Sailing Guide

Pamban light (Pamban island-E India)

Pamban light (Pamban island-E India)

Characteristics

Description

Pamban Light is shown from a conspicuous white tower on a sandhill on the NW point of Pamban Island. NE Beacon, 5.5m high and white, lies close N of the light.

Kanthe Thuki Reef, composed of partly drying coral heads, lies between 0.3 and 0.5 mile W of Pamban Island Light.
A boat channel between this reef and the coast is used by pilots when boarding vessels during the Northeast Monsoon.

Outer Fairway Buoy, painted in black and white checkers, is moored in the N approach to Pamban Pass, about 0.3 mile NW of Kanthe Thuki Reef, and about 0.7 mile WNW of Pamban Island Light.

23/03/2012
Update
Jojo
Share your comments about "Pamban light (Pamban island-E India)"

Localisation

To precisely geolocate this site. Update if necessary.
Sites around Pamban light (Pamban island-E India)
Flying distances - Direct line

Kachchaitivu (Kachchtivu) island (Sri-Lanka)

12nm
69°
Kachchaitivu (Kachchtivu), about 10 miles SW of Delft Island , is 12m high and overed with scrub. There is a well and a small shrine on the NE side of the island.Depths of less than 9.1m extend 1 mile SE of the island.
Depths of less than 5.5m extend about 2.5 mile NE from the ...
23 Mar 12

Pamban port (Pamban Island-E India)

7.7nm
252°
Pamban, administered by a conservator, lies close N of the W extremity of Pamban Island. Cargo is handled by lighters to and from the beach.South and SW winds prevail from April to October.
23 Mar 12

Pamban Pass (Tamil Nadu-E India)

8.1nm
254°
Pamban Pass is the navigable channel, partly artificial, through the banks which occupy the space between the W end of Pamban Island and the mainland.
It is of great advantage to coastal craft trading between ports on the W coast of India and ports of the Bay of Bengal.
A rocky ...
23 Mar 12

Ramen Point ( Tamil Nadu-E India)

8.6nm
255°
Ramen Point is the E extremity of a narrow tongue of land projecting E from the coast.
A  temple in ruins lies about 183m W of the point; a coconut plantation lies about 183m farther W.
The coast from Ramen Point to Devipattanam, about 21 miles NW, is generally low and ...
23 Mar 12

Dhanushkodi (Pamban island-E India)

9.3nm
147°
Dhanushkodi, about 2 miles NW of Lands End, is connected to the railway system of India.A pier, for use by vessels of the ferry service between Dhanushkodi and Talaimannar, extends from the NE coast of Pamban Island abreast the town. The pier is 219m long, with depths of 3.4m on each ...
23 Mar 12

Lands End (Pamban island-E India)

11nm
145°
Lands End is the SE extremity of Pamban Island; a small but conspicuous building lies near the point.
Dhanushkodi, about 2 miles NW of Lands End, is a railroad terminal; the red-roofed railway buildings are conspicuous.
22 Mar 12

Tondi jetty (E India)

31nm
323°
Tondi, is a small port for local coasting craft.
Two white masonry beacons, 4.5m high, mark the port limits.
A light stands about 4.5 miles NE of Tondi.Anchorage may obtained, in 6m, mud, about 5 miles ESE of Tondi, but this position is exposed to all but offshore winds.
Small ...
23 Mar 12

Valinokkam Point (E India)

41nm
256°
Caution.—Vessels, other than small coasting vessels, should not approach the coast between Tuticorin and Valinokkam Point, about 37 miles NE, closer than 6 or 7 miles due to the many off-lying shoals.The coast between Valinokkam Point and Ramen Point, about 32 miles ENE, is fronted ...
20 Mar 12

Kariya Shuli and Vilangu Shuli islets (Pattanamarudur-E India)

67nm
250°
The town of Pattanamarudur, with some large trees visible up to 10 miles offshore, lies at thehead of this bight, about 7 miles N of Tuticorin.
The bight is filled by a flat, with depths of less than 5.5m, extending up to about 4.5 miles offshore. Kariya Shuli and Vilangu Shuli, ...
20 Mar 12

Calimere Point (E India)

66nm
28°
Point Calimere is the southernmost extremity of the Coromandel Coast and the NW entrance point of Palk Strait.
The following conspicuous objects lie in the vicinity of the point:
1. Point Calimere Light, that is shown from a concrete tower, 18.2m high, close within the point; ...
23 Mar 12

Chidambaranar (Tuticorin) Port (E India)

73nm
242°
Tuticorin (Tuttukuddi) is the largest commercial town on the W side of the Gulf of Mannar.Chidambaranar Port is an artificial deep-sea harbour formed with rubble mound type parallel breakwaters projecting into the sea for about 4 km. (Length of North breakwater is 4098.66 m, length ...
20 Mar 12

Tuticorin

75nm
245°
Port protected by a breakwater.
27 Mar 12
Local Area

Pamban Island (E India)

Pamban Island (also known as Rameswaram Island) is low, sandy, and well-planted with coconut trees towards its W end, where a broad peninsula extends about 3 miles N.
The chain formed by Pamban Island, the shoals of Adam's Bridge, and Mannar Island of Sri Lanka separate Palk Bay ...
20 Mar 12

Palk Bay (E India)

Palk Bay, the continuation S of Palk Strait, is bounded on the E by the coast of Sri Lanka, on the S by Mannar Island, Adam’s Bridge, and Pamban Island, and on the W by the coast of India.The bay has general depths of 11 to 12.8m, but on its E side depths of 9.1m and less extend ...
23 Mar 12

Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal (largest bay in the world,) forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean. It is bordered mostly by the Eastern Coast of India, southern coast of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the west and Burma (Myanmar) and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (part of India) to the ...
20 Nov 11

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
6 Apr 12

Adam’s Bridge (Pamban island-E India)

Adam’s Bridge (Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu) is a chain of limestone shoals of sand and rocks, mostly dry, which connects Pamban Island with Mannar Island (off the NW coast of Sri Lanka), about 16 miles ESE.
It is composed mostly of shifting sand banks, with intricate shallow channels ...
22 Mar 12
During your navigation, remember to update the data. If a harbor, marina or anchorage is missing, create it. Thank you for all boaters.