Recently while delivering a Wauquiez Centurion from Corfu Greece
to Lymington England
, I was on the late watch out of Mallorca Spain
headed for Gibraltar
and after dodging a couple of Fish
Farm pens, I saw a wierd marker.
I don't have any pictures, but it was basically a pole about 2 meters high, with three rapid flashing red strobes, topped by two rapid flashing Green strobes.
Being somewhat confused, I called the owner/capt on deck
(holds a RYM and has a lot more experience in these waters) and we observed it for a few minutes, presuming it to be a ship at a distance...after about 10 minutes we realized it was a marker buoy of some sort, and passed it within about 10 yards!
Has anybody ever seen one of these? It was a very strange marker, and both of us were mystified about who would do this (Although fishermen around southern Spain
are everywhere, this was the only one like it that we saw.)
So your guess is as good as mine, but was just curious as to any good theories about this mark with COMPLETELY non standard lights, in the middle of essentially nowhere...