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Port navigational light

Overall: 648 x 369 x 344 mm, 9.4 kg
Medium: Copper alloy, iron
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Visual communication
Object Name: Port navigational light
Object No: 00007270
Place Manufactured:Glasgow

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    This port navigational light is used on a vessel as a coloured source of illumination to signal a craft's position. Navigational lights are coloured green for starboard, and red for port side, for ease of identification at night.
    SignificanceThis navigational light is typical of the type of lights used on board coastal and trading vessels in Australia.
    HistoryNavigational lights are used on vessels to determine a craft's position and define who has right of way at sea. Vessels approaching a green starboard navigational light have right of way; while vessels approaching a red port side navigational light must give way. Green and red navigational lights are used on ships, aircraft and manned spacecraft where the same right-of-way rules apply.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Port navigational light

    Collection title: Rice collection

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