Nautical Chart / Marine Chart

AUS 628

Louisiade Archipelago
AUS 628 - Louisiade Archipelago

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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

Wawamouna Walters Reef Wakekeai Tupabololi Bay Tubabori Topa Togisi Island Togisi Rock Thobbs Reef Taori-Namu Taori-namu-namu Taodovu Reef Taodova Taoduvu Reef Tanorabwa Tanurabua Tahiri Siga Sibweiauho Sekwia Kwioa Point Searley Reef Searly Reef Revelle Patch Reville Patch Raven Channel Prevost Cape Dimadimwara Point Dimadiwara Dimwadimwala Point Polokaluwana Point Obstruction Islands Nuakata Island Mufuiuwabwahibiga Mid Sand Bank Messum Channel Mei Mei Ara Island Lulu Duya Loku Tao Ubiri Lelei-Gana Island Lelei-gana Pahilele Island Lau-Uhina Kwiromi Kurada Kape Point Kana Kuba Island Hana-Kuba-Kuba Island Kana Kuba Kuba Island Jackdaw Channel Iabama Island Hornbill Channel Hibwa Islet Hibwa Island Hehego Hehego Mission Hawki Hawki Hanakajala Hameta Haliwa Una Bay Goschen Strait Gadahoa Point Flounder Reef Fallows Reef East Cape Dowatai Point Damatai Diligaoli Reef Dana Gedu Daiwari Island Bwarama Island Diawari Island Gibbons Island Crow Channel Bwasiaia River Bwasiai River Bwasjaia River Bwasiaia Bwasiaiai Bwasiria Bubu Boirama Island Dagwaihu Island Stanwell Island Boia Boia Waga Island Boiaboia Island Bani Bani Siga Bagshaw Patch Badila Dadubona Badila-dabubona Awatowatowa Bay Auweam Bwahi-kurada Paligele