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Bengkulu road (W Sumatra)

Bengkulu road (W Sumatra)



Bengkulu is the capital of the Bengkulu district and the headquarters of an administrator. The Bengkulu River mouth discharges into the bay about 2 miles NE of the town.

Bengkulu Road may be considered as lying between Ujung Coko (Ujung Parit) 4.5 miles N of Bengkulu and about 8 miles S of Bengkulu, forming a large bay on either side of the town.

The inner road, with depths of 7.3 to 11m, lies NW of Bengkulu and within Pata Sambilan Reef.

The NW winds which prevail from October to April, when strong, cause a heavy swell and breakers in the roadstead; during the Southeast Monsoon the inner road is perfectly safe.

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Teluk Pulaubaai (Bengkulu - W Sumatra)

Teluk Pulaubaai is located 8 miles SE of Bengkula. The bay is completely separated from the sea by a tongue of land, making it an excellent anchorage for shipping.
The middle of the harbor has a dredged depth of 10m. The dredged channel opening out to the sea has a depth of 10m, ...
7 Feb 12

Ujung Genting (W Sumatra)

Ujung Genting, a round bluff headland covered with high trees, is discernible in Bengkulu Road and lies about 3 miles SSE of Ujung Teluk Punggur. From Ujung Genting, the coast of Sumatera extends in a SE direction for a distance of 183 miles to Vlakke Hoek, at the N side of the entrance ...
7 Feb 12

Tanjung Manna (W Sumatra)

Off Tg Manna during the E Monsson period, heavy rollers get up in 7.3m, and a break may occur in depths of 5.5m after the sea breeze sets in, thus preventing any communication with the shore. It is therefore not a desirable anchorage.
7 Feb 12

Pulau Dua (E Enggano)

Pulau Dua is inhabited and covered with trees; except for a small opening on the W side, it is surrounded by a coral reef of considerable extent, partly dry at LW, but having depths of 7.3 to 18.3m close-to.
7 Feb 12

Teluk Enggano (E Enggano)

Teluk Enggano (Engano Bay), the principal anchorage, is on the E side of the island, and has in its entrance three small islands surrounded by reefs, which always break heavily.
7 Feb 12

Pulau Bangkei (E Enggano)

Bangkei, the middle island of the three and the smallest, is conspicuous from the sea, having a high sandy beach, with a tuft of trees near the center. It is located on the outer detached reef which lies off Eumo Point, the NE point of Telok Kiowa, a deep cove in the S part of Teluk ...
7 Feb 12

Pulau Pisang (teluk Krui - SW Sumatra)

Pulau Pisang, quartz rock, 41m high and densely overgrown with coconut palms, is almost 1 mile in extent and lies about 11 miles SE of Teluk Pugung and I mile offshore; the intermediate coast is steep-to.
It is surrounded by a narrow coastal reef with deep water about 0.2 mile ...
7 Feb 12


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27 Mar 12

Ujung Cukubatuberagam (Bengkunat - SW Sumatra)

Ujung Cukubatuberagam the, S extremity of the bay, is fringed by a coral reef; a 3.6m patch lies 0.5 mile N of the point and a shoal, upon which there is a rock with a depth of 0.6m, lies 1.5 miles NNW of the point.
The coast from Ujung Cukubatuberagam trends about 23 miles SE ...
7 Feb 12

Pulau Batukecil (Balimbing - SW Sumatra)

Pulau Batu Kecil lies about 7 miles WNW of Tanjung Balimbingpamancasa; it is low, wooded,about 0.7 mile in extent, and surrounded by a reef.
A shoal bank extends NW and SE of the island.
7 Feb 12

Sungai Tungkal (E Sumatra)

The entrance to the Sungai Tungkal (Soengei Toengkal) is located about 24 miles NW of Kuala Niur.
27 Feb 12

Tanjung Labu (E Sumatra)

Tanjung Labu (Tandjoeng Laboe), the N point of the entrance, has a drying mud flat that extends about 2 miles off.
27 Feb 12
Local Area

Sumatra W coast (Indonesia)

On the W coast of Sumatera there is a high, rocky coast, or if there is a strip of sand by the sea, the land rises rapidly behind it to the neighboring hills.
Numerous small streams discharge their waters on the W coast, but most of them are barred and only navigable by small craft. ...
1 Feb 12

Sumatra (Indonesia)

Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera) is an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands.
The longest axis of the island runs approximately 1,790 km (1,110 mi) northwest-southeast, crossing the equator near the centre. At its widest point the island spans ...
7 Jan 12

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12

Pulau Marbau (E Enggano)

Pulau Marbau, an island about 2 miles S of Pulau Dua is also covered with trees and surrounded by a reef, which on the W side extends but a short distance. There is a deep, narrow passage apparently between the reef off the S side of Marbau and the reef which extends SE of Tanjung Kahoabi.
7 Feb 12

Pulau Enggano (SW Sumatra)

Pulau Enggano, the southernmost of the large islands fronting the W coast of Sumatera, lies about 60 miles W of Sumatera.
Pulau Enggano is about 20 miles long and about 10 miles wide.A range of hills runs through the island from NW to SE. The hills extend down to the sea along ...
7 Feb 12

Kepulaun Mentawai (Mentawei islands) (W Sumatra)

Kepulaun Mentawai consists of four large inhabited islands, namely Siberut, Sipura, Pagai Utara, and Pagai Selatan, and of several smaller islands, which are not inhabited.
They are of volcanic formation and earthquakes occur from time to time. They are hilly.
The temperature ...
7 Feb 12
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