J4786 : Fairway Buoy, Belfast Lough

taken 3 years ago, near to Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Fairway Buoy, Belfast Lough
Fairway Buoy, Belfast Lough
A Safe Water Mark, also sometimes known as a Fairway Buoy, is used in maritime pilotage to indicate the end of a channel; it usually implies that open, deep and safe water lies ahead. They are recognisable by their red and white vertical stripes and commonly bear a top-sign in shape of a red ball.

The Belfast Fairway is charted at 5442.32N 542.30W (LinkExternal link Sailing Almanac).
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Geographical Context
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 479 865 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:42.3196N 5:42.3003W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 474 869
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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