Chequers (G.B.)

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An arrangement of different colours, usually black and white or red and white, arranged in alternate squares in the pattern of a chess-board.

This arrangement is used in some countries as an additional distinguishing character for buoys. (Fig.67a)

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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