Dan buoy

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Alternative term: Dahn buoy

A buoy which is fixed at the upper end of the buoy mooring chain to prevent its loss during the time the buoy is out of position. It is not an aid to navigation.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALAInternational Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM Dictionary edition (1970-1989)