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Gulf of Martaban (Burma)

Gulf of Martaban (Burma)



The Gulf of Martaban is entered between Baragua Point and the coast extending N abreast of Kalegauk Island, about 140 miles to the E.
The Sittang River flows into the head of the gulf, about 75 miles N of the entrance. The Rangoon River and the Moulmein River enter the sea on the NW and E sides, respectively, of the gulf.
The entire area of the gulf is shallow and anchorage can be taken anywhere with a suitable draft, but prior to anchoring the direction of the tidal current should be noted and very little chain veered until the vessel stems it.

In 1981, a dangerous wreck was reported to lie in position 15°20'20"N, 96°36'12"E, about 60 miles SSE of Rangoon River Western Channel Entrance.

In 1985, natural gas was discovered in large quantities up to 100 miles offshore in the Gulf of Martaban.
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Cape Negrais (Burma)

Cape Negrais, the seaward extremity of a spur of the Arakan Yoma range, in the Bay of Bengal, is fronted by conspicuous cliffs which rise about 0.8 mile inland to a high summit. The cape has been reported to be a good radar target up to 24 miles.
The coast between Cape Negrais ...
21 Nov 11

Mawdin Point (Burma)

Mawdin Point (Pagoda Point), about 30m high and flat, terminates in a bare bluff.
A pagoda lies on the point and is visible above the trees.
A small 2.7m high obelisk lies on the reef on the SE extremity of Mawdin Point.
A shoal, with depths of 5.5m and less, lies up to 0.5 ...
15 Dec 11

Racer Marina Huahin

Racer Marina is the only fully equipped Marina and the east coast of the Gul of Thailand. Repain service center and have a 35 tons marine travel lift
18 Jun 17

Laem Chabang

Port protected by a breakwater.
10 Jan 13


Harbor protected by a breakwater.
10 Jan 13

Bang Saphan

Small port.
27 Mar 12

Map Ta Phut

Small port protected by a breakwater.
10 Jan 13

Port Blair

27 Mar 12

Patong Beach (Phuket)

The main tourist area of Phuket.
A large bay with best anchorage's located in the center and southern end of the bay.
Don't park to close to the shore to avoid the numerous jet skis and parasail boats.
All eating and other preferences are available in Patong, including ...
22 Nov 11

Royal Phuket Marina

Royal Phuket Marina has opened and is the first international standard marina in Thailand. Full facilities / mooring / hardstanding / repairs / fuel / restaurants etc. Also yacht charter on Sunseeker Predators 60 ft yachts.
The photo , the coordonates ...
1 Jan 08

Karon Beach (Phuket)

The next bay up from Kata and much larger than Kata or Patong and therefore more exposed to wind and swell.
Ashore are many good seafood and European restaurants.
Prices both here and Kata are 5-20% cheaper than Patong.
Most yachts prefer to anchor at either Patong or ...
22 Nov 11
Local Area

Cape Negrais to Sittang River

From Cape Negrais, the coast of the Irrawaddy Delta is low along its entire length between the Bassein River and the Sittang River. The only high coastal ground lies on the W side of the mouth of the Bassein River; here the S extremity of the Arakan Yoma Range terminates in the vicinity ...
21 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 ...
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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

Irrawaddy river delta (Burma)

The Irrawaddy River or Ayeyarwady River is a river that flows from north to south through Burma (Myanmar). It is the country's largest river and most important commercial waterway.
Originating from the confluence of the N'mai and Mali rivers, it flows relatively straight North-South ...
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