Kanika Sand, an extensive drying mud and sand flat, lies on the N side of the entrance channel about 0.8 to 5.5 miles W of Shortt Island. This flat has been reported extending to the SE.
The outer bar, which has a least depth of 1.5m, lies about 1.3 miles NNW of the middle of Shortt Island. The inner bar, S of Kanika Sand, has a least depth of 2.4m.
The outer bar maintains its position and depths, but the inner bar is subject to change.