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Lobito

Lobito

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Description

The Lobito port was built in 1928 after the Portuguese colonial authorities granted a concession to an Englishman, Sir Robert Williams. Sir Robert constructed a railway leading from Lobito deep into the heart of the continent, to transport millions of tons of copper and other minerals.
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Luanda

213nm
354°
Porto de Luanda was founded by Paulo Dias de Novais in 1575 and settled by Portuguese colonists. It is the second busiest seaport in Angola.
15 Jan 09

Matadi

391nm
359°
Port .
12 Feb 12

Boma

390nm
355°
Harbor .
12 Feb 12

Port de Banana

386nm
349°
Le Port de Banana se trouve sur la rive nord de l'embouchure du Congo.
15 Jan 09

Kipundji

394nm
349°
Kipundji ou KupundjiWhite flash every 5 seconds, visible for 15 nautical miles.
9 Dec 15

Cabinda

415nm
348°
Situation Approche
15 Jan 09

Malongo

424nm
349°
Situation Approche
15 Jan 09

Pointe-Noire (Congo)

465nm
347°
Pointe Noire is the seaport for the Congo, on the western coast of Africa. The port of Pointe-Noireis a vital communication axis in equatorial Africa, stretching from Pointe-Noire to Bangui and Ndjamena, through the railway line.Pointe_Noire
14 Jan 09

Cape Cross

566nm
177°
En 1486, l'explorateur portugais Diego Cao, premier européen à fouler le sol de la Namibie, dresse une croix en hommage au roi Jean 1er du Portugal. D'où le nom de Cap Cross.
Aujourd'hui,  Cap Cross est réputée pour sa colonie d'otaries à fourrure. Leur nombre fluctue ...
17 Jan 09

Swakopmund Lighthouse

622nm
174°
Swakopmund was founded in 1892, by Captain Curt von François.On 4 August 1892 the crew of a gunboat named Hyäne (German for Hyena) erected two beacons on a large dune, probably in the vicinity of the present lighthouse. This is regarded as the founding date of Swakopmund. 
15 Jan 09

Pelican Point Lighthouse

634nm
175°
Pelican Point is the northern end of a long, low-lying peninsula of barren dune sand that forms the western side of Walvis Bay, protecting the bay from the Atlantic Ocean. In 1915 a small lantern was mounted on a wooden pole to mark the extremity of the peninsula. The present cast-iron ...
15 Jan 09

Walvis Bay

638nm
175°
Port.
12 Feb 12
Local Area

Angola

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola  was a Portuguese colony from the 16th century to 1975.
15 Jan 09

SE Atlantic Ocean

La plaque Africaine au Sud de l'équateur.Le relief sous-marin de l'Atlantique au Sud de l'équateur est beaucoup plus simple qu'au Nord entre le plateau de l'Atlantique Nord.
Au large des côtes africaines et de leur plateau continental relativement étroit, on n'a à signaler ...
19 Mar 15
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