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Giraavaru Akirifuri (N Kaafu)

Giraavaru Akirifuri (N Kaafu)

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Description

Between Giravaru and Akirifuri, about 26 miles N, several low bush-covered islets, about 7m high, lie on the W fringing reef, giving effective warning of the reef lying about 0.2 mile outside them.

Several openings into the lagoon lie along this stretch of coast. The largest opening is abreast Hembadu, a heavilywooded islet, about 17 miles N of Giravaru and 2 miles within the lagoon;

Dangers in the entrance to the W near Hembadu.

A low islet, covered in trees and scrub, lies on the barrier reef 6 miles SSW of Hembadu; a sandbank, similarly wooded, lies about 2 miles farther SSE.
19/11/2011
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