Superstructure (of a buoy, usually lighted)

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Alternative term: Cage (U.S.A.)

That part of the buoy built on top of the body of the buoy and used as a daymark or part thereof and usually to support the light or a topmark or a radar reflector, or a combination of these.

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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