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Car Nicobar islands (India)

Car Nicobar islands (India)



Car Nicobar island, or PU in the local langage, the N island of the group, lies about 77 miles SSE of Little Andaman Island. 
The island is densely wooded, mostly coconut trees.

The island has been reported to be a good radar target up to14 miles.

The Car Nicobar is a very small Island, if compared with the Middle Andaman or South Andaman. The area of Car Nicobar Island is around 127 Sq km. There are clusters of 15 villages, which are inhabited areas, the largest being Malacca.

The 15 villages of Car Nicobar Island include Mus, Kinmai, Small Lapathy, Big Lapathy, Tapoiming,Chukchucha, Kinyuka, Tamalu, Perka, Malacca, Kakana, Kimius, Arong, Sawai and Titop.

The Car Nicobar Island was ravaged by the 2004 tsunami. Car Nicobar lies 750 km (465 miles) from the epicenter of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, and the resultant tsunamis struck it with immense force and witnesses reported that the waves were as high as 30 ft (9 m).
As of December 30, 2004, the number of casualties is actually unknown, but seemed likely to be high. One survivor told the Associated Press that there was not a single hut, which was standing. Most of the people went up to the hills and were afraid to come down.

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Sawai bay (Car Nicobar)

Sawai Bay indents the NW coast, between Keating Point and Hog Point, about 3.5 miles to SW.
Foul ground extends 1 mile N from Keating Point and 0.5 mile N from Hog Point. Sawai Village lies 0.5 mile SE of Hog Point.
The tidal currents off Sawai Bay set NE on the flood tide.An ...
28 Nov 11

Batti Malv island (India)

Batti Malv Island (or Kuono), which lies about 17 miles SSE of Car Nicobar, appears wedge-shaped from the offing. It's an uninhabited island that covers an area of 2 square kilometers. This very small island rises to a densely wooded peak about 73m high. The NW end of the island is ...
28 Nov 11

Chowra lighthouse (India)

Chowra Island has been reported to be a good radar target up to 23 miles.
28 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

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

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

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

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

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

Sombrero 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
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

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 ...
28 Nov 11

Tarasa Dwip (India)

Teressa Island (Tarasa Dwip), roughly crescent-shaped and low in its central part, lies 6.5 miles SE of Chowra Island. The island has a surface area of 101.26 km².It appears as two separate islands from the offing. The N end of the island is 250m high. Hinam Village lies 4.5 miles ...
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
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