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The use of the yellow quarantine flag in the Philippines is prescribed in Administrative Order No. 118-C (s. 1992), aka Revised Quarantine Rules and Regulations, as follows:

A. General Sanitation Requirements for Port of Entry

1. Inspection of Vessels
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d. Requirements for Vessels to be Inspected
Any vessel subject to quarantine inspection shall be considered in quarantine until given a pratique. Such vessel shall fly a yellow flag at its foremast, drop its anchor at the designated quarantine anchorage, put down its accommodation ladder, wait for the Quarantine Medical Officer and give the conveyance a proper shelter or lee in stormy weather while he is boarding and leaving the vessel. The Quarantine Medical Officer has the authority to delay quarantine inspection of a vessel until the above conditions are complied with."
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3. Detention of Vessel in Quarantine
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b. Requirements of Vessel in Detention
No direct contact shall be allowed between any person in the vessel in quarantine and any person from the outside. Such vessel shall fly the yellow flag while under detention in quarantine.

Source: http://www.medco.gov.ph/ciqs/quarantine-h.htm

Ivan Sache, 7 January 2007