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What does a red buoy indicate?

Last Updated: 16th April, 2020

Red and Green buoys andlightsindicate primary channels. If the green horizontalband ison top, the primary channel is the right (starboard).If thered band is on the top, the primary channel is to theleft(port) side. This marker indicates the primary channelis onthe starboard.

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Also question is, what does a red buoy mean?

Many boaters are familiar with the saying,Red,Right, Returning, meaning the position of theredbuoy should be on the right side of the boat (starboard)whenreturning from sea, or heading upstream or toward the originorheadwaters of a water body.

Secondly, what is the purpose of this buoy? Cautionary Buoys are used to warn marinersofdangers such as firing ranges, race courses, seaplanebases,traffic separations, underwater structures and areas where nosafethrough channel exists.

Also asked, what do hazard buoys indicate?

A control buoy indicates speed limits,washrestrictions, etc.; obey the restrictions illustrated withintheorange circle. A hazard buoy marks randomhazardssuch as shoals and rocks. Information concerning thehazardis illustrated within the orange diamond.

What do different colored buoys mean?

Port hand buoys are green andstarboardhand buoys are red. They show which side ofa channelis safest to travel; accordingly, they mark channels orhazards.Generally, green buoys must be passed on the leftside of acraft heading upstream, i.e., against thecurrent.

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