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Dorukandu channel (Goidhoo)

Dorukandu channel (Goidhoo)

Characteristics

Description

The Dorukandu, as the channel through this opening is known, lies on the W side between the barrier reef and the shoal water extending nearly 0.8 mile W from the reef on which Fehenfuri lies.
The channel is about 183m wide, with aleast depth of 18.3m. Depths in the opening E of the Dorukandu are shoal and irregular; a 4.3m patch lies near the edgeof the Dorukandu, about 0.3 mile E of Mafuri.

The E part of Fehendu, bearing 052°, leads from SW towards the opening.

Caution.—Vessels should not attempt to enter the lagoon except through the Dorukandu.
9/11/2011
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Jojo
Le Dorukandu,se trouve à l'W entre le récif-barrière et le  banc . le canal est environ 183 m de large, avec la profondeur d'au moins18.3 m. 

17/02/2013
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JoBu
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Localisation

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Sites around Dorukandu channel (Goidhoo)
Flying distances - Direct line

Fehenfushi and Mafushi islands (Goidhoo)

0.2nm
205°
The islet of Fehenfushi or Fehenfuri, reported  difficult to identify, lies on the S side of the barrier reef, about 4 miles SSE of Inafuri.
The islet of Mafushi or Mafuri lies about 1.3 miles W of Fehenfuri.The only opening into the lagoon lies between Mafuri and Fehenfuri.The ...
9 Nov 11

Fehendu and Furudu islands (Goidhoo)

4.7nm
38°
Fehendu and Furudu, about 1 mile and 3 miles, respectively, W of Goidu, are inhabited, and wooded, with palm trees predominant. 
The villages on the N sides of these islands are visible from seaward.
8 Nov 11

Inafuri (Furhi) island (Goidhoo)

3.7nm
338°
Inafuri (Furhi), an islet uninhabited, 15m high and bushy, lies on the reef about 3 miles W of Furudu.
8 Nov 11

Goidhoo island (Goidhoo)

6.6nm
62°
Goidhoo (or Goidu or Innafushi), at the NE end of the atoll, is the largest islet (2 km long and 1,5 km wide), and is inhabited. It has been reported (1994) that the shape of the island changes over time.Goidhu Island lies in a small separate atoll along with Fulhadu and ...
8 Nov 11

Hithaadhoo island (S Malosmadulu)

11nm
South maaslhosmadulu atoll hithaadhoo is located on the south west in the atoll. 
Hithaadhoo is 2600 feet long and have 1430 feet in width. A total of about 1171 people are registered in the island. Main occupation of the residance of hithaadhoo is fishing.There is a ...
7 Nov 11

Dhunikolhu (S Malosmadulu)

13nm
354°
SW of the Baa Atoll, this island-shaped half-pipe has a large lagoon where the dolphins come to relax.
It also has a superb coral reef (on his part E) that can be explored from the beach. W gives his side of the lagoon with crystal clear waters.
An hotel (Coconut Palm) consists ...
7 Nov 11

Hanikandu Faro (S Malosmadulu)

26nm
358°
Hanikando Faro, at the NW extremity of the atoll, is separated from Kari Faro, about 0,8 NM S, by an opening into the lagoon. Dukandu, an island, lies in the middle of the inner end of the opening.Kari Faro is a reef enclosing a lagoon, with the islets of Iwafuri and ...
7 Nov 11

Aligau pass (Fadiffolu)

45nm
51°
There is a wide opening into the atoll between Aligau and Lowalfuri, about 3.5 miles NNW; the islet of Madewaru lies near the middle of the opening.
5 Nov 11

Eudhafushi (S Malosmadulu)

19nm
30°
Eudhafushi island is the administrative capital of the Malosmadulu atoll.
8 Nov 11

Maalhoss island (S Malhosmadulu)

22nm
33°
SE Malosmadulu Atoll Maalhoss island characterized by a small lagoon on the west side as a perfect refuge for shallow-draft boats during the northeast monsoon. 
The entrance is marked by a small lighthouse. Maalhoss is a tiny island with approximately 500 inhabitants. 
8 Nov 11

Maduni Faro and Vaadhoo (N Malosmadulu)

63nm
Maduni Faro, a lagoon reef, lies at the N of the atoll. Vaadhoo lies about 3 NM ESE of Maduni Faro, at the S end of a large lagoon reef.A wide opening into the lagoon lies between Maduni Faro and Wadu; it is free of known dangers in the middle of the fairway, with depths ...
6 Nov 11

Kardiva Channel

24nm
62°
Kardiva Channel, deep and free from dangers in the fairway, lies between Fadiffolu Atoll, South Malosmadulu Atoll, and Horsburgh Atoll to NW, and Male Atoll and Ari Atoll to SE.This channel divides the Northern from the Central atolls of the Maldives. This channel was important for ...
9 Nov 11
Local Area

Horburgh (Goidhoo) Atoll

Horsburgh Atoll (Goidu Atoll) about 6 miles S of South Malosmadulu Atoll, is considered as part of the latter atoll for administrative purposes. Horsburgh Atoll was reported (1987) to lie approximately 2 miles SE of its charted position.
Goidhoo Atoll (also Goidu or Goifulhafehendhu), ...
9 Nov 11

S Malosmadulu (Baa) Atoll

The S side of the atoll is formed by reefs lying between Berriam Faro and Mamanago Faro, about 7 miles SW; three islets lie on this section of the barrier reef.The SW face of the atoll is formed by Mamanago Faro, at its SW extremity, and three similar lagoon reefs farther ...
8 Nov 11

Malosmadulu Atoll (Maldives)

Malosmadulu Atoll consists of North Malosmadulu Atoll and South Malosmadulu Atoll, which are separated by Moresby Channel, about 1.8 miles wide.
These two atolls are similar in character, their W sides being composed of a series of lagoon reefs, some prominent and ...
8 Nov 11

Maldives

The Republic of Maldives is a SW Asian country. The population of the Islamic Republic is about 300 000 inhabitants. The capital is Male. The language "Devehi" comes in part from an ancient form of Sri Lancans mixed with Hindi, Arabic and English. English is the ...
16 Nov 11

Indian Ocean

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