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Islets SSE of Tanjung Ketam (E Sumatra)

Islets SSE of Tanjung Ketam (E Sumatra)

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Description

Pulau Ketam, a small islet, stands 7 miles SSE of Tanjung Ketam and Pulau Atung, Pulau Mampu, Pulau Payung, Pulau Rampang, and Pulau Mentelier stand up to 8.5 miles farther SSE. All of these islets are low but tree-covered. The entire S shore of the strait is densely wooded.

A prominent village stands on the N side of the strait about 4 miles E of Tanjung Kapal, the SW extremity of Pulau Rupat.

25/01/2012
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Sites around Islets SSE of Tanjung Ketam (E Sumatra)
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Pyramid shoal (Malaysia)

Pyramid Shoal, which lies on the N side of the SE end of South Sands, has a least depth of 3.4m, hard sand, and is the most dangerous shoal in the area because of its depth and protrusion into the fairway.
A lighted buoy is moored about 7 miles SE of Pyramid Shoal. A depth of about ...
28 Dec 11

Selat Rupat (Selat Dumai) (E Sumatra)

Selat Rupat (Selat Dumai) separates Pulau Rupat from the mainland of Sumatera. Tanjung Ketam, the W entrance point of the N end of Selat Rupat, is low and sandy and is marked by some houses and coconut trees.
25 Jan 12

Dumai harbour (E Sumatra)

Dumai is a seaport town situated on the S side of Selat Rupat on the mainland coast of Sumatera directly opposite Tanjung Kapal. Dumai is an important oil loading terminal, with facilities for loading general cargo.
This is one of the main entry points into Sumatra by boat. ...
25 Jan 12

Water islands (Malacca - Malaysia)

Between Melaka and Tanjong Seginting, about 46 miles SE, the low, thickly wooded coast is bordered by a mud bank which extends up to 2.5 miles offshore in places.
The Water Islands, centered about 8 miles SE of Melaka, consists of a group of six tree-covered islands of moderate ...
5 Jan 12

Raleigh shoal (NE Sumatra)

Raleigh Shoal, about 4 miles long in a NW to SE direction with a least depth of 4.8m, lies centered about 15 miles E of Tanjung Medang.
A shoal, with a depth of 19.4m, was reported to lie 3.5 miles NNW of Raleigh Shoal. A lighted buoy is moored on the S side of the shoal. There ...
29 Dec 11

Tanjung Sinaboi (E Sumatra)

Tanjung Sinaboi, low and thickly wooded, is the NE extremity of the peninsula separating theSungai Rokan from Selat Rupat.
Pulau Sinaboi, a small lightcolored islet, lies close NW of Tanjung Sinaboi and shows up well against the darker growth of the mainland.
25 Jan 12

Selat Bengkalis (E Sumatra)

Selat Bengkalis lies between the SW side of Pulau Bengkalis and Sumatera and is entered W of Tanjung Jati, the W extremity of Pulau Bengkalis, which stands about 19 miles SE of Tanjung Masim. The N approach is deep and presents no difficulty if the buoyed channel is followed.
The ...
25 Jan 12

Vowler Bank (E Sumatra)

Vowler Bank, with depths of less than 20m, lies with its NW end about 5 miles SE of the 2.4m depth on Rob Roy Bank. A 9.1m patch lies near the NW end of the bank and a similar depth lies s about 3 miles SE.
29 Dec 11

Bambek shoal (Selangor - Malaysia)

Bambeck Shoal, the nearest shoal on the NE side lies on the NE side of the fairway.
Bambek shoal, about 4 NM offshore, lies SW of the mouth of Sungai Sepang Besar.
It has a depth of 0,3 m near its center and is composed of hard sand.
Its NW and SE sides are steep-to with ...
30 Dec 11

Tanjong Gabang (Selangor - Malaysia)

Tg Gabang has a light easily identified. It is located before Kampong Batu Laut that stands at the mouth of a small river about 2 NM SE of the point.Between Tanjong Gabang and the entrance of the Sungai Sepang Besar, about 16 miles ESE, the thickly wooded coast is fringed by a sand ...
29 Dec 11

Pulau Alang Besar (E Sumatra)

Pulau Alang Besar, or Pulau Halang as it is also referred to, is situated off the eastern coast of Sumatra in Riau Province, Pabupaten Bengkalis. The island and associated coastline lie at Kuala Rokan.This small mangrove island and the nearby coastline contain extensive habitats ...
23 Jan 12

Kuala Langat (Selangor - Malaysia)

Kampong Morib, which is conspicuous, stands 3.75 miles SSE of the entrance of Kuala Langat. Kuala Langat is famous for its agricultural produce, industries that recycle scrap metal, home stay programmes for tourists and for its National Space Centre in Kanchong Darat.
Fishermen's ...
29 Dec 11
Local Area

Pulau Medang - Pulau Rupat (E Sumatra)

Pulau Medang and Pulau Rupat are separated from each other by a narrow, winding strait of no importance to navigation. Both islands are heavily wooded.
Pulau Rupat is separated from the coast of Sumatera by Selat Rupat.
Foul ground, with numerous drying patches, extends about ...
25 Jan 12

Tanjung Sinaboi to Singapore strait (E Sumatra)

The S coast of the Strait of Malacca between Tanjung Sinaboi and Tanjung Medang, the N point of Pulau Medang about 37 miles ESE, is fronted by numerous mudbanks, which are a continuation of South Sands. Some of these banks dry and are marked by occasional breakers.
Pulau Medang ...
25 Jan 12

Sumatra (Indonesia)

Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera) is an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands.
The longest axis of the island runs approximately 1,790 km (1,110 mi) northwest-southeast, crossing the equator near the centre. At its widest point the island spans ...
7 Jan 12

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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