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Pulau Breueh (Aceh - N Sumatra)

Pulau Breueh (Aceh - N Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Pulau Breueh (pulau Brouch), about 20 NM S of pulau Rondo, is the largest of the westernmost island off Ujung Masam Muka.
It attains a height of 685m at Ceumo (Tjeumo), a summit in the middle of the island.

This is a rugged island, with several bays affording anchorage according to the prevailing monsoon.
A light is shown from the N extremity of the island.

The coast is generally steep and craggy from the sea, but in a few places ledges and rocks extend 0.25 mile offshore; there are sandy beaches within the bays and along almost all the S coast.

Vessels approaching Pulau Beueh (Pulau Breueh) from the W are cautioned to give it a wide berth, because of the tide rips and strong currents off Northwest Island (Pulau Benggala).

Lho Leuen Bale, on the NE side of Pulau Breueh, is nearly 1.5 miles wide between its entrance points, with a depth of about 33m on a line joining them.
Ujung Puneus (Ujung Peuneu), the N entrance point, is precipitous, with a depth of 34.7m close-to. A strong tidal current usually sets N past Ujung Puneus.

The bays on the W side of Pulau Breueh are not available during the Southwest Monsoon.

19/01/2012
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Pulau Peunasoe (Nasi) (SE Breueh)

Pulau Nasi (Peunasoe or Aceh island), nearly joins the SE point of Pulau Breueh, being separated by Aroih Lam Puyang.
The coast line is rocky in places with sandy beaches chiefly on the W side.
11 Jan 12

Pulau Keureuse (SW Breueh)

Pulau Keureuse (Nasi Kecil) or pulau Teunom, lies about 0.6 mile off the SW end of Pulau Breueh.
A sand bank, with depths of less than 5.5m, extends NE for a distance of about 0.3 mile from the NE coast.
11 Jan 12

Balken Bay (NW Breueh)

During the NE monsoon we can anchor in Balken Bay or Meulingge bay, in depths of from 14,6 to 16,5 m.
In the Southwest Monsoon there is a considerable swell and sea.
10 Jan 12

Lhok Prialaut (N Weh)

Lhok Prialaut is the bay lying between Ug Bau and Ug Seukundo. 6,5 NM appart, between wich points the bay extends S for about 4 NM, with Teluk Sabang on its E shore.
Lhok Prialaut is about 2 miles in length and breadth, with good anchorage near its head, in 16.5 to 21.9m.
Tides—Currents.—The ...
15 Jan 12

Lhok Leuenbale (NE Beueh)

Good anchorage may be obtained during the Southwest Monsoon, in a depth of 12.8m, in Lhok Leuenbale, close SW of Ujung Puneus, on NE of Breueh island.
Squalls from the hills are sometimes violent,the water is smooth, but a considerable sea sets in during the Northeast Monsoon.
10 Jan 12

Menara Suar Gapeu lighthouse (N Breueh)

Stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted red with one very broad white horizontal band.
This light marks the extreme northwestern corner of Indonesia.
Breueh island was devastated by the tsunami of 26 December 2004, but this lighthouse was far above the waves. Some ...
19 Jan 12

Pulau Lheeblah (N Breueh)

Pulau Lheeblah (Kegel Island), the N island, lies about 2 miles 305° from the light on pulau Breueh. The sea will break on these islands even in moderate weather.
There is a passage between Pulau Benggala (Northwest Island) and the inner islands but it is recommended to pass outside ...
11 Jan 12

Terumbu Sarang rock (N Breueh)

Terumbu Sarang or "Fleurs Rock", a rock awash, lie 2 NM NW of the W point of Pulau Breueh.
The water in the vicinity of Fleurs Rock is discolored, and breaks at times.
10 Jan 12

Lhok Lambaro (SE Breueh)

S of Balken Bay, affords anchorage during the Northeast Monsoon.
A good position, in a depth of 16.5m, is with the NW point of the bay bearing 292°, and the S point 190°.The passage between the N entrance point of Lhok Lambaro and the W side of Pulau (Poelau) Klappa is not recommended ...
10 Jan 12

Aroith Keureuse (SW Breueh)

Aroih Keureuse is the passage between Pulau Breueh and Pulau Keureuse. The passage has a least depth of 12.8m with a least width of about 0.4 mile and is navigable. The tidal currents are strong, attaining a maximum velocity of 5 knots.
11 Jan 12

Pulau Benggala (N Breueh)

Pulau Benggala (Northwest Island), bearing 295°, distance about 5.7 miles from the light on Pulau Breueh, is a small, rocky island fringed by a narrow reef of rocks.
10 Jan 12

Pulau Gepon (SW Breueh)

Pulau Gepon is a group of four islands 0.5 mile in length, lying about 0.5 mile off the S side ofPulau Keureuse. The area has not been closely surveyed.
The islands may be approached close-to as all the rocks dry and are located near the shore. The tidal currents are weak between ...
11 Jan 12
Local Area

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Indian Ocean

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6 Apr 12

Pulau Peunasoe (Nasi) (SE Breueh)

Pulau Nasi (Peunasoe or Aceh island), nearly joins the SE point of Pulau Breueh, being separated by Aroih Lam Puyang.
The coast line is rocky in places with sandy beaches chiefly on the W side.
11 Jan 12

Pulau Weh (N Sumatra)

Pulau Weh ((by the local population commonly referred to only as "Sabang", the name of the largest city), the largest of the islands off the N coast of Sumatra, is separated fromthe coast os Sumatra by Sempitan Malacca (Malacca passage), about 9 NM wide.
Kulam, the highest point ...
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Lhokseumawe (N Sumatra)

Lhokseumawe consists of several differents harbors and loading areas: from W to E there are Kruenggeukueh, Blanglancang (Arun), Ug Hago Oil Terminal, and the Old Lhokseumawe Harbor.Tides—Currents.—The range of the tide is 2.1m. Strong crossing currents towards the SE have been ...
21 Jan 12
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