Object Class: Beacon, special purpose/general


Acronym: BCNSPP (P)

Code: 9

Set Attribute_A: *BCNSHP; *CATSPM; *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 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 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. (UKHO NP 735, 5th Edition)

Beacon in general: A beacon whose appearance or purpose is not adequately known.

References:

INT 1: IQ 130.6;

M-4: 456.4;

Remarks:

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

Distinction: daymark; beacon lateral; beacon safe water; beacon isolated danger; beacon cardinal; distance mark;