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Selat Pandjang (E Sumatra)

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Selat Pandjang (E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Selat Pandjang has a width of 1.5 to 3.2 miles, except where it is fouled by shoals and islets.

The above passages are only used by local vessels and are of little commercial importance.

In Selat Lalang and Selat Pandjang the currents turn from 2 to 2.5 hours after HW and LW along the shore.
The SE and E currents have a maximum rate of 3.5 knots, and set along the coast of Sumatera into Sungi Kampar, about 14 miles SE of the E entrance of Selat Pandjang.
The W and NW currents have a maximum rate of 4 knots, being stronger near the E end of Selat Pandjang.

27/01/2012
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