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Gulf of Aden

Gulf of Aden



The Gulf of Aden is an extension of the Indian Ocean. Located between Africa and Asia, it forms the natural separation between the countries of Somalia and Yemen. In that regard, piracy is a problem in these waters, especially for small sailboats and yachts. Many international sources now warn all small craft to avoid this gulf.
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Sites around Gulf of Aden
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Al Mukalla

Port protected by a breakwater.
27 Mar 12


27 Mar 12


Port protected by a breakwater.
25 Mar 12

Al Mukha

Small harbor.
27 Mar 12


25 Mar 12


Commercial harbour.
25 Mar 12

Al Hudaydah

Port with fishermen specialized in sharks fishing.
8 Jan 10


Small port.
27 Mar 12


25 Mar 12


Port protected by a breakwater.
27 Mar 12

Mina Raysut

Port protected by a breakwater.
27 Mar 12

Mitsiwa Harbor

Port protected by a breakwater.
25 Mar 12

Muqdisho Old Port

Old Port
25 Mar 12

King Abdul-Aziz Naval Base (KANB)

King Abdul-Aziz Naval Base (KANB) is located just south of the steadily growing Jubail commercial port and industrial complex.KANB  has extensive waterfront operational and protective works, drydocking and shop repair facilities, a training complex for several hundred students ...
9 Jan 13


Dammam's King Abdulaziz Sea Port, located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, is the second largest port of Saudi Arabia.  It has large equipment that allows it to receive various types of vessels. The most important equipments are 56 multi-purpose hoist, 8 container cranes, and ...
9 Jan 13

Al Jubayl

Small port protected by a breakwater.
27 Mar 12

Ras Al Ghar

Small port protected by a breakwater.
27 Mar 12

Khawr al Qulayah Bahrain

Khawr al Qulayah is an extensive inlet circled by and containing reefs and other dangers best seen on the chart.
A channel, with a least depth of 9.5m, leads through Khawr al Qulayah to a basin, with the same depth, off Mina Salman, although caution is necessary, ...
17 Oct 11

Mina Salman port

At Mina Salman, the Deep Water Jetty, which is 30m wide and 800m long, extends SE into Khawr al Qulayah and provides ten berths, each 150m in length. Berths 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are on the N side of the jetty, while Berths 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 are on the S side ...
18 Oct 11

Dhow Harbour

28 Mar 14

Port of Doha

1 Jan 70

Porto Arabia

Porto Arabia est la plus grande marina des trois que compose l'île artificielle Pearl Qatar situé à 19 km au nord du centre ville de Doha, dans la lagune de West Bay. Cette marina de luxe est bordée tout autour par de grands et très luxueux immeubles avec une promenade de ...
28 Mar 14

Ritz Marina Doha

Small marina close to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
30 Mar 14
Local Area

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

Red sea

boat crew to extract Tololea February 12, 2006:
"Hello friends ... The Red Sea is a very tough sea to navigate, more boring than the Mediterranean.
In three months we-have-been about 1 week of calm weather. The wind blows 95% of the north or northwest time and Did not fall ...
13 Nov 16

Persian Gulf - Arabian Gulf

This inland sea of some 251,000 km² is connected to the Gulf of Oman in the east by the Strait of Hormuz; and its western end is marked by the major river delta of the Shatt al-Arab, which carries the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris. Its length is 989 kilometres, with ...
18 Oct 14

Arabian Sea

Arabian Sea
The Arabian Sea is a northwestern extension of the Indian Ocean, positioned between India, Oman, Pakistan and Yemen, and Cape Guardafui in far northeastern Somalia. The sea connects with the Persian Gulf through the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz. In the southwest, ...
23 Dec 07

Adabra Islands

The Aldabra Group are part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles, lying in the southwest of the island nation, 1000 kilometres from the capital, Victoria, on Mahé Island.
The only remaining settlement is on Assumption Island, not counting the Aldabra Research Station on Picard ...
27 Apr 12


L'archipel des Seychelles (115 îles) est composé de quatre groupes d'îles. Le groupe principal autour de Mahé, le groupe des Amirantes, le groupe de Farquhar et le groupe d'Aldabra. Il s'étend d'Ouest en Est de 46° à 56 ° de longitude Est, e du Nord au Sud de 4) à 10° de latitude Sud.
15 Dec 08
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