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Beresford channel Nicobar

Beresford channel Nicobar

Characteristics

Description

Beresford Channel is entered from the S through False Bay. Both shores are fronted by reefs and shoals that extend almost 0.8 mile offshore.
A number of shoals, with depths of 5.5 to 11m, lie in the middle of the S part of the channel. The channel on both sides of Middle Reef, which lies about 3.5 miles NNW of Morrel Point, is about 183m wide.
The W channel has depths of 7.6 to 25.6m and the E channel has depths of 5.8 to 20.1m. The area N of Trinkat Island has not been closely examined.

A channel, about 91m wide and having depths of over 18.3m, forms the inner entrance of Expedition Harbor, between the reefs fringing Wasp Point and Satellite Point. The channel passes about 91m N of the latter point.
Middle Reef, an extensive drying shoal, lies in the middle of the fairway, abreast of Devils Point. A channel, about 183m wide and having depths of 12.4m, leads between the SE end of Middle Reef and the reef fringing Edgecumbe Point.
A drying reef extends 0.2 mile SE from Foul Point, about 0.5 mile NE of Devils Point. A channel, about 183m wide with a least depth of 23.8m, leads between the SW end of this reef and the N end of Middle Reef.

30/11/2011
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Flying distances - Direct line

Nancowry island (India)

6.1nm
189°
Nancowry Island lies close S of and overlaps the S end of Camorta Island. Nancowry Harbor, a secure landlocked inlet, lies between them. The E entrance of Nancowry Harbor lies between the SE end of Camorta Island and the NE end of Nancowry Island. The approach to this entrance leads ...
29 Nov 11

Trinkat island Nicobar (India)

1.4nm
83°
Trinkat Island, which lies between 1.5 and 2.5 miles E of the S part of Camorta Island, is separated from that island to the W and NW by False Bay and Beresford Channel.
Trinkat Island is low, level, and covered by coconut trees. An extensive reef surrounds the island. Morrel Point, ...
30 Nov 11

Cross harbor Camorta

2.6nm
201°
Cross Harbor is entered from the W between Alfred and Leda Points and from the E between Naval and Mayo Points. Depths in the harbor area range from 21.9 to 53.1m, mud.
30 Nov 11

Chowra island (India)

37nm
307°
Chowra Island, which lies about 24 miles SSE of Batti Malv Island, is generally low but rises to a 104.5m high rocky pinnacle at its S end.
The island looks like a hat from the offing. Sanenya, the principal village, lies on the NE coast.
It has area of 8.2 sq km with a population ...
28 Nov 11

Bompoka island (India)

21nm
297°
Bompoka island lies about 1,8 NM east from southern end of nearby Teressa Island in the Nicobar group of islands. The hills on the island rise upto 193 m. The island has dense forest and some portions have grass growth. There is thick coconut palm growth on shores all round ...
29 Nov 11

Tillanchang Dwip lighthouse

23nm
Tillanchang is 15 km long and about 1 km in wide Island and lies on the Eastern periphery of Indian waters. It is the Eastern most island in the Nicobar Group of islands.
The 30 m high GI trestle tower was erected expeditiously and the 300 mm equipment with electronic flasher, ...
29 Nov 11

Bompoka lighthouse (India)

20nm
295°
Bompoka lighthouse is on SW point of the island.
Only the locals can approach the landing point safely as there are submerged rocks around.
From the landing point the Lighthouse is about 4 km through forest and hilly track. It is advisable to visit Bompoka island by engaging ...
29 Nov 11

Castle Bay (Tillanchang)

23nm
10°
Castle Bay, which lies on the SE coast of the island about 2 miles N of Cape Winifred, is deep and clear in its central part.
A rock, awash, lies about 0.3 mile S of Castle Bay Point, the N entrance point of the bay. Foul ground, with depths of less than 9.1m, extends about 0.2 ...
29 Nov 11

Sombrero channel Nicobar

27nm
188°
Sombrero Channel separates the central and S groups of the Nicobar Islands. The channel is 30 miles wide between Cape Albany and Sombrero Point, the N extremity of Little Nicobar Island.
The depths in the channel are irregular, but there is deep water in mid-channel.Strong tidal ...
30 Nov 11

Laksi (Kola-rue) village (Tarasa Dwip)

25nm
287°
Small vessels can anchor, in a depth of 25.6m, coral and coarse sand, SSW of Laksi Village, about 0.5 mile seaward of the coastal reef.
29 Nov 11

Trak and Treis islands Nicobar

36nm
172°
Trak Island lies 5 miles WNW of Sombrero Point; Treis Island lies 1 mile SE of Trak Island.
Both islands are small, reef-fringed, and surrounded by sunken rocks.
A rock, which has a depth of less than 1.8m, lies about midway between Treis Island and Sombrero Point.
30 Nov 11

Meroe island Nicobar

35nm
181°
Miroe Island, low and small, lies 10.5 miles WNW of Sombrero Point, the N extremity of Little Nicobar Island.
Miroe Island has been reported to be a good radar target up to 19 miles.
30 Nov 11
Local Area

Nicobar Islands (India)

The Nicobar islands archipelago are situated south of the neighboring Andaman Islands archipelago, in the eastern Indian Ocean. It is separated from Taïland to the E by the Andaman sea and it is composed of three groups.
The northern group includes:Car Nicobar (127 km²)
Batti ...
30 Nov 11

Andaman sea

The Andaman Sea (or Burma sea in Thai)  is a body of water to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, south of Myanmar, west of Thailand and east of the Andaman Islands; it is a part of Indian Ocean.The sea has been traditionally used for fishery and transportation of goods between ...
21 Nov 11

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

Trinkat island Nicobar (India)

Trinkat Island, which lies between 1.5 and 2.5 miles E of the S part of Camorta Island, is separated from that island to the W and NW by False Bay and Beresford Channel.
Trinkat Island is low, level, and covered by coconut trees. An extensive reef surrounds the island. Morrel Point, ...
30 Nov 11

Camorta island (India)

Camorta Island, separated from Tillanchang Dwip to the NNE by a channel about 12 miles wide, is very irregular in shape and hilly. Its aera is 188 km².
A 52m hill lies close to the NE end of the island; a 186m high hill lies 1 mile N of the S end of the island. A 132m hill lies ...
29 Nov 11

Nancowry island (India)

Nancowry Island lies close S of and overlaps the S end of Camorta Island. Nancowry Harbor, a secure landlocked inlet, lies between them. The E entrance of Nancowry Harbor lies between the SE end of Camorta Island and the NE end of Nancowry Island. The approach to this entrance leads ...
29 Nov 11
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