A distinctively marked vessel anchored or moored at a charted point, to serve as an aid to navigation. By night, it displays a characteristic light(s) and is usually equipped with other devices, such as fog signal, submarine sound signal, and radio-beacon, to assist navigation.
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IHO Hydrographic Dictionary, English
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The light(s), fog signal etc. of a light vessel are separate features, handled as with buoys, beacons, etc.
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Standardize Item Name. Add alias. Add definition source, reference and similarity. Add INT1 and S-4 references. Add distinctions.
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