Australia is about to introduce in coastal waters a new internationally developed simplified uniform buoyage system. The system, known as the Maritime Buoyage System "A", has been developed by the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities. System "A" will be introduced progressively throughout Australia in the period mid-1978 to mid-1981. Combining cardinal and lateral (red to port), it is based on the existing lateral system used in Australia, but is considerably simplified and is provided with cardinal characteristics to overcome some of the weaknesses inherent in the old lateral system. The revised system, which has the support of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation, will apply to all fixed and floating marks (except lighthouses, sector lights, leading lights and marks and light ships) used to indicate lateral limits of navigable channels, natural dangers and other obstructions such as wrecks, other areas of features of importance to the marine, and new dangers.

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    International Association of Ports and Harbors

    Kotohira-Kaikan Building, 1 Kotohiracho Minato-ku
    Tokyo 105,   Japan 
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00189433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Transport, Canada
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM