Nautical Chart / Marine Chart

AUS 280

Plans In Queensland (Sheet 3)
AUS 280 - Plans In Queensland (Sheet 3)

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Description

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 commercial shipping through Australian, Papua New Guinea and Solomon 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 continuous contour lines (at varying intervals depending on 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 definitive reference.

Locations within this Map

Alligator Creek Beabey Patches Burkitt Island Cameron Shoal Claremont Isles Claremont Point Clark Shoal Dayman Rock Eden Reef Fahey Reef Five Mile Creek Grub Reef Hannah Island Hedge Reef Helby Rock Iris Reef Keast Shoal Kestrel Reef Lytton Reef Magpie Reef Olver Rock Pelican Island Simpson Rock Stainer Islet Stewart River Port Stewart Sullivan Shoal Taiwan Shoal Three Mile Lagoon Wharton Reef Yule Rock Claremont Isles National Park Emma Reef Elf Reef Claremont Islands Ballerina Shoal Kei Reef Stainer Island Aye Reef Jee Reef Eff Reef Ead Reef