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Navigation marker missing near Opotiki

Navigation marker missing near Opotiki

For immediate release: Tuesday 28 August 2012

A large navigation marker has gone missing from an aquaculture farm about nine kilometres north of Opotiki/Waiotahi.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Harbourmaster – Eastern, Brian Spake said that the pillar-type marker has broken away at its base.

“This is the North cardinal mark, which is painted black above yellow and a top mark consisting of two black cones one above the other point upward. It also displays a white, quick-flashing light,” Mr Spake said.

This is a large Beacon and does present a danger to Navigation, so maintaining a good lookout is advised.

Mr Spake said any sightings should be reported to the Harbourmaster by telephone on 07 3088570 or via Coastguard Radio on VHF channel 80.

North Cardinal Mark

Colour: Black above yellow

Shape (buoys): Pillar or spar

Top Mark (if any): 2 black cones, one above the other, point upward

Light (when fitted)

Colour: White

Rhythm: Very quick (VQ) or quick (Q)


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