Re: IALA buoy system warning
toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The French Carribean islands, as well as French Polynesia, are under the American buoyage system. It's a legacy of the American "occupation" of these French territories during the Second World War.
1-22-3-704 Nishi Waseda
₸169-0051 Tokyo - Japan
Fixed line +81 (0)3 64 57 35 03
Cell phone : +81 (0)80 78 56 09 86
(Formerly SM 232)
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: lundi 1 juin 2020 19:58
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] IALA buoy system warning
I thought red right return was only in America.
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
On 01 June 2020 at 18:59 "Matt Salatino via groups.io" <helmsmatt@...> wrote:
Not in Europe
Red Right Return
He must have been very tired......
Warning according to an incident yesterday in le Marin, Martinique.
We observed an AMEL super maramu full sail up entering the bay. The captain left a green buoy at his starboard side and ended up shipwracked on the reef.
We do not know all details of this incident.
But be warned, here is the IALA buoy sytem B used opposite to europe with IALA system A.
All european scippers need to pay attention.
IALA A is used by countries in Africa, most of Asia, Australia, Europe and India. IALA B is used by countries in North, Central and South America, Japan, Korea and the Philippines .
By mixing up the different color code you my end up on the reef.
Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39
Join main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.