a ship) with the Red signal, stay away. The fumes can kill ya.
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