Uncharted depth in Coral Sea, Australia

A shallow bank has recently been reported by a vessel in the Coral Sea, in an approximate position of 23º 14.89' S, 159º 29.98' E. 

According to the charts, the depth in the BANC ARCO area is supposed to be 270 metres, but is reported by the vessel to be about 27 metres! 

The information has been passed to us via the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators Ltd (SIGTTO), which has advised that an appropriate report to the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has been made. 

INTERTANKO advises its members to keep well clear of the position. 

Contact: Fredrik Larsson