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Palmyras Point (Orissa-NE India)

Palmyras Point (Orissa-NE India)

Characteristics

Description

Palmyras Point, about 6 miles W of Shortt Island, is the N extremity of the low land which lies between the Maipura River and the Dhamra River. The point is difficult to distinguish because of the dense jungle growth which covers it. The low land on the N side of the Dhamra River presents a similar aspect as far N as Balisahi Point, about 4 miles distant.

Three beacons, each 24m high with a ball topmark, stand in the vicinity of the entrance of the Dhamra River. These aids are visible from seaward, but are not easy to identify outside the outer bar.

The entrance channel over the outer and inner bars is buoyed and the channels within the river are buoyed in places. These buoys are liable to be moved to conform to changes in the channels and are not to be relied upon.

The buoyed entrance channel passes about 0.8 mile N of Shortt Island, and then leads between the shoals extending from it and Kanika Sand. It then leads W between Kanika Sand and the N edge of the flats which extend E from Palmyras Point. This latter stretch leads to the entrance of the Dhamra River and passes N of the island lying in the middle of the river close within the entrance.

Pilotage is not compulsory, but advisable for strangers.

The jetty at Chandbali provides berths for three small vessels with a maximum draft of 3.7m. Passengers and cargo are usually embarked and discharged alongside the jetty.

Vessels with local knowledge can anchor in mid-channel off the town of Chandbali, in depths of 8.2 to 12.2m.

Weather signals are displayed at Chandbali; the Brief System is used.

24/04/2012
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Sites around Palmyras Point (Orissa-NE India)
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Kanika sand (Orissa-NE India)

2.9nm
25°
Kanika Sand, an extensive drying mud and sand flat, lies on the N side of the entrance channel about 0.8 to 5.5 miles W of Shortt Island. This flat has been reported extending to the SE.

The outer bar, which has a least depth of 1.5m, lies about 1.3 miles NNW of the middle ...
24 Apr 12

Shortt Island (Orissa-NE India)

4.3nm
82°
Shortt Island, 3 m high, is the largest of four small islands which lie on a drying shoal about 3 miles N of Maipura Point. The configuration of the island is constantly changing due to the continuous action of the sea. A tower, 17.3m high, stands close off the E side of the island.
24 Apr 12

Balisahi Point (Orissa-NE India)

6.1nm
339°
Balisahi Point is the extremity of the low land N of the entrance of the Dhamra River.

The coast between Balisahi Point and the entrance of the Hugli River, about 69 miles NE, is low, flat, and covered with scrub and mangroves along its S part. Southwest of Chandipur, the trees ...
24 Apr 12

False point (Orissa-NE India)

30nm
208°
About 2.5 miles NNE of the Lion’s Rump, False Point lies between the two entrances of the Mahanadi River and has been reported to be a good radar target up to 17 miles.
The lighthouse on the point is shown from a white round masonry tower with red bands; the lighthouse is difficult ...
21 Apr 12

Baleshwar (or Balasore) (N Orissa-NE India)

43nm
Baleshwar lies on the S bank of the Burhabalang River, about 16 miles above its mouth. This town was formerly a port of some importance, but in recent years there has been no seaborne trade.

Cargo is transported by barges from the anchorage in Baleshwar Road.
It is best ...
26 Apr 12

Paradip port (Orissa-NE India)

34nm
211°
Paradip lies on the coast about 6.5 miles ENE of the entrance of the Jatadharmhan River.
The port handles containers, general cargo, dry bulk cargo, and liquid bulk cargo.Depth—Limitations The port is approached through a channel with dredged depth of 12.8m. Vessels with a draft ...
21 Apr 12

Panchpara River (N Orissa-NE India)

45nm
The Panchpara River discharges into the sea about 4.5 miles NE of the entrance of the Burhabalang River. The river is navigable only by small native craft capable of crossing the bar.
26 Apr 12

Subarnareka River (N Orissa-NE India)

52nm
25°
Subarnarekha River (also called Swarnarekha River) flows through the Indian states of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa.
As per tradition, gold was mined near the origin of the river at a village named Piska near Ranchi. This is why it was named Subarnarekha, meaning ‘streak ...
26 Apr 12

Hugli River Entrance (W Bengal-India)

76nm
43°
Eastern Channel Light Vessel, which is frequently moved, marks the entrance of Eastern Channel, the main fairway leading to the Hugli River. Eastern Channel is available for use both by day and night and leads into Gaspar Channel, which in turn leads into Sagar Roads.

Caution ...
28 Apr 12

Sagar road (Hugli river-India)

78nm
47°
Sagar Roads, the navigable entrance at the mouth of the Hugli River, lies about 2 miles W of the SW extremity of Sagar Island.

The navigable entrance channel leading to Sagar Roads is subject to change in position and direction to accompany the change in depths, which occur ...
28 Apr 12

Devi point (Orissa-NE India)

83nm
226°
Devi point is nearer  to the shakkar lake and it is at 1.5km. from Chikhaldara Busstation.
There are few steps leading to this point on the hill top, from where tourists can view the originating point of the Chandrabhaga River. Travellers can also see the ruins of the Amravati ...
21 Apr 12

Puri port (Orissa-NE India)

86nm
228°
Puri port is an open roadstead harbor and lies on a low sandy ridge on the coast where large buildings stretch about 3 miles fronting the sea.
Harbor entrance is restricted due to tide.Puri Light is shown from a white pedestal on the wall of a two story building.
Storm signals ...
19 Apr 12
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20 Mar 12

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Indian Ocean

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6 Apr 12

Kanika sand (Orissa-NE India)

Kanika Sand, an extensive drying mud and sand flat, lies on the N side of the entrance channel about 0.8 to 5.5 miles W of Shortt Island. This flat has been reported extending to the SE.

The outer bar, which has a least depth of 1.5m, lies about 1.3 miles NNW of the middle ...
24 Apr 12

False Bay (Orissa-NE India)

False Bay lies between Nurrea Banga Nassi and Maipura Point, about 20 miles NE, at the entrance of the Maipura River.
Depths in the bay decrease gradually toward the shore over a bottom of olive-green mud, in the S part, to a bottom of sand and mud, in the N part.
The shore ...
24 Apr 12

Hugli (Hooghly) River (NE India)

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