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NZ Chart update


11 July 2016

Nautical Almanac and latest chart updates

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has published its latest Nautical Almanac, and released six updated charts.

Covering 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 the New Zealand Nautical Almanac is an authoritative source of information for safe navigation in New Zealand waters. It contains astronomical information, tide predictions for ports, and information about navigation lights, as well as LINZ’s Annual Notices to Mariners.

“This is critical information for safety at sea, and compulsory for certain vessels,” says LINZ National Hydrographer Adam Greenland. “But we’d encourage all mariners to consider carrying a copy.”

LINZ has also updated charts covering the lower South Island as well as Gisborne:

· NZ 6422 (Approaches to Timaru)
· NZ 6433 (Approaches to Oamaru)
· NZ 681 (Approaches to Bluff and Riverton/Aparima)
· NZ 5571 (Poverty Bay and Approaches to Gisborne)
· NZ 661 (Approaches to Otago Harbour)
· NZ 7654 (Chalky and Preservation Inlets)

“These updates use the latest information gathered by surveying the sea floor, so you should make sure you update your chart portfolio if you’re in these areas.”

Both the Almanac and the latest paper chart updates are available from chart retailers. They can also be downloaded in several electronic formats from the LINZ website.

Information in the Nautical Almanac is updated through LINZ’s fortnightly Notice to Mariners service.

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