Item Type : Feature
Domain : IHO Hydro
AlphaCode : BCNLAT
FeatureName: Beacon, lateral
Alias : BCNLAT
CamelCase : Unspecified
Use Type : Geographic
Definition : A lateral beacon is used to indicate the port or starboard hand side of the route to be followed. They are generally used for well defined channels and are used in conjunction with a conventional direction of buoyage.
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Remarks : A beacon is a prominent specially constructed object forming a conspicuous mark as a fixed aid to navigation or for use in hydrographic survey (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition, 420). Topmark, light, fog signal, radar reflector and retro-reflector are separate objects.
Management Details
Proposal Type : Addition
Submitting Organization : unknown
Proposed Change : NULL
Justification : NULL
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Accepted : 2000-11-01
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Successor : BCNLAT
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