Two buoys mored not abreast in a channel

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No English Term (2009: Staggered buoys)

Term applied to buoys moored on either hand of the path of shipping in a channel, such that port hand and starboard hand buoys are not abreast but occur alternately at nearly equal intervals of distance. (Fig. 55b)

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Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

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International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM