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Kelai (N Tiladummati)

Kelai (N Tiladummati)

Characteristics

Description

Kelai, at the NE extremity of the atoll, was inhabited in 1970. Good radar returns have been reported from Kelai at 14 miles. 
The islet of Tinadu lies about 3 miles WSW of Kelai.
25/10/2011
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Warifuri Faro (N Tiladummati)

Warifuri Faro is a large lagoon with the islet of Warifuri at its S end. A lighted beacon lies on the N side of Warifuri Faro. The islets of Dedu and Warifuri are inhabited; the islet of Noradu lies between the latter two islets.
25 Oct 11

Filadu (N Tiladummati)

The island of Filadu has an opening between it and Kelai, 1.5 miles N, and between it and Baura, 3 miles SSW, but the latter is encumbered by several rocky patches in the fairway.
26 Oct 11

Maduni Faro (N Tiladummati)

Maduni Faro, a lagoon reef, forms the NW extremity of the atoll.
The islets of Marandu, Tukandu, and Miledu, the first two inhabited in 1970, lie, respectively, on the barrier reef between the N end of Maduni Faro and the islet of Gafuri, about 5 miles ESE. Gafuri ...
25 Oct 11

Digufuri reef (Ihavandiffulu)

Digufuri Reef (Digfurhi Reef), at the S end of Ihavandiffulu Atoll, has an islet at its E end; a small sandbank, with palms on it, lies about 0.8 mile ENE of the islet.
21 Oct 11

Dhonakulhi (N Tiladummati)

Dhonakulhi sits on its own 1.4 kilometre long, 500 m wide, crescent-shaped island, it is private island.It offers white sand beaches of 3,2 m around it close to a coral reef and a modern marina can accommodate yachts (<80 m), with a depth unlimited.A luxury resort (Hideaway ...
28 Oct 11

Mulladu (Ihavandiffulu)

Muladu, about 5 miles SE of Ulegama, has a small village on its W side. There is a boat passage, abreast the village, through the otherwise unbroken reef surrounding the island.Between Muladu and Ulegama lie three small thickly-wooded uninhabited islets known from NW ...
20 Oct 11

Gallandu (Ihavandiffulu)

The islet of Gallandu (or Gallandhoo) lies about 3.5 miles SSW of Muladu.Sunken reefs lie about 1 and 2 miles, respectively, N of Gallandu.
21 Oct 11

Ihavandhoo (Ihavandiffulu)

Ihavandu, one of the few islands within the lagoon, lies close N of Digufuri Reef and about 3 miles W of Gallandu.
The island is densely populated, and there is a landing on the S side.
21 Oct 11

W Muladu anchorage

Good anchorage during the Northeast Monsoon may be obtained, in 46 to 55m, W of Muladu and Gumati in the E part of the lagoon.
24 Oct 11

Anchorage E Hauwandu

There is a good anchorage E of the reef between Hauwandu and Umbala, in the SW part of the lagoon, in 33 to 37m.
This is probably the best anchorage during the Southwest Monsoon, but a heavy swell might reach it through Southwestern Entrance.
24 Oct 11

Uligamu (Ihavandiffulu)

Ulegama, about 1.3 miles SE of Turakuna, is low, level, and thickly wooded. The village lies near the center of the island, surrounded by coconut palms and breadfruit trees. 
A narrow reef fringes the seaward side of the island; a beacon lies on this reef ...
21 Oct 11

Nawadu (N Tiladummati)

Nawadu, about 5 miles NNE of Naguri, was populated in 1970.There is an opening into the lagoon, about 4 miles wide, between Rufuri, a small islet, 0.5 mile N of Nawadu, and Maduni Faro, at the NW corner of the atoll.
27 Oct 11
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Warifuri Faro (N Tiladummati)

Warifuri Faro is a large lagoon with the islet of Warifuri at its S end. A lighted beacon lies on the N side of Warifuri Faro. The islets of Dedu and Warifuri are inhabited; the islet of Noradu lies between the latter two islets.
25 Oct 11

Filadu (N Tiladummati)

The island of Filadu has an opening between it and Kelai, 1.5 miles N, and between it and Baura, 3 miles SSW, but the latter is encumbered by several rocky patches in the fairway.
26 Oct 11
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