Object Class: Beacon, safe water


Acronym: BCNSAW (P)

Code: 8

Set Attribute_A: *BCNSHP; *COLOUR; #COLPAT; CONDTN; CONRAD; CONVIS; 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 safe water 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 safe water beacon may be used to indicate that there is navigable water around the mark. (UKHO NP735, 5th Edition)

References:

INT 1: IQ 130.5;

M-4: 456.4;

Remarks:

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

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