Bifurcation

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The point at which a channel divides into two when viewed from a vessel approaching from the open sea or in the same direction as the main stream of flood tide or in the direction established by the appropriate authority.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM