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ICE BUOY

A sturdy buoy, usually a metal spar, used to replace a more easily damaged buoy during a period when heavy ice is anticipated.

HIGH FOCAL PLANE BUOY

A type of lighted buoy in which the light is mounted exceptionally high above the surface of the sea

BELL

The type of buoy with a large bell and hanging hammers that sound by wave action.

MOORING BUOY

A buoy secured to a permanent anchor sunk deeply into the bottom.

JUNCTION BUOY

A buoy which, when viewed from a vessel approaching from the open sea or in the same direction as the main stream of flood current, or in the direction established by appropriate author- ity, indicates the place at which two channels meet.

LARGE NAVIGATIONAL BUOY

A large buoy designed to take the place of a lightship where construction of a

LNB

A large buoy designed to take the place of a lightship where construction of an offshore light station i

LIGHT-FLOAT

A buoy having a boat-shaped body. Light-floats are usually unmanned and are used instead of smaller lighted buoys in waters where strong currents are experienced

BUOY

An anchored float used for marking a position on the water or a hazard or a shoal and for mooring.

LIGHTED BUOY

A buoy exhibiting a light

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