Nautical Chart / Marine Chart

AUS 270

Plans In Queensland (Sheet 2)
AUS 270 - Plans In Queensland (Sheet 2)

Please note that all charts are folded in half for storage and handling. This is the marine industries standard.
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This official Nautical Chart is produced by the Australian Hydrographic Office, and corrected fortnightly to 'Notice to Marines' by Cairns Charts & Maps. This ensures it remains compliance with Safety of Navigation requirements. This marine chart, or 'sea map', is primarily produced to support the safe navigation of commerical shipping through Australian, Papua New Guinea and Somolon Island waters.

Nautical charts depict the seabed, or bathymetry, using a variety of colours to shade the depth regions. Darker blues indicate shallower water, while light blues and white indicate deeper water. A chart will also show continous contour lines (at varying intervals dependingo the scale of the chart), 'spot depths' across the whole area, as well as different symbols indicating wrecks, shallow rocks and dangers, as well as details on lights, light houses, tides and currents.

For extensive detail on the symbology of nautical charts, the Symbols and Abbreviations used on Admiralty Charts is the definative reference.

Locations within this Map

Claremont Rock Drake Shoal Ellis Island Ellis Reef Heath Reef Morris Island North Khandalla Shoal Quake Reef South Khandalla Shoal Ellis Islet Drake Shoals Kiu Reef Macdonald Reef Aylen Patch Boulder Rock Cape Rock Channel Rocks Coral Patch Hales Island Melanie Rock Cape Melville Oswald Shoal Pipon Islands Singleton Patch Walch Hill Wedge Rocks Pipon Shoals Pipon Island Pipon Islets Hales Islet Cherry Tree Bay Chinaman Creek Endeavour River Grassy Hill Sachs Spit Saint Patrick Point Cooktown Harbour Port Douglas Dickson Inlet Island Point Magazine Island Solander Dicksons Inlet Beanley Island Beatrice Reef Bewick Island Cole Islands Coquet Island Hampton Island Houghton Island Howick Group Howick Island Leggatt Island Megaera Reef Mid Reef Miles Reef Morris Island Newton Island Noble Island North Channel Red Point Sand Islet Sinclair Island Snake Reef Watson Island Wilson Rock Wooden Patch Howick Group National Park Starcke Beanley Islet Warson Island Howick Group Island Wurkuldi Sand Island