Last modified: 2008-09-13 by ivan sache
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The warning flags used on the beaches of the Principality of Monaco are
prescribed in Law #1.198 of 27 March 1998 (Code de la Mer - Code of
the Sea), to be enforced as prescribed in Sovereign Decree #14.167 of
5 October 1999. Sovereign Decree #14.872 of 4 May 2001 includes
amendments, but the flag-related part of the previous Decree was not
modified. The only change was in the numbering of the articles,
Article 0750-1.4 being transformed into Article 0751-1.4.
The meaning of the warning flags is quite the same as on the French beaches.
Section VII. On the police of territorial waters and inner waters.
Title V. On the practice of sea-bathing and watersports
Chapter I. On the practice of sea-bathing
The beaches and places where bathing is watched are signalled to the public by:
- a visible signal mast, white, of a height depending on the area of the beach or of the bathing place;
- signals to be hoisted on the mast:
- a bright red flag, shaped as an isoscele triangle, this signal hoisted on top of the mast meaning "bathing forbidden";
- an orange-yellow flag, of the same shape, this signal hoisted on top of the mast meaning "bathing dangerous";
- a green flag, of the same shape, this signal hoisted on top of the mast meaning "no particular danger".
These flags shall not bear any symbol or writing. The lack of flag means that watching is over. The signal mast shall not bear any emblem but the aforementioned signals.
Ivan Sache, 21 June 2008
Red flag: Bathing is forbidden - Image by Ivan Sache, 21 June 2008
Orange flag: Bathing is dangerous - Image by Ivan Sache, 21 June 2008
Green flag: Bathing is not dangerous - Image by Ivan Sache, 21 June 2008