Emergency Wreck Buoys - Sailing Markers


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Emergency Wreck Buoys


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

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.

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