Aids to Navigation
Non-Lateral Informational and Regulatory Markers
Regulatory or informational markers are used to advise you of situations, dangers, or directions. They may indicate shoals, swim areas, speed zones, etc. They can be easily identified by the orange bands on the top and bottom of each buoy.
Boat Exclusion Area:
Explanation may be placed outside the crossed diamond shape, such as dam, rapids, swim area, etc.
The nature of danger may be indicated inside the diamond shape, such as rock, wreck, shoal, dam, etc.
Type of control is indicated in the circle, such as slow, no wake, anchoring, etc.
For displaying information such as directions, distances, locations, etc.
Buoy used to display regulatory markers.
May show white light and/or may be lettered.