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Little Nicobar island

Little Nicobar island



Little Nicobar Island is densely wooded, with Mount Deoban rising to a height of 413m on the central part, and the Empress Peak rising to 401m on the NE part of the island.

Little Nicobar Island has been reported to be a good radar target up to 23 miles.

The NW coast between Sombrero Point and Pahua, about 6 miles SW and then about 7.5 miles S to Cape Edinburg, is fringed by a reef which extends up to 0.5 mile offshore.

On 26 December 2004, the coast of the Nicobar Islands was devastated by a 10-15 m high tsunami following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

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Kondul island Nicobar

Kondul island, high and rocky on its N side, rises to a heigh of 92 m. The shape of this island looks elongated. Kondul was amongst those islands that were devastated by the tsunami of 2004. Population of Kondul Island according to 2001 census is 150. Before tsunami hit this island, ...
1 Dec 11

Kabra islet (Nicobar)

Kabra Island, 63m high, lies in St. Georges Channel almost 3 miles N of Murray Point, the N end of Great Nicobar Island.It is part of great Nicobar group of Islands. It has thick growth of commercial vegetation.
The inhabitants from nearby Kondul and Little Nicobar islands ...
1 Dec 11

Meroe island Nicobar

Miroe Island, low and small, lies 10.5 miles WNW of Sombrero Point, the N extremity of Little Nicobar Island.
Miroe Island has been reported to be a good radar target up to 19 miles.
30 Nov 11

Sombrero channel Nicobar

Sombrero Channel separates the central and S groups of the Nicobar Islands. The channel is 30 miles wide between Cape Albany and Sombrero Point, the N extremity of Little Nicobar Island.
The depths in the channel are irregular, but there is deep water in mid-channel.Strong tidal ...
30 Nov 11

Cross harbor Camorta

Cross Harbor is entered from the W between Alfred and Leda Points and from the E between Naval and Mayo Points. Depths in the harbor area range from 21.9 to 53.1m, mud.
30 Nov 11

Beresford channel Nicobar

Beresford Channel is entered from the S through False Bay. Both shores are fronted by reefs and shoals that extend almost 0.8 mile offshore.
A number of shoals, with depths of 5.5 to 11m, lie in the middle of the S part of the channel. The channel on both sides of Middle Reef, ...
30 Nov 11

Castle Bay (Tillanchang)

Castle Bay, which lies on the SE coast of the island about 2 miles N of Cape Winifred, is deep and clear in its central part.
A rock, awash, lies about 0.3 mile S of Castle Bay Point, the N entrance point of the bay. Foul ground, with depths of less than 9.1m, extends about 0.2 ...
29 Nov 11

Tillanchang Dwip lighthouse

Tillanchang is 15 km long and about 1 km in wide Island and lies on the Eastern periphery of Indian waters. It is the Eastern most island in the Nicobar Group of islands.
The 30 m high GI trestle tower was erected expeditiously and the 300 mm equipment with electronic flasher, ...
29 Nov 11

Bompoka lighthouse (India)

Bompoka lighthouse is on SW point of the island.
Only the locals can approach the landing point safely as there are submerged rocks around.
From the landing point the Lighthouse is about 4 km through forest and hilly track. It is advisable to visit Bompoka island by engaging ...
29 Nov 11

Laksi (Kola-rue) village (Tarasa Dwip)

Small vessels can anchor, in a depth of 25.6m, coral and coarse sand, SSW of Laksi Village, about 0.5 mile seaward of the coastal reef.
29 Nov 11

Hinam village (Tarasa Dwip)

Anchorage can be taken by small vessels with local knowledge close off Hinam Village, in depths of 11 to 25.6m.
29 Nov 11

Chowra lighthouse (India)

Chowra Island has been reported to be a good radar target up to 23 miles.
28 Nov 11
Local Area

Nicobar Islands (India)

The Nicobar islands archipelago are situated south of the neighboring Andaman Islands archipelago, in the eastern Indian Ocean. It is separated from Taïland to the E by the Andaman sea and it is composed of three groups.
The northern group includes:Car Nicobar (127 km²)
Batti ...
30 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 ...
21 Nov 11

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

Trak and Treis islands Nicobar

Trak Island lies 5 miles WNW of Sombrero Point; Treis Island lies 1 mile SE of Trak Island.
Both islands are small, reef-fringed, and surrounded by sunken rocks.
A rock, which has a depth of less than 1.8m, lies about midway between Treis Island and Sombrero Point.
30 Nov 11

Great Nicobar island

Great Nicobar is the largest of the Nicobar Islands of India, it is also the southermost point of India.
The island covers 1045 km² but is sparsely inhabited.
The island was severely affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami with many deaths, and was cut off ...
30 Nov 11

Nancowry island (India)

Nancowry Island lies close S of and overlaps the S end of Camorta Island. Nancowry Harbor, a secure landlocked inlet, lies between them. The E entrance of Nancowry Harbor lies between the SE end of Camorta Island and the NE end of Nancowry Island. The approach to this entrance leads ...
29 Nov 11
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