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.
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IALA Maritime Bouyage System (NP 735)
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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.
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Amend Feature Name. Amend definition; and add definition reference and similarity. Add INT1 and S-4 references; and add distinctions.
On behalf of the IHO Member States, the International Hydrographic Bureau would like to thank Korea Hydrographic and
Oceanographic Agency(KHOA) of the Republic of Korea for giving active support in the development of the S-100 GI Registry