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mooring buoy

noun, Nautical
a buoy to which ships or boats can be moored.
Origin of mooring buoy
1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • mooring buoy projects are firmly fixed as a healthy element in the future of the world's coral reefs.
  • No mooring buoy can be placed in the water without a valid mooring decal affixed to it.
  • Access permit required to stop or use a mooring buoy.
  • During the boating season, there is a mooring buoy placed for public convenience at the site.
  • Mooring or fastening watercraft to any buoy or marker other than a mooring buoy is prohibited except in case of an emergency.
  • It overlooks the southernmost bateaux and is visible from the mooring buoy area.
  • Divers may not use grappling hooks or other anchoring devices if a shipwreck site is marked with a mooring buoy.

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