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Boating Navigation Basics


Navigation lights, buoys, and symbols are important for safe boating as they provide guidance and warnings to boaters. Understanding what each of these means can help boaters navigate waterways safely and avoid collisions.

Navigation lights are used to indicate the position and direction of a vessel at night.

Buoys are floating markers that indicate the location of hazards or obstructions in the water. The color and symbols on buoys indicate their purpose and the type of hazard they are marking.


It's important for boaters to familiarize themselves with navigation lights and buoys, and to always proceed with caution in unfamiliar waters.


For more information on boater safety guidelines, visit the US Coast Guard's website.

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