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OAS seaname Detail for Bismarck Sea

seanames_id:48
Seaname:Bismarck Sea
Sea code:66
Definition:The limits of the Bismarck Sea, lying off the northeastern coast of Papua New Guinea and bounded by the Bismarck Archipelago, are the following: On the West : A line joining Baudissan Point (2 Degrees 58 Minutes S - 141 Degrees 59 Minutes 45 Seconds E), on the northeastern coast of Papua New Guinea, northeastward to Wuvulu Island (1 Degrees 43 Minutes S - 142 Degrees 50 Minutes E) and to Aua Island (1 Degrees 27 Minutes S - 143 Degrees 04 Minutes E). On the North: A line joining Aua Island northeastward to Manu Island (1 Degrees 19 Minutes S - 143 Degrees 35 Minutes 30 Seconds E) and to the northern extremity of the reefs off Ninigo Islands (1 Degrees 05 Minutes S - 144 Degrees 24 Minutes 30 Seconds E); thence southeastward to the northern extremity of the reefs off Hermit Islands (1 Degrees 26 Minutes S - 145 Degrees 06 Minutes E) and to Marengan Islet (1 Degrees 54 Minutes S - 146 Degrees 35 Seconds E), off the northwestern extremity of Manus Island; thence from Marengan Islet eastward, along the 200 metre contour line North of the Admiralty Islands, to the northern extremity of Ndrilo Island (1 Degrees 57 Minutes 15 Seconds S - 147 Degrees 19 Minutes E); thence a line joining Wdrilo Island eastward to Mbatmanda Islet (1 Degrees 58 Minutes S - 148 Degrees 04 Minutes 15 Seconds E), the eastern islet of Los Reyes Islands; and thence from Mbatmanda Islet southeastward to Cape Matanales (2 Degrees 28 Minutes S - 149 Degrees 58 Minutes E), the western extremity of New Hanover Island. On the East: From Cape Matanalem southeastward, along the southern coasts of New Hanover Island and New Ireland Island, to Tambakar Point (4 Degrees 12 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 152 Degrees 40 Minutes 40 Seconds E), on the southwestern coast of New Ireland Island; and thence a line joining Tambakar Point southwestward to Cape Gazelle (4 Degrees 19 Minutes 20 Seconds S - 152 Degrees 24 Minutes 15 Seconds E), the eastern extremity of New Britain Island (the common limit with the Solomon Sea, see 8.2 Degrees . On the South: From Cape Gazelle westward, along the northern coast of New Britain Island, to Grass Point (5 Degrees 39 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 148 Degrees 18 Minutes 30 Seconds E), the western extremity of this island; thence from Grass Point westward to Cape Umboi (5 Degrees 38 Minutes 45 Seconds S - 148 Degrees 05 Minutes 15 Seconds E), the eastern extremity of Umboi Island; thence from Cape Umboi southward, through this island, to the southern extremity thereof (5 Degrees 49 Minutes 45 Seconds S - 148 Degrees 00 Minutes E); thence a line joining the southern extremity of Umboi Island southwestward to Cape King William (6 Degrees 03 Minutes 30 Seconds S - 147 Degrees 34 Minutes 15 Seconds E), on the eastern coast of Papua New Guinea (the common limit with the Solomon Sea, see 8.2); and thence from Cape King William northwestward, along the northern coast of Papua New Guinea, to Baudissan Point (2 Degrees 58 Minutes S - 141 Degrees 59 Minutes 45 Seconds E).
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
Deprecated:false
Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00