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Re: Your ONE piece of wisdom...

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
I guess it's a good thing I'm not sailing around the world. Actually, that makes more sense having green on starboard entering, since anyone new entering the harbour will see the conventional green/right, red/left arrangement of nav lights.

I can't believe something as fundamental as it isn't standardized worldwide.
It used to be much worse.

International standards for navigational aids were established in 1977. The International Association of Lighthouse Authorities distilled thirty
different systems down to two standards.

The only difference is the colour of lateral aids to navigation. The shapes are identical.

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