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Pulau Merbau (E Sumatra)

Pulau Merbau (E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Pulau Merbau, separated from the adjacent islands by Selat Asam and Selat Ringgit, is bordered by a shoal bank on its NE side which extends about 12 miles offshore.
The inner part of this bank dries.
27/01/2012
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Selat Asam (E Sumatra)

Selat Asam, which lies between Pulau Padang to the W and Pulau Merbau and Pulau Tebing Tinggi to the E, has a least width of about 1 mile and a least depth of about 12m in its N approach.
The shores are steep-to, except off the N entrance point at its S end where it joins Selat ...
26 Jan 12

Selat Kungkung (E Sumatra)

Selat Kungkung is between Merbau bankand Rangsang bank, turn SW of pulau Rangsang and, in turn, leads into Selat Ayerhitam.Several narrow banks lying in a N to S direction, with depths of 1.2 to 5.5m lie in the N part of Selat Kungkung.Selat Kungkung, entered between Pulau Merbau ...
29 Jan 12

Selat Ringgit (E Sumatra)

Selat Ringgit, between the SE side of Pulau Merbau and the NW end of Pulau Tebing Tinggi, has a least width of about 46m, and depths are reported to be from about 5 to 12m.
Vessels should favor the N side of the fairway at both ends of the strait.
27 Jan 12

Tanjung Palau Kandar (SE Bengkalis) (E Sumatra)

Tanjung Palau Kandar (or tg Sekodi), with the village of Sekodi on it, is the SE extremity of Pulau Bengkalis.
A spit, with a depth of 0.5m, extends 0.5 mile S, and a 4.8m depth lies about 1 mile SW of the point.
Between the E coast of Pulau Bengkalis and Long Bank, about 29 ...
25 Jan 12

Pulau Karimun Kecil (E Sumatra)

Karimun Kecil or Little Karimun, separated from the NE side of Great Karimun by a deep channel about 0.5 mile wide, is a bold island, 377m high.
In the NW approach to the channel between Great Karimun and Little Karimun are two islets, Nangoi, 39m high, about 1.2 miles W of the ...
1 Feb 12

Selat Pandjang (E Sumatra)

Selat Pandjang has a width of 1.5 to 3.2 miles, except where it is fouled by shoals and islets.
The above passages are only used by local vessels and are of little commercial importance.
In Selat Lalang and Selat Pandjang the currents turn from 2 to 2.5 hours after HW and LW ...
27 Jan 12

Pulau Assan and Mudu (E Sumatra)

Assan and Mudu, rocky and thickly-overgrown islands, 83 and 65m high, respectively, lie about 1.2 miles off the NW side of Great Karimun. Sajuda, an above-water rock, lies 0.5 mile N of Assan and Seal Rock lies about 0.5 mile NE of Sajuda.
Tokong Belanda, a low rock, lies about ...
31 Jan 12

Selat Padang (E Sumatra)

Selat Padang, the channel between Pulau Bengkalis and Pulau Padang to the S, is in frequentuse by small craft trading between Singapore and Bengkalis.
The channel is almost 1 mile wide with depths of 6 to 14m in the fairway. The channel is contracted to a width of 0.3 mile at its ...
26 Jan 12

Selat Lalang (E Sumatra)

Selat Lalang is about 2.2 to 4 miles wide and has a least depth of 11m in the fairway but there is a ridge with a depth of 8m near the middle of the strait abreast Makapan Settlement which stands on the W bank about 15 miles S of Tanjung Lajang.
In Selat Lalang and Selat Pandjang ...
27 Jan 12

Water islands (Malacca - Malaysia)

Between Melaka and Tanjong Seginting, about 46 miles SE, the low, thickly wooded coast is bordered by a mud bank which extends up to 2.5 miles offshore in places.
The Water Islands, centered about 8 miles SE of Melaka, consists of a group of six tree-covered islands of moderate ...
5 Jan 12

Sungaipakning harbour (E Sumatra)

Sungaipakning stands about 2 miles S of Tanjung Balaidalam. It's a small port.
A radio mast, painted red and white, stands in the town.
A shoal, with a least charted depth of 8m, extends about 3miles SE from a point about 1 mile NE of the charted light in position 1°20.7'N, ...
26 Jan 12

Pulau Tambelas (E Sumatra)

Pulau Tambelas, 80m high, stands about 4 miles NNW of Pulau Kempaan, in the fairway between Selat Gelam and the channels between the islands SW of it.
The island has three peaks and from a distance appears as two islands.
31 Jan 12
Local Area

Tanjung Sinaboi to Singapore strait (E Sumatra)

The S coast of the Strait of Malacca between Tanjung Sinaboi and Tanjung Medang, the N point of Pulau Medang about 37 miles ESE, is fronted by numerous mudbanks, which are a continuation of South Sands. Some of these banks dry and are marked by occasional breakers.
Pulau Medang ...
25 Jan 12

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 Padang (E Sumatra)

Padang Island is an island  in Riau province, Indonesia, close to the east coast of Sumatra island. The area is 1109 km². close to the east coast of Sumatra island.
It should not be confused with the city of Padang, Sumatra, or the island Padang in Borneo.
27 Jan 12

Pulau Tebingtinggi (Sumatra)

Tebingtinggi is an island directly W of Padang island and S of Rangsang island, in Riau Province of Sumatra.
The capital is Selat Panjang.Close to the SE end of Pulau Tebing Tinggi there is a narrow channel, with a least depth of 3.5m, leading into the E end of Selat Pandjang.
The ...
29 Jan 12
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