Regardless of long and short journeys at sea, the thing that helps the boats the most while navigating is undoubtedly the lighthouses on land. Another important tool that helps with lighthouses is the sign buoys in the seas, divided into two as illuminated and non-illuminated. The most important task of lighthouses is that they can provide utmost convenience to sailors on the move in determining their position. In addition, these lighthouses warn seafarers in case of any danger at sea.
Lighthouses are also extremely important places that help people, or rather sailors, to determine their routes while on the move. The navigational maps that exist today contain the characteristics and locations of navigational lights that assist all sailors.
The lighthouses, which are mounted on the land, are explained in detail especially on the navigation maps. The most important feature of these lanterns is that they give sound signals and indicate their positions in foggy weather. Whether these lanterns use foghorn or not while they are shown on cruise maps, it is definitely indicated.
The reason why the lighthouses have their characteristics is to prevent confusion of these areas in places such as port entrances, narrow passages and strait. For this reason, it is shown in different color combinations and shapes. Nautica Goods official Eren Budaklı said that ‘You can easily access the characteristics of lighthouses with different color and shape combinations on the cruise maps. Knowing the characteristics and types of lighthouses is extremely important for seafarers.’