marker buoy

marker buoy

[′märk·ər ‚bȯi]
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A temporary buoy used in surveying to mark a location of particular interest, such as a shoal or reef.
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I knew we were going fast so I sent up my signal marker buoy so the boat could see how quickly we were moving so they could watch us and follow,' he said.
A simple marker buoy fashioned from a water bottle can mark the sweet spot, and repeat drifts set up on either side.
We inflated a surface marker buoy and started screaming for the 100th time until the people on the boat saw us.
04 but was promptly disqualified by the race officials as he had swum to the wrong side of a marker buoy, and therefore completed a shorter distance.
Flight Lieutenant Jamin Baker was on a New Zealand Airforce Orion which spotted several items and dropped a marker buoy in "an area of interest".
The aircraft has dropped a marker buoy to track the movement of the material and a merchant ship has been tasked to locate and identify it, the report added.
The Orion dropped a marker buoy to track the movement of the material and a merchant ship in the 36,000-square-kilometer search area was tasked with following up the sighting.
I was first to spot the marker buoy though, so we were nearly the first boat around.
He was forced to do a penalty turn after Christensen claimed he hit a marker buoy - but still chased down the leader to overhaul him and narrow the points gap.
The court heard how lobster pots attached to a marker buoy bearing the name of Affleck's vessel Soph-Ash Jay were found in the sea north of Holy Island, during a routine inspection by NIFCA chief officer Al Browne on August 2.
I often drop a marker buoy on a spot, then motor upwind of the buoy about 100 feet or so to drop anchor.
Chugging past a bait boat selling anchovies and sardines, we pass a marker buoy occupied by sea lions, and try to count the oil and gas platforms out to sea.