82% The average score for this test.
The IALA buoyage systems were created in 1979 by the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) to unify the worlds navigational buoys. While predominately successful, there are still 2 buoyage systems used throughout the world, system A and system B. All the buoys are the same in the 2 systems apart from Lateral buoys and Preferred Channel buoys, which use opposite colours between the two buoyage systems.
IALA Buoyage System A
Used in the majority of the world including Europe, Africa, Australia and most of Asia. Here's a list of some noticable countries that use the IALA System A.
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
- Cape Verde
- New Zealand
IALA Buoyage System B
Used in the Americas, South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and the eastern Pacific.
- United States of America
- South Korea
- British Virgin Islands
Taking a test can be a great way to build on what you have learnt already and build confidence before taking a formal qualification test. The IALA Buoyage Systems test consists of 5 questions randomly chosen from a selection.