illustrated table describing the life-saving signals* shall be readily
available to the officer of the watch of every ship to which this
chapter applies. The signals shall be used by ships or persons in
distress when communicating with lifesaving stations, maritime rescue
units and aircraft engaged in search and rescue operations.
Such lifesaving signals are described in the International Aeronautical
and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual Vol.III, Mobile
Facilities, and illustrated in the International Code of Signals,
as amended pursuant to resolution A.80(IV).