Buoy (2)

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A floating and moored object intended as an aid to navigation or to be used for mooring vessels. It may carry additional aids to navigation.


Note: 1 The terms light buoy and lighted buoy refer to a buoy that is fitted with a signal light.


Note: 2 The terms unlighted buoy and blind buoy refer to a buoy that has no signal light.


Note: 3 A buoy used for mooring a vessel is called a mooring buoy. The French term is coffre d'amarrage.




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