Object Class: Beacon, cardinal


Acronym: BCNCAR (P)

Code: 5

Set Attribute_A: *BCNSHP; *CATCAM; *COLOUR; #COLPAT; CONDTN; CONVIS; CONRAD; DATEND; DATSTA; ELEVAT; HEIGHT; MARSYS; NATCON; NOBJNM; OBJNAM; PEREND; PERSTA; STATUS; VERACC; VERDAT; VERLEN;

Set Attribute_B: INFORM; NINFOM; NTXTDS; PICREP; SCAMAX; SCAMIN; TXTDSC;

Set Attribute_C: RECDAT; RECIND; SORDAT; SORIND;

Definition:

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).

A cardinal beacon is used in conjunction with the compass to indicate where the mariner may find the best navigable water. It is placed in one of the four quadrants (North, East, South and West), bounded by inter-cardinal bearings from the point marked. (UKHO NP 735, 5th Edition)

References:

INT 1: IQ 130.3;

M-4: 461;

Remarks:

Topmark, light, fog signal, radar reflector and retro-reflector are separate objects.

Distinction: daymark; beacon lateral; beacon safe water; beacon isolated danger; beacon special purpose/general;