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
Cape Waum Cape Waun Waterea Rock Booby Rock Boody Rock Watarea Rock Wataria Island Wetarea Rock Turtle Bay Tunu River Tawanlik Cape Surf Bay Port Sulphur Suir River Suir Cove Irish Cove Sperber Point Carteret Point Cape Sogelon Cape Saint George Kap Sankt Georg Leinsilo Ningin Island Leigh Island Natar Metlik Plantation Matkumlagir Natkumlagia Matatai Loumtas Rock Lontas Island Lontas Rock Mount Lonumail Likiliki Bay Lawanai Cove English Cove Lavinia Bay Lavinia Cove Laussamanni Rocks Lanissamanni Rock Laussamanni Rock Latau Island Green Island Lassim Bay Breton Harbour Port Praslin Lanisso Bay Lamisso Bay Lauinio Bay Lambom Island Ile aux Marteaux Lambon Island Lumbom Island Wallis Island Lambom Lambon Lamassa Island Cocoa-Nut Island Coconut Island Lamassa Hamlets Lamassa Bay Carateret Harbor Carteret Harbour Lamassa LMG Lamassa Mission Lakut River Lak Lak Bay Watering Bay Cape Labonot Kambotorosch Harbour Kambotorosh Harbour Kabitoros Plantation Jau River Sau River Jaulu River Jalu River Iro Island Cape Halmaramba Gower Harbour Cape Bougainville Cape Meatlik Cape Metlik Beriota Banamia Point Bakop Aiawan River Ulamatsic Reef Tes Tamat Reef Selimun Sae River Ssenepass Rasese Rapalbe Reef Ramok Cape Nasan Cape Nasen Namatanai ATN Namatami Namatani Namatania Namatano Namatenei Namarodu Plantation Numarodu Plantation Cape Namarodu Cape Mamarodu Cape Mamorodu Cape Marorodu Cape Namaroda Malum Point Namarodu Nabuto Bay Megeh Plantation Mageh Plantation Magen Plantation Matakan River Mageh River Halis Plantation Bopire Plantation Bo Po Namatanai Road Salimun Namatanai Airport AYNX