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Pulau Rapang (NW Pulau Singkep)

Pulau Rapang (NW Pulau Singkep)

Characteristics

Description

Pulau Rapang, a small islet with a sharp, wooded hill, lies 1 mile NW of Tanjung Irat; near it is the narrowest part of the strait.
A steep-to bank, as defined by the 5m curve, forms the W side of the channel.
It extends about 5 miles SW from Rapang.
27/02/2012
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Pulau Cempah - Pulau Laut (Indonesia)

32nm
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.
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Pulau Alangtiga - Beralas - Muci (W pulau Singkep)

16nm
240°
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.
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26 Feb 12

Pulau Serak and Pulau Pengelap (E Pulau Singplaut)

15nm
187°
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Merodong group (Indonesia)

47nm
13°
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

Tanjung Irat (NW Singkep)

0.7nm
165°
Tanjung Irat, on the E side, is located 5.5 miles N of Tanjung Sebayur. The strait is divided by a long, steep sandbank on the N point of which lie two rocks, named Malang Bang which are only visible at LW; a patch that dries lies on the W elbow of the bank, about midway between the two points.
26 Feb 12

Selanga Islets and Alor Islands (Indonesia)

53nm
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. ...
29 Feb 12

Selat Sebayur (Sebajoer Strait) (NW Pulau Singkep)

2.6nm
219°
Selat Sebayur (Sebajoer Strait), between the NW side of Pulau Singkep and the Posik group of islands, is a fairly good but narrow channel, requiring local knowledge or the assistance of a native pilot; it is entered from the S between Tanjung Sebayur and a flat that extends about ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Sikeling - Blanding - Lobam (Indonesia)

32nm
353°
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 ...
27 Feb 12

Pulau Kepulauan Singkeplaut (SE Pulau Singkeplaut)

22nm
146°
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 Silenseng and Bunta (NW Pulau Singkep)

10nm
297°
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26 Feb 12

Pulau Bujang and Gojong (E Lingga)

40nm
69°
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Selat Penuba (Indonesia)

11nm
73°
Selat Penuba is deep, but is obstructed at its W end and is not used by shipping.
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Local Area

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.
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It is separated from the E coast of ...
29 Feb 12

Sumatra (Indonesia)

Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera) is an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands.
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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, ...
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Pulau Posik (NW Pulau Singkep)

Posik is the central and principal island of a group which lies off the NW side of Pulau Singkep, and is separated by Selat Sebayur.
Other islands in the vicinity of Posik include Bandahara, Sempeng, Rusukbuaya (Roesoek Boeaja), Nibung, Pajang, and Noja, as well as smaller islets ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Silenseng and Bunta (NW Pulau Singkep)

Pulau Silenseng (Pulau Silinseng), nearly 3 miles NW of Rusukbuaya, consists of two islets connected by a reef, dry at LW; it is surrounded by a reef which extends about 0.5 mile from its W side.
A shoal, with a least depth of 7.3m, lies midway between Ruskbuaya and Pulau Silenseng. ...
26 Feb 12
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