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Otocic Sveti Marko

Otocic Sveti Marko



Otocic Sveti Marko, barren and light-colored, lies close off the N extremity of Otok Krk and divides the N part of the fairway into two passages.

The main passage leads NE of the island and is 0.2 mile wide. During strong gales, the current in this channel may attain a rate of 3 knots.
The passage leading SW of the island is suitable only for small craft.
A light is shown from the NE side of Otocic Sveti Marko.

A road bridge spans the two passages of Tihi Kanal at the S end of Otocic Sveti Marko.
The W passage has a vertical clearance of 50m and the E passage, under the center span, has a vertical clearance of 60m.

Southbound vessels using Tihi Kanal are generally given the right of way. Approval to transit Tihi Kanal must be obtained from the Rijeka port authority.
Otocic Sveti Marko
Otocic Sveti Marko
Otocic Sveti Marko, déserte et de couleur claire, se trouve à proximité de l'extrémité N de Otok Krk et divise la partie N du chenal en deux passages.
Le principal passage mène au NE de l'île et est de 0,2 mile de large. Pendant les vents forts, le courant dans ce canal peut atteindre 3 nœuds.
Le passage menant au SW de l'île ne convient que pour les petites embarcations.
Un feu s'élève du côté NE de Otocic Sveti Marko.
Un pont routier s'étend sur les deux passages de Tihi Kanal, à l'extrémité S d'Otocic Sveti Marko.
Le passage W a une hauteur libre de 50m et le passage E, sous la travée centrale, a une hauteur libre de 60m.
Des navires allant vers le sud en utilisant Tihi Kanal ont généralement le droit de passage. L'approbation du transit Tihi Kanal doit être obtenue auprès de l'autorité du port de Rijeka.
Otocic Sveti Marko
Otocic Sveti Marko
Le feu de Sv. Marko
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Flying distances - Direct line

Tihi kanal

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The channel is deep and tortuous and leads between the mainland and the NE end of Otok Krk.
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Kanal Vela Vrata

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The channel is deep and clear, the bottom being formed of mud.
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Otok Plavnik Kvarner

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Bakarski Zaljev Rijeka

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Kanal Krusija

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Zaljev Soline Krk

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Luka Kraljevica Bakarski Z

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There is very ...
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Uvala Voz (Krk)

Anchor front of the  island of Krk bridge.
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Luka Bakarac Bakarski Z

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Luka Omisaljski Zaljev (Krk)

Located in a large deep bay that can accommodate natural port of large ships.
The historic town of Omislj, with its port and anchorage for boaters, is located at the bottom of the bay.
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Uvala Jadranovo

Bay offers the best protection in the Bora and Sirocco Tihi Kanal.
There are more than 18 m deep.
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Luka Bakar Primorsko Goranska

"Bakar" is the Croatian word for copper. Bakar is a port for bulk cargo and used to be known for its industrial complex. We moored at the dock where the funds go from 0.30 to 4 m or is anchored in the harbor by 8 m.
Good protection but the SE and Bora.
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Local Area

Rijecki Zaljev

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Adriatic East

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Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The western coast is Italian, while the eastern coast runs mostly along Croatia, but lesser parts belong to Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, ...
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Méditerranée - Mediterranean

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