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Castle Bay (Tillanchang)

Castle Bay (Tillanchang)

Characteristics

Description

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 mile S from the rock.
A dangerous wreck lies in shoal water about 0.3 mile SSW of Castle Bay Point.

During fair weather, anchorage can be taken, in depths of 25.6 to 27.4m, with Castle Bay Point bearing 062°, distant about 0.5 mile.
29/11/2011
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Localisation

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Sites around Castle Bay (Tillanchang)
Flying distances - Direct line

Nancowry island (India)

29nm
190°
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

Chowra island (India)

34nm
268°
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

Trinkat island Nicobar (India)

23nm
186°
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

Tillanchang Dwip lighthouse

0.5nm
226°
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 island (India)

26nm
239°
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

Beresford channel Nicobar

23nm
190°
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

26nm
191°
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 lighthouse (India)

34nm
268°
Chowra Island has been reported to be a good radar target up to 23 miles.
28 Nov 11

Bompoka lighthouse (India)

27nm
237°
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)

32nm
241°
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

Hinam village (Tarasa Dwip)

34nm
247°
Anchorage can be taken by small vessels with local knowledge close off Hinam Village, in depths of 11 to 25.6m.
29 Nov 11

Trak and Treis islands Nicobar

59nm
179°
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
Local Area

Tillanchang Dwip (India)

Tillanchang Dwip lies about 34 NM E of Chaowra island. Maharani peak, the highest of several peaks forming a jagged ridge along the length of the island, lies in the center of the island and attains elevation of 244 m. Tillanchang  is an uninhabited island and has been declared ...
29 Nov 11

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
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