Articulated beacon

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A floating mark secured to a sinker, either directly through a joint or by a cable that is held in tension by the buoyancy of the mark. The buoyancy chamber is normally below the surface of the sea.

Note 1:

The terms resilient beacon, buoyant beacon and elastic beacon have been used with this meaning, but their continued use is not recommended.

Note 2:

When the connection to the sinker is by a universal joint and the aid carries a light, the term articulated light is sometimes used. This usage is deprecated.

Note 3:

This term was previously 8-4-065 Buoyant beacon - EEP19 Report (section AOB) refers.