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post #9 of Old 01-19-2013
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Re: US Navy ship strikes reef because of incorrect charts

Some of the data on South Seas charts comes from soundings taken LONG ago. I wonder if that might have been a factor. If they just transferred 1800s depth soundings into new looking ENCs, it could cause a false sense of security.

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