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Losinjski Kanal

Losinjski Kanal



Losinjski Kanal extends 13 miles NW along the E side of Otok Losinj from the vicinity of Otocici Orjule.
The N end of this channel is shallow and converges to form Osorski Tjesnac, a narrow passage, which leads between Otok Losinj and the SE side of Otok Cres and connects the head of Losinjski Kanal with the E side of Kvarner.

This passage, which is 150m long and only 12m wide, is available to small vessels with drafts of less than 3m and is spanned by a swing bridge.

There are strong and irregular currents in the N part of the passage due to the considerable differences of water levels between Losinjski Kanal and Kvarner.

Losinjski Kanal  s'étend sur 13 miles au NW de Cres le long du côté E de Otok Losinj jusqu'à la proximité de Otocici Orjule.
L'extrémité N de ce canal est peu profond et converge pour former Osorski Tjesnac, un passage étroit, qui mène entre Otok Losinj et le côté SE de Otok Cres et se connecte au N de Losinjski Kanal avec le côté E de Kvarner.
Ce passage, qui fait 150m de long et seulement 12m de largeur, est navigable pour les petits navires avec des tirants d'eau de moins de 3m et est enjambée par un pont tournant.
Il y a des courants forts et irréguliers dans la partie N du passage en raison des différences considérables des niveaux d'eau entre Losinjski Kanal et Kvarner.
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