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Caleta Pisagua (Huara Chile)

Caleta Pisagua (Huara Chile)

Characteristics

Description

Pisaqua bay is located between Punta Pichalo and NE Punta Pisaga, at about 2,8 NM. The shore bank, with several islets on it, follows close along the shores of the bay. Roca Cooke, Roca Carbonera, Banco Nuevo, and Roca Osorio are dangers lying close off the shore bank and not more than 0.2 mile offshore.

Depths of 44 to 104m in the entrance of the bay decrease gradually to 14.6 to 46m within 0.3 mile of the shore. Wrecks lie about 1.3 miles E by N, and 2 miles NE of Punta Pichalo.

The town of Pisagua is situated on a hillside on the SE shore of Bahia de Pisagua.

A small pier, in poor condition, with a depth of 2.7m alongside, is situated on the S shore of the bay. A light is shown from the head of the pier. A pier, 70m long with a depth of 9m at its head, is situated at the head of the bay.

Anchorage is available, in a depth of 18m, with the pier on the S shore of the bay.

The bay is exposed to frequent heavy gusts of wind from SE through S to SW. 
The shore bank is steep-to and precautions should be taken to prevent dragging off it.

12/12/2012
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Joëlle
Caleta Pisagua (Huara Chile)
12/12/2012
Update
Joëlle
La Baie de Pisagua se trouve entre Punta Pichalo et à environ 2,8 MN au NE de Punta Pisaga. Cette grande baie est bordée de plusieurs îlots le long de la rive (Roca Cooke, Roca Carbonera, Banco Nuevo et Roca Osorio), à environ 0,2 MN au large de la côte.

Les profondeurs, de 44 m à 104 m à l'entrée de la baie, baissent progressivement de 46 m à 14,6 m à moins de 0,3 MN de la côte.

La ville de Pisagua est située sur une colline sur la rive SE de la baie.

Un petit quai en mauvais état, avec une profondeur de 2,7m, se trouve sur la rive S de la baie. Une jetée de 70 m de long, avec une profondeur de 9 m à son extrémité et un feu de musoir, se trouve à l'entrée de la baie.

On peut s'amarrer au quai, par 18 m, sur la rive S de la baie.

La baie est exposée à de fréquentes fortes rafales de vent de SE.
Le rivage est accore et il faut prendre des précautions pour ne pas s'en approcher

12/12/2012
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Joëlle
Caleta Pisagua (Huara Chile)
12/12/2012
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Joëlle
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Flying distances - Direct line

Punta Pichalo (Tarapaca Chile)

1.1nm
251°
Punta Pisagua closes at S the Pisagua bay at about 2,8 NM SSW of Punta Pisagua. It is a ridge which extends about 2 NM W from the general trend of coast.
There are a number of hummocks on the ridge. A conspicuous antenna stands on the ridge about 0.5 mile E of the point. A light ...
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Punta Pisagua (Tarapaca N Chile)

2nm
10°
Located at about 16 NM SSE of Punta Gorda, Punta Pisagua is rocky and rises very steeply inland.
It delimits to N the Pisagua cove.
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Islotes Mejillones (Mejillones N Chile)

14nm
169°
Islotes Mejillones are nearly 0.5 mile SW of the Isla Peninsula. They consist of three large and several smaller rocks of whitish color.The passage between them and the Isla Peninsula has depths of 10.1 to 14.6m, but there is a rock awash in the middle of the passage, and it should not be attempted.
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Isla Peninsula (Mejillones N Chile)

14nm
168°
Isla Peninsula lies on the S entrance point of Mejillones del Norte cove and is joined to the mainland at its NE end.
Close off the N side are a number of submerged rocks and an islet.
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Caleta Mejillones (Tarapaca N Chile)

14nm
166°
Caleta Mejillones del Norte can be recognized easily from the N by a road which passes over the hills backing it and by Quebrada de la Aurora, a ravine a little to the S.
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Caleta Chica (Tarapaca N Chile)

16nm
350°
Caleta Chica about 1.5 NM SE of Punta Gorda is a small cove, welle sheltered. It is difficult to identify from the S, however, a hill, 19.8 to 30m high, S of the cove, and Punta Gorda make good landmarks. The land at the head of the cove can be identified by its reddish color.
The ...
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Punta Gorda (Tarapaca N Chile)

17nm
347°
Punta Gorda, about 5.3 NM S of Punta Camarores, is a wide massive promontory. Eastward of the point the land rises to a height of about 986 m. Abovewater rocks extend 0.1 NM off the point.
13 Dec 12

Caleta Buena (Tarapaca N Chile)

17nm
165°
Caleta Buena, at the foot of a bluff about 3.5 miles SSE of the Isla Peninsula, is exposed but free from danger. Several rocks lie close off the shores of the cove and a rock, awash, lies about 151m offshore. Caleta Buena was formerly a place of shipment for nitrates, but the ...
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Punta Ballena (Tarapaca N Chile)

18nm
167°
Punta Ballena, S caleta Buena, is high, steep, and rocky with no off-lying dangers.
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Baia de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

35nm
173°
Iquique bay lies between Punta Piedras and Serrano peninsula, 3 NM S.Bahia de Iquique is open to winds between the NW and NE, however, these winds seldom occur. Iquique is ordinarily entirely free from storms of any kind and strong winds are very unusual. The light breezes are ...
16 Dec 12

Punta Camarones (Arica N Chile)

22nm
351°
Punta Camarones is conspicious from S because of some white patches on it and the islets wich lie close offshore.
13 Dec 12

Punta Piedras (Iquique N Chile)

34nm
173°
Punta Piedras is a small rocky promontory which rises steeply to an elevation of 278 m. Rocks extend more than 0,2 NM W of the point.
14 Dec 12
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