Watch Buoy (2)

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Alternative term: Station Buoy (U.S.A.)

An unlighted buoy established in the vicinity of a lightship (or, in the U.S.A. and Germany, of an important lighted buoy) as a reference point in case the lightship or buoy should be dragged off station.

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