NORTHPIC - Hubert Hofer

Prince of Wales Channel

The bulk carrier RIVER EMBLEY executing a sharp turn at clearing the eastern end of the channel to head south with a load of Bauxite from Weipa.
The ship's propeller is stirring up the seabed 2 metres below the keel.
The maximum draft for vessels transiting P.O.W. Channel is 12.4 metres.
Photo taken on one of those rare, clear days when North west Reef, South Torres & North Torres Reef, West Island & Hawkesbury Island can clearly be seen from one of those rare RPT planes with clean windows.

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