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Pub. 175 North, West, And South Coasts of Australia (Enroute), 10th Ed 2010

Pub. 175 North, West, And South Coasts of Australia (Enroute), 10th Ed 2010

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Sailing Directions (Enroute) include detailed coastal and port approach information, supplementing the largest scale chart of the area. Each publication is subdivided into geographic regions, called sectors, which contain information about the coastal weather, currents, ice, dangers, features and ports, as well as a graphic key to the charts available for the area.
Sailing Directions (Enroute) include detailed coastal and port approach information, supplementing the largest scale chart of the area. Each publication is subdivided into geographic regions, called sectors, which contain information about the coastal weather, currents, ice, dangers, features and ports, as well as a graphic key to the charts available for the area.

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(ENROUTE)SAILING DIRECTIONS
 
2010175
NORTH, WEST, AND SOUTH COASTS OF AUSTRALIA
Prepared and published by theNATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCYSpringfield, Virginia© COPYRIGHT 2010 BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENTNO COPYRIGHT CLAIMED UNDER TITLE 17 U.S.C.
TENTH EDITION
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing OfficeInternet: http://bookstore.gpo.gov Phone: toll free (866) 512-1800; DC area (202) 512-1800Fax: (202) 512-2250 Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-0001
 
 
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Preface
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Pub. 175, Sailing Directions (Enroute) North, West, andSouth Coasts of Australia, Tenth Edition, 2010, is issued foruse in conjunction with Pub. 160, Sailing Directions (PlanningGuide) South Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean. Companionvolumes are Pubs. 171, 172, 173, and 174.
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Digital Nautical Charts 4 and 5 provide electronic chart cov-erage for the area covered by this publication.
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This publication has been corrected to 10 July 2010, includ-ing Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2010. Subsequent PublicationData Updates (PDUs) have corrected this publication to 14 Ju-ly 2012, including Notice to Mariners No. 28 of 2012
Explanatory Remarks
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Sailing Directions are published by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), under the authority of Departmentof Defense Directive 5105.40, dated 12 December 1988, andpursuant to the authority contained in U. S. Code Title 10, Sec-tions 2791 and 2792 and Title 44, Section 1336. Sailing Direc-tions, covering the harbors, coasts, and waters of the world,provide information that cannot be shown graphically on nauti-cal charts and is not readily available elsewhere.
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Sailing Directions (Enroute) include detailed coastal andport approach information which supplements the largest scalechart produced by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agen-cy. This publication is divided into geographic areas called“Sectors.”
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Bearings.—
Bearings are true, and are expressed in degreesfrom 000° (north) to 360°, measured clockwise. General bear-ings are expressed by initial letters of points of the compass(e.g. N, NNE, NE, etc.). Adjective and adverb endings havebeen discarded. Wherever precise bearings are intended de-grees are used.
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Charts.—
Reference to charts made throughout this publica-tion refer to both the paper chart and the Digital Nautical Chart(DNC).
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Coastal Features.—
It is assumed that the majority of shipshave radar. Available coastal descriptions and views, useful forradar and visual piloting are included in geographic sequencein each Sector.
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Corrective Information.—
Users should refer corrections,additions, and comments to NGA’s Maritime Operations Desk,as follows:
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1.Toll free:1-800-362-6289
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2.Commercial:571-557-5455
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3.DSN:547-5455
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4.DNC web site:http://dnc.nga.mil/NGAPortal/ 
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DNC.portal
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5.Maritime Do-
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main web site: http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/ 
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MSI.portal
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6.E-mail:navsafety@nga.mil
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7.Mailing address:Maritime Safety Office
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National Geospatial-Intelligence
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AgencyMail Stop N64-SH
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7500 Geoint Drive
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Springfield VA 22150-7500
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New editions of Sailing Directions are corrected through thedate of the publication shown above. Important information toamend material in the publication is available as a PublicationData Update (PDU) from the NGA Maritime Domain web site.
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NGA Maritime Domain Website
http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal
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Courses.—
Courses are true, and are expressed in the samemanner as bearings. The directives “steer” and “make good” acourse mean, without exception, to proceed from a point of or-igin along a track having the identical meridianal angle as thedesignated course. Vessels following the directives must allowfor every influence tending to cause deviation from such track,and navigate so that the designated course is continuously be-ing made good.
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Currents.—
Current directions are the true directions towardwhich currents set.
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Dangers.—
As a rule outer dangers are fully described, butinner dangers which are well-charted are, for the most part,omitted. Numerous offshore dangers, grouped together, arementioned only in general terms. Dangers adjacent to a coastalpassage or fairway are described.
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Distances.—
Distances are expressed in nautical miles of 1minute of latitude. Distances of less than 1 mile are expressedin meters, or tenths of miles.
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Geographic Names.—
Geographic names are generallythose used by the nation having sovereignty. Names in paren-theses following another name are alternate names that mayappear on some charts. In general, alternate names are quotedonly in the principal description of the place. Diacritical marks,such as accents, cedillas, and circumflexes, which are related tospecific letters in certain foreign languages, are not used in theinterest of typographical simplicity. Geographic names or theirspellings do not necessarily reflect recognition of the politicalstatus of an area by the United States Government.
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Heights.—
Heights are referred to the plane of referenceused for that purpose on the charts and are expressed in meters.
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Index-Gazetteer.—
Navigational features and place namesare listed alphabetically in the back of the book. The approxi-mate position, along with the Sector and paragraph numbers(e.g.
1.1
), facilitate location in the text.
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Internet Links.—
This publication provides internet links toweb sites concerned with maritime navigational safety, includ-ing but not limited to, Federal government sites, foreign Hy-drographic Offices, and foreign public/private port facilities.NGA makes no claims, promises, or guarantees concerning theaccuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the websites and expressly disclaims any liability for errors and omis-sions of these web sites.
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Light and Fog Signals.—
Lights and fog signals are not de-scribed, and light sectors are not usually defined. The LightLists should be consulted for complete information.
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Ports.—
Directions for entering ports are depicted where ap-propriate by means of chartlets, sketches, and photos, which fa-cilitate positive identification of landmarks and navigational
 
