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Old September 2nd, 2007, 02:31 PM
lovetoleave lovetoleave is offline
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lovetoleave wrote:
I can't stand it, Geoff - what is '3 shorts and a long'???!!??

Ships when they leave port typically blow the whistle 3 sorts and a long as a way of saying goodbye.

actually it is a Manoeuvring and Warning Signal under the International Collision regulations act

Wow, thanks, I never knew that..I always thought ir was just a friendly "bye-bye". I can't wait for this subject to come up at my table on my next cruise!
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