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Korculanski Kanal

Korculanski Kanal



Korculanski Kanal can be entered from the S, between Otok Vis and Otok Korcula, or from the W via Viski Kanal which leads between Otok Vis and Otok Hvar.

This channel connects with Neretvanski Kanal to the E and is part of the main approach to Kardeljevo.
It is easily navigated and vessels may pass on either side of Otok Scedro and Otocic Plocica although the central route is safer for larger vessels.

Caution.—Several submarine cables extend across Korculanski Kanal and Neretvanski Kanal and may best be seen on the chart.
The bora sometimes blows with great strength within the vicinity of Korculanski and Neretvanski Kanals.
Magnetic anomalies have been experienced within Korculanski Kanal and Neretvanski Kanal.
Korculanski Kanals'étend au S, entre Otok Vis et Otok Korcula, à l'W à partir de Viski Kanal qui sépare Otok Vis et Hvar Otok.

Ce canal se connecte à  Neretvanski Kanal à l'E et est l'approche principale pour Kardeljevo.
Il est facilement navigable et les navires peuvent passer de chaque côté de Otok Scedro et Otocic Plocica bien que la voie centrale est plus sûr pour les grands navires.

Attention.-Plusieurs câbles sous-marins se trouvent sur Korculanski Kanal et Neretvanski Kanal.
La bora souffle parfois avec une grande force dans le voisinage de Korculanski et Kanals Neretvanski.
Les anomalies magnétiques ont été rapportées au sein Korculanski Kanal et Neretvanski Kanal.
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Starogradski Zaljev Hvar

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Uvala Vela Luka Korcula

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Otok Scedro Hvar

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Pakleni Kanal

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Otok Svetac (Andrija)

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Otok Ciovo

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Rt Scedra Scedro Hvar

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Otok Sveti Klement Pakleni

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Hridi Lukavci

Hridi Lukavci  is formed by two bare light-colored rocks which lie on a reef in the W part of Korculanski Kanal.
During E winds, the currents set strongly in this vicinity.
A light is shown from a tower, 8m high, standing on the S rock.
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Uvala Gradina Korcula

Located N of the Bay of Vela Luka, Uvala Gradina provides good anchorage for N O. Sveti Ivan, connected to Korcula by a narrow causeway.
The islet Gubesa protect the creek winds from S and SW.
We can pass on either side of O and wet Gubesa by 6 m.
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Luka Lovisce Scedro Hvar

This large bay is composed of 3 creeks. It is located on the N side of O. Lovisce and carries a light at the entrance on Rt G Kurilo.
We anchored in one of the coves by 8 to 10 m.
Good protection except from N.
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