Buoy


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BUOY. A piece of wood, or an empty barrel, floating on the water, to show the place where it is shallow, to indicate the danger there is to navigation. The act of Congress, approved the 28th September, 1850, enacts, " that all buoys along the coast, in bays, harbors, sounds, or channels, shall be colored and numbered, so that passing up the coast or sound, or entering the bay, harbor or channel, red buoys with even numbers, shall be passed on the starboard hand, black buoys, with uneven numbers, on the port hand, and buoys with red and black stripes on either hand. Buoys in channel ways to be colored with alternate white and black perpendicular stripes."

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He fastened the straps for her, then, with the pistol belt, buckled himself across one shoulder to the outside of the buoy.
For half an hour they maintained silence, Duncan, his head resting on the arm that was on the buoy, seemed asleep.
The end of the rope was carefully lashed to it; and, left solely to the rise and fall of the billows, the buoy would not sensibly deviate from the spot.
The buoy is the middle ground mark in the entrance to Queens Channel in Liverpool Bay.
The buoy arrived from Boston, in the USA, on a misty Christmas morning in 1999 with its warning bell ringing.
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Peel Ports, which operates the Port of Liverpool, said it was planned to move the buoy back to the Mersey.
Al Mafras buoy, which was built by founding father Shahin al Asiri upon the British's suggestions, is still regarded as Doha's official entrance by sea.
The Direct Drive System provides power from the differential motion between the buoy float and a submerged resistant plate.
e Bunker Buoy instant chat mode also allows the yacht's captain to go through each detail of the enquiry with the individual fuel suppliers without leaving the Bunker Buoy app.
2m OSIL Dredge Monitoring Buoys, equipped with multi parameter Hydrolab DS5X sondes.
As we reached our first launch point, I looked down at the ACIP and saw an AWAY light on the SONO LAUNCH pushbutton, heard the good sound of air flow, then glanced in the side-view mirror as the buoy left the launcher.