Sailing Guide

Powell islands

Powell islands

Characteristics

Description

The Powell Islands consists of two islands on a detached reef of their own with very deep waters. Etingili is the NW island and Alifuri is the SE island. Alifuri is inhabited.
It is reputedly the home of finest dhini builders in the country. The government-owned Alifushi Boat Yard continues the tradition, producing a modern version of the dhoni.
The channel between the Powell Islands and Maduni Faro (on the N Malosmadulu Atoll), about 3 miles S, is deep and free from known dangers.
7/11/2011
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Maduni Faro and Vaadhoo (N Malosmadulu)

5.6nm
173°
Maduni Faro, a lagoon reef, lies at the N of the atoll. Vaadhoo lies about 3 NM ESE of Maduni Faro, at the S end of a large lagoon reef.A wide opening into the lagoon lies between Maduni Faro and Wadu; it is free of known dangers in the middle of the fairway, with depths ...
6 Nov 11

Anchorage between Wadu and Maduni Faro (N Malosmadulu)

7.4nm
162°
There is good anchorage in the channel between Wadu and Maduni Faro or farther S in the lagoon.The area is depp (35/37 m).
7 Nov 11

Ma Faro (Maafaru) (S Miladummadulu)

32nm
104°
Ma Faro (Maafaru), a reef, lies about 4.5 miles SE of Kuludu.
An island of the same name occupies the S part of this reef on the seaward side.
3 Nov 11

Aligau pass (Fadiffolu)

52nm
141°
There is a wide opening into the atoll between Aligau and Lowalfuri, about 3.5 miles NNW; the islet of Madewaru lies near the middle of the opening.
5 Nov 11

From Mavaidu to Hurawali (Fadiffolu)

40nm
136°
BetweenMavaidu and Hurawali, about 4.5 miles NE, several islets and detached reefs lie some distance SE of the enclosing reef. There are several channels into the lagoon between islets in this section of the atoll.
5 Nov 11

Barrier reef from Kanifushi to Madivaru (Fadiffolu)

40nm
141°
From Kanifuri (Kanifushi), the barrier reef extends about 7 miles NNE to Fallwaru (Madivaru).The islet of Naifaru, the most densely populated of the atoll lies on the reef about 2 miles SSW of Fallwaru. It is the capital of Lhaviyani (Fadiffolu) atoll. The total ...
5 Nov 11

Maduni Faro (N Tiladummati)

52nm
Maduni Faro, a lagoon reef, forms the NW extremity of the atoll.
The islets of Marandu, Tukandu, and Miledu, the first two inhabited in 1970, lie, respectively, on the barrier reef between the N end of Maduni Faro and the islet of Gafuri, about 5 miles ESE. Gafuri ...
25 Oct 11

Numara and Nu (N Miladummadulu)

29nm
14°
The island of Numara, with the islet of Nu close NNW, lies at the NE corner of Miladummadulu Atoll.A very wide opening into the lagoon lies between Numara and Fivaku, about 9 miles ESE.
4 Nov 11

Kelai (N Tiladummati)

60nm
13°
Kelai, at the NE extremity of the atoll, was inhabited in 1970. Good radar returns have been reported from Kelai at 14 miles. The islet of Tinadu lies about 3 miles WSW of Kelai.
25 Oct 11

Hanikandu Faro (S Malosmadulu)

42nm
184°
Hanikando Faro, at the NW extremity of the atoll, is separated from Kari Faro, about 0,8 NM S, by an opening into the lagoon. Dukandu, an island, lies in the middle of the inner end of the opening.Kari Faro is a reef enclosing a lagoon, with the islets of Iwafuri and ...
7 Nov 11

Makandudu (N Miladummadulu)

24nm
50°
The island of Makandudu,  lies about 2 miles NW of the reef. It once known as Malcom Atoll, is a large reef encircling a deep but reef-encumbered lagoon, and is administered as part of Tiladummati Atoll;The latter three islands were inhabited in 1970.The ...
4 Nov 11

Muradu (S Tiladummati)

39nm
355°
Muradu lies on a circular reef near the W edge of the atoll; the latest maps prepared from aerial photography (1968) show that this island has joined the islet charted 0.8 mile W of it.Some rocky patches lie S and SE of Muradu.
27 Oct 11
Local Area

N Malosmadulu (Raa) Atoll

Malosmadulu Atoll (65 km long and 28 km wide) consists of 90 islands of which only 16 are inhabited.
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7 Nov 11

Malosmadulu Atoll (Maldives)

Malosmadulu Atoll consists of North Malosmadulu Atoll and South Malosmadulu Atoll, which are separated by Moresby Channel, about 1.8 miles wide.
These two atolls are similar in character, their W sides being composed of a series of lagoon reefs, some prominent and ...
8 Nov 11

Maldives

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16 Nov 11

Indian Ocean

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6 Apr 12

Maduni Faro and Vaadhoo (N Malosmadulu)

Maduni Faro, a lagoon reef, lies at the N of the atoll. Vaadhoo lies about 3 NM ESE of Maduni Faro, at the S end of a large lagoon reef.A wide opening into the lagoon lies between Maduni Faro and Wadu; it is free of known dangers in the middle of the fairway, with depths ...
6 Nov 11
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