This course is intended to provide technicians with the training necessary to have a basic understanding of the factors affecting the handling, deployment and recovery of floating aids to navigation and buoys.

1. INTRODUCTION

2. BUOY HANDLING

2.1 LOADING AND STOWING BUOYS

2.2 ALONGSIDE BUOYS

2.2.1 ALONGSIDE IN A SMALL BOAT

2.2.2 ALONGSIDE WITH A TENDER

2.3 RELIEVING THE BUOY

2.3.1 RELIEVING BUOYS WITH SMALL CRAFT

2.3.2 RELIEVING BY TENDER

2.4 BUOY LAYING

2.5 TOWING AND RECOVERING BUOYS

2.5.1 TOWING BUOYS

2.5.2 RECOVERING BUOYS

3. GLOSSARY

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