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Pulau Berhala (E Indonesia)

Pulau Berhala (E Indonesia)

Characteristics

Description

Pulau Berhala is a rocky island largely covered with high trees. Two bare peaks, each 91m high, rise on the W side of the island; the island is inhabited. It lies in the middle of Selat Berhala, nearly between Tanjung Jabung and Tanjung Buku, the SW end of Pulau Singkep. Except on the W side, the island is surrounded by a reef which dries at LW, and extends for a distance of 0.2 mile from the E side.

A light is shown from Pulau Berhala.

The channel N of pulau Berhala to Pulau Pulau Singkeplaut, 10 NM NE, is not recommended; it is not safe, on account of uncharted dangers that probably exist and the rocks in it. Pulau Berhala Light, which is situated on the S side of the island, is not visible throughout the channel transit.

A stranded wreck lies on a previously uncharted pinnacle of rock approximately 3.5 miles NE of Pulau Berhala Light.

Several dangerous wrecks, best seen on the chart, lie NE of Tanjung Jabung and SW of Pulau Berhala. A reef, numerous rocks, islets, and depths under 9.1m surround Pulau Berhala. An 8.7m patch lies 2 miles SE of Pulau Berhala; a 5.5m shoal lies 1.25 miles NW of the same island.

A 9.6m shoal lies 5.5 miles SE of the light shown on the southernmost islet S of Pulau Berhala.

29/02/2012
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Sites around Pulau Berhala (E Indonesia)
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Pulau Kepulauan Singkeplaut (SE Pulau Singkeplaut)

10nm
25°
Kepulauan Singkeplaut (Singkep Laoet Islands), lying on a drying reef E of Tanjung Buku and fronting Teluk Baruk, consists of Pulau Keling, Pulau Tengah, Pulau Lalang, and Pulau Singkeplaut, as well as a few abovewater rocks.
A conspicuous tree is reported to stand on Pulau Singkeplaut.
26 Feb 12

Pulau Serak and Pulau Pengelap (E Pulau Singplaut)

16nm
323°
Pulau Serak, a low and wooded islet, lies about 7 miles WNW of Tanjung Buku, it is located on a shoal, which, under the depth of 9.1m, extends 2 miles SE, 1 mile N, and about 0.7 mile off either side. Oekol (Pulau Ukol), located about 0.5 mile W of the S end of Pulau Serak, lies on ...
26 Feb 12

Tanjung Jabung (Djaboong) (SE Sumatra)

11nm
193°
Tanjung Jabung (Djaboong), the SW limit of the Inner Route (N Singapore Strait from Selat Bangka via Selat Berhala and Selat Durian), is conspicious and partly overgrown with trees.
Like most other parts of the Eastern coast of Sumatera, it is low land and is fronted by a mud bank ...
29 Feb 12

Tanjung Buku (SW Pulau Singkep)

11nm
347°
Tanjung Buku has the prominent hill Gunung Buku, 137m high, on it. Bukit Porok, about 2.7 miles N of Tanjung Buku, has a sharp peak about 149m high.
The coast from Tanjung Buku to Tanjung Sebayur (NW Tg Buku) trends NNW and NW for 14 miles; the latter point is on the E side of ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Alangtiga - Beralas - Muci (W pulau Singkep)

30nm
312°
Pulau Alangtiga, 79m high, lying about 30 miles NW of Pulau Berhala, is the central of a group of three small thickly-wooded islands fringed by reef, and some rocks above-water.
Pulas Beralas, 69m high, lies about 1 mile N of Pulau Alangtiga.
Pulau Muci (Mubi), 81m high, lies ...
26 Feb 12

Teluk Baruk (S Pulau Singkep)

14nm
Also known as Baro-baai, Baroek-baai, lies between Tanjung Malang and Tanjung Buku, the S extremities of Pulau Singkep.
It is about 6 miles wide and 4 miles in length to its head from abreast the 10m curve, within which line the depths are reduced to 3.7m and less over the greater portion of it.
26 Feb 12

Pulau Saya and Nyamuk (E Sumatra)

31nm
81°
Pulau Saya, located about 30 miles NW of Pulau-pulau Tuju, is steep-to, of granite formation, covered with wood, and has a double-peaked 210m high summit; the N peak is about 18.3m less in elevation than the S one, and both peaks are in range on a 180° and opposite bearing.
A ...
8 Feb 12

Merodong group (Indonesia)

74nm
The Merodong group of islands lie to the W of Pulau Mesanak, between it and the Temiang group. The former group comprises six islands, separated by channels unsuitable for navigation and there is no reason in venturing among them or between them and Pulau Mesanak.
Merodong, the ...
10 Feb 12

Pulau Cempah - Pulau Laut (Indonesia)

60nm
354°
Pulau Cempah (Tjempah) is irregularly shaped, hilly and about 5 miles long and 2 miles wide. It is separated from the NW part of Pulau Bakung and Blandok Besar and Karoti by Selat Cempah (Tjempah Strait, 2 miles wide, which has general depths of about 24m.
Pulau Cempah is fairly ...
27 Feb 12

Selat Berhala) (SE Sumatra)

20nm
297°
Selat Berhala (Berhala Strait), the channel S of Pulau Berhala, being generally free from danger, is consequently more frequented; the least depth charted is 6.9m. The shallow mud fronting the coast W of Tanjung Jabung extends some 4 miles N of Berba, an island lying about 9 miles ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Bujang and Gojong (E Lingga)

52nm
35°
Pulau Bujang, about 5 miles W of Pulau Selentang, is hilly and wooded, with a peaked hill 111m high near its center; it is steep-to on the NE side but elsewhere is surrounded by a reef which dries. On the SE side, are two wooded rocks.
Tjawan Reef, which dries, lies about 0.5 mile ...
9 Feb 12

Selat Penuba (Indonesia)

31nm
Selat Penuba is deep, but is obstructed at its W end and is not used by shipping.
Tengah Islet, about 30m high, is located on a reef in the E fairway of Selat Penuba, about 1 mile SE of the E point of Pulau Selayar.
Serang Islet, about the same height as Tengah, lies about 1 ...
27 Feb 12
Local Area

Sumatra (Indonesia)

Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera) is an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands.
The longest axis of the island runs approximately 1,790 km (1,110 mi) northwest-southeast, crossing the equator near the centre. At its widest point the island spans ...
7 Jan 12

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

Pulau Selayar (Indonesia)

Pulau Selayar is about 6 miles long, E and W, and 2,5 miles wide. It lies between Pulau Singkep and Pulau Lingga, dividing the passage into two channels, named Selat Penuba and Selat Lima.
A reef extends about 1 mile SE of Penuba, a village at the SE end of Pulau Selayar. A hill ...
27 Feb 12

Pulau Singkep (E Sumatra)

Pulau Singkep is located about 20 miles N of Tanjung Jabung on the Sumatera coast. It is an island in the Lingga Archipelago in Indonesia.
The island, about 20 miles in length and the same in breadth, is much indented on its N and S sides.
It is separated from the E coast of ...
29 Feb 12

Pulau Saya and Nyamuk (E Sumatra)

Pulau Saya, located about 30 miles NW of Pulau-pulau Tuju, is steep-to, of granite formation, covered with wood, and has a double-peaked 210m high summit; the N peak is about 18.3m less in elevation than the S one, and both peaks are in range on a 180° and opposite bearing.
A ...
8 Feb 12
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