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Muttam Point (W India)

Muttam Point (W India)

Characteristics

Description

Muttam Point (Muttum Point), 35m high and with steep red cliffs, lies about 5.5 miles SE of Kolachel. The village of Muttamtura lies on the point.

A light, with a racon, is shown on the point. A group of palmyra trees on high red ground, about 1 mile N of the light structure, forms a good landmark which can usually be seen above mist which may obscure the lighthouse.
Muttam Point has been reported to give a good radar response at 18 miles.

Vessels in the vicinity of Muttam Point, at night, should not approach into depths of less than 45m due to the dangers W and SW of the point.

Crocodile Rock, a dangerous sunken rock about 3 miles SW of Muttam Point Light, is the outermost danger; the sea does not break over it in calm weather. Adunda Rock, 5m high, lies about 1.3 miles SW of the point. It is difficult to identify from seaward, and foul ground extends about 0.2 mile NNW from it.
Kota Rock, 6m high and steep-to on its W side, lies about 1.3 miles WNW of Adunda Rock. Vessels should not pass inside of Adunda and Kota Rocks.

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Flying distances - Direct line

Kolachel Port (W India)

4.8nm
305°
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Comorin Cape (S India)

13nm
102°
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Comorin Lighthouse (S India)

13nm
100°
Cape Comorin Light is shown from a square white tower, 34m high, and painted in red bands, about 0.3 mile NW of the cape. A church, 54m high, lies in a village about 0.5 mile N of the cape.
Good radar returns have been reported from Cape Comorin at 23 miles.
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Kanyakumari Port (S India)

14nm
100°
Kanyakumari is a town that is at the tip of the Indian Peninsula and faces the Indian Ocean.The port is a minor port primarily for ferry traffic.
Depths in the boat basin and alongside the pier are 2.3m or less.
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Vivekananda rock - Thiruvalluvar Statue

14nm
101°
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East Cape (E India)

27nm
79°
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Kovalam Point (W India)

25nm
307°
Kovalam Point (Covelong Point) is a bluff point with a conspicuous red-roofed building on it.
Good radar returns have been reported from the point at 19 miles.
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Trivandrum port (Kerala-W India)

30nm
311°
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18 Mar 12

Manappad Point (SE India)

46nm
71°
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20 Mar 12

Anjengo point (W India)

46nm
314°
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Tiruchendur Point (Tamil Nadu-E India)

53nm
65°
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20 Mar 12

Punnaikkayal (E India)

58nm
58°
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Local Area

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Belekeri (W India)

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