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Camorta island (India)

Camorta island (India)

Characteristics

Description

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 at the SE end of a range of hills that extends 4 miles SE from a position 1 mile SE of the NW end of the island. Mount Edgecumbe, a tree-covered hill 109m high, lies about 4.3 miles N of the S end of the island.
Several villages and huts lie along the shores of the island. The W coast is indented by bays which form Dring Harbor and Expedition Harbor.
The NE coast of Camorta Island has not been closely examined.
The SE side of the island is separated from Trinkat Island by Beresford Channel.

A coral bank, with depths of 25.6 to 27.4m, lies about 6 miles ENE of Horace Point, the N extremity of Camorta Island.

Tides—Currents.—The tidal currents off the E coast of Camorta Island, between a position about 2 miles WNW of the NW end of that island and a position between the entrances of Expedition and Nancowry Harbors, set S on the flood and N on the ebb. At springs, the N current attains a rate of 3 knots about 2 to 3 miles offshore. The S current attains a rate of 0.8 to 1.3 knots. At neaps, the N current attains a rate of 0.8 to 1.3 knots and the S current a rate of 0.3 to 0.8 knot.
At springs, tide rips frequently occur at various places all along the coast at variable distances offshore.
The W coast of Camorta Island, between Horace Point and Kaihoa Village, almost 3.8 miles SW, is reef-fringed up to 0.5 mile offshore. From the village the coast extends SW for 1.3 miles and then S for 7.5 miles to Cave Point, the N entrance point of Expedition Harbor.

Dring Harbor, which is available only to boats, is entered 2.3 miles N of Cave Point.
A 22m shoal lies about 6.5 miles NW of Cave Point.

The coast, between Satellite Point, the S entrance point of Expedition Harbor, and Reef Point, the S extremity of the island, is fringed by a narrow reef. This latter point is the N entrance point of the W entrance of Nancowry Harbor.

Perseus Reef extends about 0.8 mile W from the NW end of the island. A shoal, as defined by the 20m curve, extends about 1.8 miles NW from the same point.

29/11/2011
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Sites around Camorta island (India)
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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

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

Beresford channel Nicobar

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, ...
30 Nov 11

Chowra island (India)

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 ...
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Cross harbor Camorta

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

Bompoka island (India)

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

Bompoka lighthouse (India)

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

Laksi (Kola-rue) village (Tarasa Dwip)

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

Tillanchang Dwip lighthouse

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

Castle Bay (Tillanchang)

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

Somberian channel Nicobar

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

Hinam village (Tarasa Dwip)

Anchorage can be taken by small vessels with local knowledge close off Hinam Village, in depths of 11 to 25.6m.
29 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 ...
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Andaman sea

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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

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

Katchall island Nicobar

Katchall Island is separated from Camorta Island and Nancowry Island to the NE by Revello Channel, which is about 3.8 miles wide and apparently free from dangers, except for a detached 12.8m patch which lies about 4.5 miles NE of the SE end of Katchall Island.
The island is densely ...
30 Nov 11
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