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Kolachel Port (W India)

Kolachel Port (W India)

Characteristics

Description

Kolachel (Colachel) is an open roadstead with anchorage in about 13m in the lee of four small islets. The port is important for the export of ilmenite sand.
Vessels of 10,000 15,000 grt have called here. Landing during good weather is fairly easy as the rocks off the village form a practical breakwater to the heavy surf on the coast.

Depths—Limitations

The depths shoal gradually from 21m in the outer anchorage to 10m about 0.2 mile offshore in the area E of the town.

Several rocks, above and below-water, extend up to about 0.3 mile S and SW of Kolachel. Kurusukal, 6m high and surmounted by a white shrine carrying a black cross, lies about 183m S of Kolachel Light.
Ahnakal, 3m high, lies close SSE of Kurusukal, with a rock awash close SE of it.

Pulleri, 1m high, the SE danger in the approach to Kolachel, lies about 0.3 mile SSE of Kurusakal.

Patna Rock and Constance Rock, with depths of 2m, lie about 183m W and 0.5 mile WNW, respectively, of Pulleri.

Signals

Storm signals, using the Brief System, are displayed from a flagstaff 0.4 mile E of Kolachel Light.

Contacts

Tel: +91 442 5670959
Fax: +91 442 5673035
Mail: hwaysec@tn.gov.in

20/03/2012
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49nm
75°
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55nm
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