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Boka Kotorska

Boka Kotorska

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Description

The Bay of Kotor (Serbian:Boka kotorska; Croatian: Boka Kotorska; Italian: Bocche di Cattaro) in southwestern Montenegro, is a winding bay on the Adriatic Sea. With the exception of the area of coast between Rt Ostra and Rt Kobila the Bay of Kotor are part of Montenegro.
Prevlaka peninsula, Croatia, is a politically sensitive area.
The navy of Montenegro is based in the Bay of Kotor, which explains the presence of prohibited areas.
The bay, sometimes called Europe's southernmost fjord, is in fact a submerged river canyon of the disintegrated Bokelj River which used to run from the high mountain plateaus of Mount Orjen.
The bay is composed of several smaller broad bays, united by narrower channels, forming one of the finest natural harbours in Europe.

The largest of these bays is the Gulf of Tivat (Teodo), with a small harbor. On the part close to the sea is the Gulf of Herceg Novi (Castelnuovo), who guards the main entrance mouths. Other inner gulfs are those of Risan northwest of Kotor and the southeast.

Tide - Currents:

In the entrance to the gulf the currents set to the NW along the E shore and SE along the W shore, frequently attaining a velocity of 2.5 knots in either direction. In the narrows of Kumbur the current usually sets to the W and is very strong, but in Verige the current is variable in direction and never exceeds a velocity of 0.5 knot under normal conditions.
Off the entrance to Boka Kotorska, the coastal current is deflected by an outflow caused by SE winds, which sets the water towards shore and causes eddies.

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Caution.—In the N part of the entrance channel leading into Boka Kotorska, the NW and SE currents meet at the change of the tide and with a S wind can cause a heavy and dangerous sea in this vicinity.
The coastal border between Montenegro and Croatia lies in the vicinity of the mouth of Boka Kotorska.
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Les bouches de Kotor (ou Boka Kotorska, en italien Bocca di Cattaro) sont une baie située sur la côte occidentale du Monténégro, dépendante de la mer Adriatique. A l'exception de la zone de côte située entre Rt Ostra et Rt Kobila, les bouches de Kotor font partie du Monténégro.
La péninsule Prevlaka, croate, est une zone politiquement sensible.
La marine du Monténégro est basée dans les Bouches de Kotor, ce qui explique la présence de zones interdites.
La baie est souvent connue comme le fjord européen le plus méridional bien qu'il n'en s'agisse pas d'un fjord, mais plutôt d'un canyon immergé. Elle est composée de plusieurs golfes intérieurs reliés entre eux par de profondes passes et formant ensemble l'un des meilleurs ports naturels d'Europe.

Le plus important de ces golfes est le golfe de Tivat (Teodo), abritant un petit port. Sur la partie proche de la mer se trouve le golfe de Herceg Novi (Castelnuovo), qui garde l'entrée principale des bouches. Les autres golfes intérieurs sont ceux de Risan au nord-ouest et celui de Kotor au sud-est.

Courants et marées:

Dans l'entrée du golfe, les courants vont au nord-ouest le long de la rive E et au SE le long de la rive ouest, en atteignant souvent une vitesse de 2,5 nœuds dans les deux sens.
Dans le passage du Kumbur le courant se trouve habituellement à l'Ouest et est très fort, mais dans Verige le courant est variable en direction, et ne dépasse jamais une vitesse de 0,5 nœud dans des conditions normales.
Hors de l'entrée de Kotor, le courant côtier est dévié par les vents SE, et forme des tourbillons vers le rivage.

Attention.-Dans la partie N de l'entrée du chenal menant à Kotor,  les courantsNW et SE se rencontrent au changement de marée et avec un vent de S peuvent provoquer une mer forte et dangereuse dans ces parages.
La frontière entre le Monténégro et le littoral Croate se trouve dans le voisinage des Bouches de Kotor.

