floating aid

floating aid

[¦flōd·iŋ ′ād]
(navigation)
A buoy serving as an aid to navigation, secured in its charted position by a mooring.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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One of the cubs even needs a specially designed floating aid for his poorly leg.
Michael, who lives in Whitley Bay, paints a work every year for the TVLB watchhouse museum, where the cask and barrels, used as floating aids by seamen from the wrecked Journeeks are on show.
They also revealed that some passengers drowned after surviving the crash, unaware that their seats doubled as floating aids.
A cask and barrels, used as floating aids by seamen from the wrecked Russian vessel Journeeks in 1901 are also in the museum collection.
A damning report into the accident said the pilots, who survived, failed to follow basic procedures and some passengers drowned as they were unaware that seats doubled as floating aids.