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
Yuma Passage Snake Passage Yongga Bay Yonga Bay Yinina Point Yeve Creek Ye Passage Yemba Point Yeina Island Piron Island Veina Island Yema Island Yambwa Point Wu Bay West Point Warunga Passage Wanim Island Grass Island Wala Passage Waanyu Point Venama Island Veiro River Vehi Reef Vamba Point South West Point Utana Point Reef Two Tryon Bay Chambwe Tyron Bay Tinu Point Thenaki Te Point Ie Point Tawi Reef Sudest Island Sud-est Island Tagula Island Vanatinai Tagula TGL Swinger Opening Mount Sola Duaga Smiths Passage Smith's Pass Smiths Pass Cape Siri East Point Sudest Sibumbum Islet Sibumbum Island Shark Reef Sessawai Reef Dip Reef Sei Hauho Reefs Henderson Reef Samumu Reefs Sahai River Sabari Island Owen Stanley Island Rossel Spit Rossel Passage Rossell Passage Rossel Lagoon Rossel Island Arova Jela Rua Yela Mount Rossel Romilly Bank Mount Riu Mount Rattlesnake Relief Opening Rawa Reef Rambuso Rabuso Creek Proclamation Creek Pwennegwa Harbour Pudsey Rock Popomweni Passage Po-Hauo River Pawsey Reefs Pawsey Reef Pantawi Point Panawadai Point Pana Tinani Island Joannet Island Pana Muti Point Panaman Islet Panaman Island Woody Island Pana Hoba Islet Panahoba Island Pona Hoba Island Pakabuk Reef Mount Pabui Osasai Islet Osasai Island Onagom Reef Observation Reef Nyebe Bay Nyavo Creek Nya Passage Nwalu Point Nurava Nimoa Island Pig Island Ni Eivi Reef Ngea Tree Island Nepenthes Point Nepentkes Point Muhua Bay Mount Mo Mio Point Minister Patch Middle Reef Meiwa Islet Meiwa Island McGregor Reefs Mboibi Point Mbeawe Point Mbeawe Bay Marx Reef Manuga Reefs Maduwa Point Madaua Mount Madau Loa Boloba Adele Island Boloba Loa Loa Bolobo Liji Liji Bay Libia River Lawik Reef Lamada Point Juru Point Jivangwa Point Mount Jira Jinjo Iyuba River Iyin Island Garden Island Lyin Island Inskip Reefs Inskip Reef Mount Imau Imadi Bay Mount Ima Hygeia Reef Huxley Reef Hui Waditimo Islet Chaumont Island Hui-Waditimo Island Hudumu Iwa Passage Bramble Pass Hosiai Point Hohunawai Point Hahunawai Point Hinai Bay High Island Wola Heva Isi Islet Heva Isi Island Hessessai Bay Heron Opening Heron Islet Heron Island Hely Bank Hei Wok Islet Heiwok Island Hei Huti Bay Heibura Point Helbura Point Mount Heibuk Hauagili Point Hanagili Point Hati Lawi Harbour Joannett Harbour Gwe Passage Gwe Creek Gware Passage Gwainyu Point Mount Guyuba Guyuba Mountain Guide Reef Green Patch Govia Bay Gold Rush Channel Gawn Point Mount Gangulua Gagwelle Bay Gagui Creek Fisher Reef Feu de Joie Anchorage Feiori River Evovari River Escape Rock Dumaga Bay Dua Bay Dowa Passage Dominu Damunu Doga Siu Siu Passage Dixon Bay Kusaya Bay Kwaya Bay Dinyu Point Diama Island Cape Deliverance East Cape Deijei Radi Passage Deijei Radi Pass Deiji Radi Pass Johnston Pass Dadda Hai Islet Brierly Island Daddahei Island Daddy Hai Island Coral Haven Cheu Bay Chaude Peak Chanyu Point Buvara Bay North West Bay Bushy Islet Bulami Passage Bridge Shoals Bousquet Bay Bousguet Bay Bounce Point Bonawi Point Bobo Hai Point Boboa Islet Boboa Island Bilobei Reef Bia Point Baumum Bay Cape Baganowa Bada Bada Bay Mount Arumbi Arrumbi Adele Islet Fairfax Reefs Gudau Peninsula Tandeyai Hekampan Nigaho Island Hobuk Lalahaiwa Islands Bunbun Bwailahina Soluwo Lahove Point Bulawa Rewe Donuwo Dara Mission Pambwa Saman Womadagwob Mission Kamiyo Kwanka Tema Point Tela Passage Belo Lagoon Bwagimogimo Griffon Point Pantava