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.
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