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A buoy marking an isolated danger to navigation, such as a rock, shoal or sunken wreck



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CARDINAL BUOY

A seamark, i.e. a buoy, indicating the north, east, south or west from a fixed point, e.g. a wreck

BUOY

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

WRECK BUOY

A buoy marking the position of a wreck. It is usually placed on the seaward or channel side of the wreck and as near to the wreck as conditions will permit. To avoid confusion in some situations, two buoys may be used to mark the wreck.

OBSTRUCTION

An object such as a wreck, net, etc., which blocks a fairway, route, etc.

BELL

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

SHOAL

A shallow water that is a hazard to navigation.

WRECK

A vessel which has been destroyed or sunk or abandoned at sea

MOORING BUOY

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

ANCHORAGE BUOY

A buoy which marks the limits of an anchorage

UNLIT

When the light characteristics of a buoy or a lighthouse are inoperative

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