Sunday, March 16, 2014

FLIGHT MH 370

 
For those of you who are following the at present very confused search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 here is a list of United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) marine navigational charts covering the apparent area of searching.  Since NAUTICAL LOG is not familiar with aeronautical chart numbers these can be researched on Google®.  However for this type of search tracking NAUTICAL LOG believes the nautical charts of the 4700 Series would be more practical to use.

There is a link in our list of blogs to the UKHO website which has full information about their products.  It also has some excellent links to its other websites and partner websites well worth a look.

Sailing Charts: (these cover broad areas)

UKHO 4706  Bay of Bengal

UKHO 4707  Maldives to Sumatra

UKHO 4708  Indian Ocean Australia West Coast

UKHO 4710  Cape Leeuwin to Southeast Indian Ridge (this one covers the debris area)

UKHO 4713  Ile de la Reunion to Ile Saint-Paul

UKHO 4714  Cocos (Keeling) Islands to Ile Saint-Paul


General Charts: (these cover sections of the Sailing Charts areas)

UKHO 827  Bay of Bengal Southern Part

UKHO 829  Bay of Bengal Northern Part

UKHO 830  Andaman Sea


Viewing the Media, in particular CNN which is covering ad nauseam  the mapping has been dreadful in spite of them talking about every possibility no matter how far-fetched except alien abduction.  NAUTICAL LOG hopes that the above paper chart list will prove useful to you.  Remember one can also use electronic charts.  Enter the UKHO website and find any chart in the SPICA catalogue, in addition any UKHO chart agent can assist you.

Good Watch.

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