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A number of areas of contrasting colour separated from one another by straight lines, and used as a distinguishing characteristic for navigation marks. (Fig.67b)

Note 1: The stripes may be vertical, horizontal or oblique.

Note 2: Horizontal stripes are usually called Bands in English and Bander in German.

(Fig. 67c)

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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