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REPORTING POINT

A mark or position at which a vessel is required to report to establish its position

WAY POINT

A mark or position at which a vessel is required to report to establish its position

DIRECTIONAL LIGHT

A light illuminating a sector or very narrow angle and intended to mark a direction to be followed.

FETCH

  1. The distance across water which a wind or waves have traveled.
  2. To reach a mark without tacking.

DRY BULK

Minerals or grains stored in loose piles moving without mark or count. Examples are potash, industrial sands, wheat, soybeans and peanuts.

AERONAUTICAL BEACON

A visual aid to navigation, displaying flashes of white or colored light or both, used to indicate the location of air- ports, landmarks, and certain points of the Federal airways in mountainous terrain and to mark hazards.

ANCHORAGE MARK

A navigation mark which indicates an anchorage area or defines its limits

BALL

  1. A spherical identifying mark placed at the top of a perch. 2. A time ball

BENCH MARK

A fixed physical object used as reference for a vertical datum. A tidal bench mark is one near a tide station to which the tide staff and tidal datums are referred. A primary tidal bench mark is the principal (o

RECEIVING POINT

A mark or place at which a vessel comes under obligatory entry, transit, or escort procedure

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