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cardinal mark

cardinal mark is a sea mark (a buoy or other floating or fixed structure) used in maritime pilotage to indicate the position of a hazard and the direction of safe water.

Cardinal marks indicate the direction of safety as a cardinal (compass) direction (north, east, south or west) relative to the mark. This makes them meaningful regardless of the direction or position of the approaching vessel, in contrast to the (perhaps better-known) lateral mark system.

The characteristics and meanings of cardinal marks are as defined by theInternational Association of Lighthouse Authorities.

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Jan 17, 2011 Posted by | arsip lama | | Comments Off on cardinal mark