Georgia Boater Education Course



STANDARD MARINE DISTRESS SIGNALS (DAYTIME USE)


DISTRESS CLOTH

distress cloth
  • Lay a distress cloth on the roof of your boat or fly it from the mast;

DYE MARKER

Dye Marker
  • Use dye markers to release an orange dye into the water marking the area around your boat

CODE FLAGS

Code Flags
  • Fly a code flag with the letter N over the letter C, or with a square either over or under a ball;

ARM SIGNAL

Arm Signal
  • Use your arms to call for help by repeatedly raising and lowering your outstretched arms.

You can also light a handheld orange smoke flare to signal for help.