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Emergency Wreck Buoys

Placed above, or as close to, new wrecks and underwater hazards

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The same characteristics in both IALA buoyage systems, Emergency Wreck buoys are placed above, or as close to, new wrecks and under water hazards. They remain in position until the hazard is surveyed, published in nautical charts, and a permanent buoy is in position. As such, emergency buoys do not have a chart icon as they're never published in nautical charts.

Emergency Wreck Sailing Mark
Colour Vertical Blue & Yellow stripes
Shapes Pillar, Spar
Top Marks If a top mark is fitted, it is a standing cross
Lights Alternating blue and yellow lights
Chart Symbol Emergency Wrecks are temporary markers and so do not have a chart symbol