Characteristics of a control buoy
- A control buoy is a buoy that marks an area where boating is restricted.
- It's coloured white, with an orange, open-faced circle on two opposite sides and two horizontal orange bands, one above and one below the circles
- a black figure or symbol within the orange circles shows what the restriction is (speed limits, wash restrictions, etc.)
- if it carries a light is shall be yellow and flash once every 4 seconds.