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aids. These chartlets and sketches are not always to scale, how-ever, and should be used only as a general informational guidein conjunction with the best scale chart. Specific port facilitiesare omitted from the standard format. They are tabulated inPub. 150, World Port Index.
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Radio Navigational Aids.—
Radio navigational aids are notdescribed in detail. Publication No. 117 Radio NavigationalAids and NOAA Publication, Selected Worldwide MarineBroadcasts, should be consulted.
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Soundings.—
Soundings are referred to the datum of thecharts and are expressed in meters.
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Special Warnings.—
A Special Warning may be in force forthe geographic area covered by this publication. SpecialWarnings are printed in the weekly Notice to Mariners uponpromulgation and are reprinted annually in Notice to MarinersNo. 1. A listing of Special Warnings currently in force isprinted in each weekly Notice to Mariners, Section III,Broadcast Warnings, along with the notice number of promulgation. Special Warnings are also available on theMaritime Division web site.
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Wind Directions.—
Wind directions are the true directionsfrom which winds blow.
Reference List
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The principal sources examined in the preparation of thispublication were:
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British Hydrographic Department Sailing Directions.
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Various port handbooks.
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Reports from United States Naval and merchant vessels andvarious shipping companies.
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Other U.S. Government publications, reports, and docu-ments.
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Charts, light lists, tide and current tables, and other docu-ments in possession of the Agency.
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Internet Web sites, as follows:
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1.Albany Port Authority
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http://www.albanyport.com.au
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2.Broome Port Authority
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http://www.broomeport.com
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3.Bunbury Port Authority
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http://www.byport.com.au
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4.Dampier Port Authority
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http://www.dpa.wa.gov.au
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5.Darwin Port Authority
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http://www.nt.gov.au/dpa
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6.Esperance Port Authority
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http://www.esperanceport.com.au
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7.Fremantle Port Authority
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http://www.freport.wa.gov.au
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8.Geraldton Port Authority
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http://www.geroport.wa.gov.au
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9.Grant and Tracey’s Lighthouse Page (Grant and
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Tracey Maizels):
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* Robe Light—paragraph 8.65
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* Penguin Islet—paragraph 8.68
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http://www.maizels.nu/lights
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10.Lighthouses of Australia (Malcolm Macdonald)
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http:/www.lighthouse.net.au/lights
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Material from this web site Copyright 1997, 1998,1999 Lighthouse Computer Training and Develop-ment, 9 Richard Avenue, Ocean Grove, Victoria 3226,Australia. All rights reserved.
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The following photographers in this website havegiven permission to use photographs in this book:
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*Robert Cook:
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robcook@melbpc.org.au
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Cape Willoughby Light—paragraph 8.12
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*Peter Coombs:
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petensha@alphalink.com.au
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Cape Borda Light—paragraph 8.2
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*Ed Kavaliunas:
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edkav@pipeline.com.au
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Troubridge Island Light—paragraph 8.36
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* Sophia M. McHarney:
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clmshem@goldsboro.net
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Bathurst Point Light—paragraph 5.36
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 11. Lighthouses of Western Australia (Pauline and
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John O’Brien):
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* Woodman Point Light—paragraph 5.41
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http://bajoran.upnaway.com/~obees/lights
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12.Port Hedland Port Authority
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http://www.phpa.wa.gov.au
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13.Queensland, Ports Corporation of 
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http://www.pcq.com.au/html/02_ports.htm
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14.South Australia Ports
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http://www.portscorp.sa.gov.au

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