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Cardinal marks

(exctraction from Regulations about marks and the way of marking of fairways in the internal sea waters and territorial sea of the Republic of Croatia)

By Cardinal (basic) marking system the following is marked:

  • deepest waters on the side which has this mark;
  • safe sides when passing a danger; this system is also used for marking of an important place of a channel (curve, junction, bi-furcation or end of shallow waters).

Cardinal (basic) marks are named according to quadrants in which they are placed and indicate that one should pass on determined side of the mark.

NAUTICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CARDINAL MARKS

CARINAL MARKS N QUADRANT E QUADRANT S QUADRANT W QUADRANT
SHAPE OF MARK Pillar or spar Pillar or spar Pillar or spar Pillar or spar
COLOUR OF MARK Black above yellow Black with a single broad horizontal yellow band Yellow above black Yellow with a single broad horizontal black band
TOPMARK 2 black cones, one above the other, points upwards 2 black cones, one above the other, base to base 2 black cones, one above the other, points upwards 2 black cones, one above the other, point to point
COLOUR OF LIGHT White White White White
CHARACTER OF LIGHT VQ
or
Q
VQ (3) every 5s
or
Q (3) every 10s
VQ (6) + L Fl every 10s
or
Q (6) + L Fl every 15s
VQ (9) every 10s
or
Q (9) every 15s

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