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Pulau Burung (Burung-E Sumatra)

Pulau Burung (Burung-E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Pulau Burung (Boeroeng), 4 miles NNW of the entrance of the Sungai Kateman, is low, wooded, and separated from the Sumatera coast by a narrow channel.  Pulau Burung is a drying bank extends from 1 to 2 miles from the ends of the island.

Kateman Island and Pulau Burung are difficult to distinguish from offshore.

An obstruction was reported to lie about 4 miles ENE of the SE extremity of Pulau Burung.
27/02/2012
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Sites around Pulau Burung (Burung-E Sumatra)
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Merodong group (Indonesia)

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Merodong, the ...
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Pulau Mesanak (Indonesia)

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Pulau Karimun Kecil (E Sumatra)

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Pulau Cempah - Pulau Laut (Indonesia)

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Pulau Cempah is fairly ...
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Pulau Rusah-Turus-Lanjang (E Sumatra)

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Pulau Sikeling - Blanding - Lobam (Indonesia)

Pulau Sikeling, 91m high and about 1 mile long, lies 1 mile S of Pulau Buaya.
Blanding lies about 1 mile NW of Pulau Sikeling; it is the S of three islands located on a reef that extends about 4 miles NW.
Lobam, 84m high, lies on the N part of this reef. Turka lies between Blanding ...
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Pulau Karas Besar and Karas Kecil (Indonesia)

Pulau Karas Br, lying about 4 miles N of Korek Rapat, is 3.5 miles long and about 0.7 mile wide; it is hilly, with a flat summit, wooded, and has a reef encircling it extending in places for a distance of 0.25 mile.Pulau Karas-Ketjil (Karas-Kecil), an island marking the SW end of ...
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Pulau Buaya (Boeaja) (Indonesia)

Pulau Buaya (Boeaja) lies about 3 miles W of Pulau Cempah; in the channel separating them are several islets which can best be seen on the chart.
Pulau Buaya has the shape of an alligator when seen from the N; it is surrounded by a narrow reef. The summit of the island, located ...
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Pulau Lalang (Sumatra)

Pulau Lalang, rocky, hilly, and overgrown with brush, stands 3.75 miles SE of Pulau Burung.
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Detached reefs lie about 1.2 miles E, 1 mile SSE, and 1.5 miles SSE, respectively ...
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Pulau Assan and Mudu (E Sumatra)

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Tokong Belanda, a low rock, lies about ...
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Pulau Kenipaan (Kempaan) (E Sumatra)

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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

Selanga Islets and Alor Islands (Indonesia)

The Selanga Islets, three in number, lying on the SE of Selat Pengelap, are small but elevated and conspicuous; the S islet is 35m high. With an opposing wind and current, a troublesome sea may arise in this area.The Pangelap group of islands separates Selat Pangelap from Selat Abang. ...
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Sawang Islets (Indonesia)

The Sawang Islets lie in Selat Abang, about 0.5 mile NW of Dedap.
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Titampan group of islands (Indonesia)

The Titampan group of islands, located NW of the Merodong group, occupies an oval space about 6 miles in length, E and W, and nearly 5 miles in breadth. It comprises several islands, islets, and rocks, which are separated from each other by narrow channels which are obstructed by ...
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