Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

Share Your Knowledge & Experience with us:


P.Box 76067

Nea Smyrni, PC 17101

Athens, Greece



Incorrect Warning Signs

Posted 9/29/2018

Several warnings are usually placed on board to inform seafarers about the location of safety equipment, firefighting equipment.

However when warnings are placed should comply with the IMO has established some mandatory colours for notification in A .952, A.760(18), MSC/Circ.1050. The same practice should be used when notes are painted on board to provide some information, e.g. SOPEP equipment, battery room.


Therefore the following colours should be used for marking:


Green: Safety Information 

Blue: Mandatory 

Red: Firefighting Information 

Yellow: Hazard & warnings

Black: Information