Buoy working gangway (GB)
Alternative term: Buoy port (USA)
Opening in the ship's bulwarks through which buoy chain is led and the buoys and sinkers are embarked. The steelwork in the area is reinforced and a ramp or roller is fitted.
Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)
United States of America
International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM