Safe water mark buoys
Safe Water marks serve to indicate that there is navigable water all round the mark and do not mark a danger. Safe water marking can be used for fairway, mid-channel, centre line or landfall marks.
This mark may also be used to indicate channel entrance, port or estuary approach, or landfall. The light rhythm may also be used to indicate best point of passage under bridges.
Colour of safe water marks
Buoys are coloured red and white.
A class 2 safe water mark buoy
The modular superstructure for a type 1 safe water mark buoy
Buoys are available for hire, contact us for more information.
Colour, shape and light
SAFE WATER MARK
|Colour||Red and white vertical stripes|
|Shape of buoy||Spherical; pillar or spar with spherical topmark|
|Top-mark (if any)||Single red sphere|
|Light (when fitted)|
|Rhythm||Isophase, occulting, one long flash every 10s or Morse “A”|