Nautical Chart / Marine Chart

AUS 683

Plans On East Coast Bougainville Island
AUS 683 - Plans On East Coast Bougainville Island

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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

Tautsina Island Takanupe Island Takanupei Island Rorovana Bay Rorowana Bay Rorovana Cape Puipui Puipui Point Pidia Moto Reef Moodo Reef Kuruki Reef Karieuno Reef Kuruki Island Kurukiki Island Korpe Kopei Korpei Kobuan Bay Kieta Peninsula Kieta Harbour Kieta KIE Kerekerina Point Mowensand Island Iara Island Govu Islet Govo Island Hug Island Gero Reef Keiro Reef Bovo River Boira Banaru Reef Potui Reef Bakawari Island Pok Pok Puk Puk Island Arawa Bay Rawa Harbour Arawa Arava RAW ????? Arakawauru River Arakawau River Arakawaun River Anusagari Island Anusa Island Anusagaro Island Anewa Bay Arukawaun Mango Reef Arawa Airport Central Bougainville Kerekerina Point Anewa Bay Kieta KIE Bakawari Island Pok Pok Puk Puk Island Teop Island Teop Harbour Teop Bay Cape LAverdy Cape L'Averdy Cape Banowu Horan Island Sabah SBV Uroron River Ururon River Wakunai River Wakunai WKN Wakanai Red River Numa Numa Harbour Numa Numa Casuarina Island Aita River Aila River Aitla River Tiaraka Point Wakunai Inus Airport IUS