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Localisation

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Sites around Boka Kotorska
Flying distances - Direct line

Tivaski Zaliv

The middle bay of Boka Kotorska, is connected to Topaljski Zaliv by Kumborski Strait, a deep passage.
This bay is steep and rocky on its S side, but the NE and NW shores, which are backed by mountains, are low and cultivated.
Uvala Kukuljina and UvalaKrtole, separated from each ...
12 Apr 11

Uvala Donji Morinj

Donji Morinj is located at the W Kotorska Zaljev in Morinjski Zaliv. This quiet bay allows a stop for lunch and swimming, but at night, often, strong gusts katabatic flow down the mountains behind Risan. They then make the anchorage unsafe.
There is no danger in the approach.
A ...
10 Apr 11

Luka Zelekina

Zelekina port was damaged by the earthquake of 1979. It only remains now a dock for formalités.Port Customs official entry, the platform is protected by rubber fenders.
9 Apr 11

Marina Porto Montenegro - Tivat

Tivat is a luxury yacht marina and adjacent waterfront development currently under construction. The construction site was a naval shipyard named Arsenal, which fell into disuse after the wars and the decline of the Yugoslav Navy. The attractive lot on which the shipyard is situated ...
9 Apr 11

Otoci Gospa od Skrpjela - Sv Djordje

These two islands, with the W Perast shores are an area with shallower N Otok Lady Skrpjela od. There is a 4 m deep between the islands.
Can moor at the wharf O. Lady od Skrpjela to visit the church and the museum, but if a tour boat arrives, it will move and dock-side of the latter.
Island ...
10 Apr 11

Luka Meljine

Small port with depths of less than 1.5 m.
You can anchor the wall in the SE 7 / 12 m.
Sheltered bay N and NE.
9 Apr 11

Luka Tivat

Tivat is located on the coast of E Tivatski Zaljev is an administrative center and a tourist town.
Nearby there is an airport and an arsenal.
The public dock is located SE of the arsenal. Can moor along the wharf next available space.
The dock is dangerous winds W.
9 Apr 11

Plicina Jezicac

Plicina Jezicac, nearly awash, lies at the outer end of a spit which extends about 0.5 mile WNW from the N extremity of Ostrvo Stradioti. Vessels should not attempt to pass between this reef and the islands to the E.
12 Apr 11

Otocic Otok

Otocic Otok, the W and smallest island in the group, can be identified by a church with a prominent belfry standing on its N shore.
12 Apr 11

Luka Perast

Perast is a pretty little fishing village.
Perast is NE Prolaz Verige, the channel between Kotorska Zaljev and Tivaski Zaljev.
The islands Lady od Skrpjela and Djordje are in W Perast and do not fire.
The dock is Perast near the church and the great bell.
Moored alongside ...
10 Apr 11

Ostrvo Stradioti

Ostrvo Stradioti, the largest of the islands lying in the SE part of the bay, is 37m high and is marked by several beacons at its W extremity. It is easily recognized against the lowlands in the background.
12 Apr 11

Marina Kalimanj Tivat

The Marina Kalimanj in Tivat is a well protected marina, a natural harbour, where the docking locations are safe.
All around the Marina there are ancient Venetian palaces protected by UNESCO, old churches, restored stables.
The name Tivat comes from the Celtic word "teuta", meaning town.
10 Apr 11
Local Area

Montenegro

Montenegro, called "the pearl of the Mediterranean" is located in the Balkans. This is an area of relatively rectangular shape, bounded on the south by the Adriatic Sea to the west by Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia by the North, North-East in Kosovo and finally in the South ...
12 Apr 11

Adriatic East

Winds—WeatherBora is the name of the cold and dry NE or N wind which blows with great strength and affects the Adriatic Sea in the cool season. It is much less frequent and generally much weaker in summer. This wind is felt strongly along both sides of the Adriatic and is especially ...
30 Jul 11

Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The western coast is Italian, while the eastern coast runs mostly along Croatia, but lesser parts belong to Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, ...
16 Jul 12

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
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