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Beacons

BEACONS

Beacons

Definition of a Beacon

A fixed man-made navigation mark that can be recognised by its shape, colour, pattern, topmark, or light character, or a combination of these.

    

BEACONS

BEACONS DESCR

 

Description of a Beacon

Can carry a signal light and in this case is termed a light beacon or lighted beacon;

If not fitted with a light it is termed an unlighted or unlit beacon and provides only a day mark;

As a leading line/range or conspicuous radar mark;

It may also carry a topmark.

Source: IALA

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