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Starboard hand buoy / red buoy / Starboard Lateral Buoy

What is a starboard hand buoy?

Starboard hand buoy / Starboard lateral buoy / Starboard buoy

  • A starboard hand buoy marks the starboard (right) side of a channel or where a danger is located.
  • It must be kept on the starboard (right) side of a pleasure craft when proceeding upstream direction.
  • It is coloured red.
  • If the starboard buoy has a light, the color of the light is red.
  • Its top is cone-shaped
  • and if it is numbered, it bears an even number. 

red buoy

Starboard hand buoy at night

Starboard hand buoy at night - lights

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