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The first mark (or buoy) seen by an observer approaching the land from the open sea.

It usually serves to indicate the seaward approach to a harbour, river or estuary.

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Note: In the U.S.A. this is also sometimes called a Sea-Buoy.

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