Item Type : Feature
Domain : IHO Hydro
AlphaCode : BCNSPP
FeatureName: Beacon, special purpose/general
Alias : BCNSPP
CamelCase : Unspecified
Use Type : Geographic
Definition : A special purpose beacon is primarily used to indicate an area or feature, the nature of which is apparent from reference to a chart, Sailing Directions or Notices to Mariners (UKHO NP 735, 5th Edition). Beacon in general: A beacon whose appearance or purpose is not adequately known.
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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 : BCNSPP
Predecessor : -