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eyeballs wont help as much at night out on a passage or in thick weather. Sure, you should always watch everything all the time but you really need to figure out where they are, figure out where YOU are and then steer to miss them
The ODAS and other Cautionary buoys shown on chart 530 (NE Pacific area) indicate that they have a light characteristic of either Fl(4) or Fl(5). Many have a PA (position approximate) notation.
I actually find them harder to see in daylight. I go out to the South Brooks buoy quite often.
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