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IALA buoyage system

Queensland uses an internationally recognised uniform coding system of navigation marks known as the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) buoyage system 'A'.

This system uses 5 different types of marks to distinguish safe navigation.

The 5 marks are:


Example of a port beacon
with navigational advice.
example of a port beacon with navigational advice
Example of a starboard buoy.

example of a starboard buoy


Last updated
04 July 2013