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Otok Sipan

Otok Sipan



It is the largest and most populated island of the group Elafiten. It rises to 234 m at its N and a prominent hill rises 224 m NW of the SE end.
Ruda is a small island that is 0.5 M SE of the NE extremity of the island and Misnjaka, 13 m high, lies close off the NW extremity.

It is home to several villages. Luka is the largest (or Sipanska Luka), located at the bottom of a long inlet that enters the NW coast. On the SE coast, Sudura is the smallest village, with a port.

Caution: A prohibited area extends up to 0.3 mile seaward from the SW side of Otoc Sipan.

C'est la plus grande île et la plus peuplée du groupe des Elaphites. Elle s'élève à 234 m à son extrémité N et une colline proéminente de 224 m s'élève au NW de son extrémité SE.

Ruda est un îlot qui se trouve à 0,5 M au SE de son extrémité et l'îlot Misnjak, de 13 m de haut, s'étend à son extrémité NW.

Elle abrite plusieurs villages. Le plus grand est Luka (ou Sipanska Luka), situé au fond d'un long bras de mer qui pénètre dans la côte NW. Sur la côte SE, Sudura est le village le plus petit, avec un port.

Attention: Une zone interdite s'étend jusqu'à 0,3 mile au large de la côte sud-ouest de Otoc Sipan.

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Otok Jakljan

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A white stony peak, 225m high, stands near the center of this island and is conspicuous from seaward.
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Otok Lopud

The island of Lopud belongs Elaphites. It is only 4.6 km2.
It has a pleasant village and some old buildings. You'll find a sandy beach.
There are two good anchorages: uvala Lopud (NW of the island), where is the village and uvala Sunj (SE of the island).
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Sipanska Luka

This is the main village of Sipan.
It can dock at the facility, NE of it.
You can anchor the S Wharf light, in 6 m of water.
Good protection from the wind except the NW and SW
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Luka Sudurad Sipan

This small port is located at SE O. Sipan. The small island of Ruda is 0.5 million offshore.
In the bay to stay closer to the S side to avoid the rocks in the N.
The village of Sudurad with remarkable turn in the center, located at the bottom of the bay.
We anchor by 5 m ...
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Luka Slano

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Uvala Tiha Sipan

SW of Rt Tiha is open a narrow creek to the NW.
You can anchor with 10 m while wearing a piece down.
Sheltered from E to SW through S.
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Lopudska Vrata

Lopudska Vrata, a channel, leads between Otoc Lopud and Otoc Sipan. It is deep and sheltered from NW winds.
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Uvala Kosmec Jakljan

Located on N coast of Jakljan, this bay offers an anchorage by 7 m deep.
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Otok Misnjak

In good weather you can anchor between O. Sipan and O. Misnjaka by 6 m.
Sheltered from S and SE.
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Otok Kolocep

Kolocep island is located two NM from Dubrovnik. This small island is part of the archipelago of islands Elafiten.
Locals also call it Kalamota. Its area is 2.35 km2.
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Uvala Lopud

Large bay on the NW coast of O. Lopud. The village is located SE of the bay with a dock for the ferry.
We anchored on the beachfront by 5 / 7 m.
Open to the N and NW.
Good anchorage for the night.
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