Object Class: Buoy, cardinal
Acronym: BOYCAR (P)
Set Attribute_A: *BOYSHP; *CATCAM; *COLOUR; #COLPAT; CONRAD; DATEND; DATSTA; MARSYS; NATCON; NOBJNM; OBJNAM; PEREND; PERSTA; STATUS; VERACC; VERLEN;
Set Attribute_B: INFORM; NINFOM; NTXTDS; PICREP; SCAMAX; SCAMIN; TXTDSC;
Set Attribute_C: RECDAT; RECIND; SORDAT; SORIND;
A buoy is a floating object moored to the bottom in a particular place, as an aid to navigation or for other specific purposes. (IHO Dictionary S-32 5th Edition, 565).
A cardinal buoy 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)
INT 1: IQ 130.3;
M-4: 461; 462.5, 462.6;
Topmark, light, fog signal, radar reflector and retro-reflector are separate objects.
Distinction: buoy lateral; buoy safe water; buoy isolated danger; buoy special purpose/general; mooring/warping facility;