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Pulau Senau (N Nias)

Pulau Senau (N Nias)

Characteristics

Description

From Pulau Senau, lying about 11 miles ENE of Tanjung Tojolawa, the coast is completely exposed to N and NW squalls.
They are prevalent here during the months of October, November, and the first part of December; they may be exceptionally heavy and cause a heavy swell and much sea.

During the Southwest Monsoon, anchorages off this coast, as far W as Pulau Senau, are impracticable because of heavy seas.

When anchoring on the N coast of Pulau Nias, swarms of mosquitoes are blown on board at night with the land breeze, and in view of the prevailing malaria it is advisable to anchor as far as possible offshore.

4/02/2012
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Flying distances - Direct line

Pulau Wunga (W Nias)

17nm
211°
Pulau Wunga, about 8 NM S of Pulau Mausi, is low andcovered with coconut trees.
A large conspicuous tree, visible for 16 miles, is located on a small elevationnear the N end.
The reef extending from the N side of the island is ordinarily marked by high rollers; on the S side ...
6 Feb 12

Pulau Mausi (W Nias)

10nm
232°
Pulau Mausi, low and barren, lies in the S approach to Labuan Atjeh, about 2.2 miles SE of Tanjung Sosilutte.
It has a white sandy beach, and is fringed by a reef onwhich the sea always breaks, extending about 1 mile S; there is a depth of 7.7m at the outer end of the reef.
 An ...
6 Feb 12

Tanjung Ginigini (Siginingini) (N Nias)

7.5nm
54°
The N coast of Pulau Nias, which forms the S side of Pulau Nias North Channel, is low, but there is a range of hills extending S from Tanjung Siginingini, the N extremity of the island, to Maziaja Mountain.
4 Feb 12

Teluk Siaba

9.6nm
72°
Teluk Siaba, the N anchorage of Pulau Nias, is entered W of Tanjung Dowi. There are two inlets on its W side.
Anchorage may be obtained in Teluk Siaba, in depths of 29m to 40m, giving some shelter from N or W winds.
6 Feb 12

Pulau Sarangbaung (W Sumatra)

18nm
39°
Pulau Sarangbaung lies 10.5 miles NNE of the N extremity of Pulau Nias. There is a break in the reef on the SE side where boats can land at a village. The island is overgrown with coconuts and is visible for 12 miles.
4 Feb 12

Labuan Aceh (W Nias)

9.8nm
247°
Labuan Atjeh, on the E side of the peninsula, affords sheltered anchorage during N winds, in depths of from 18.3 to 21.9m, sand.
A 1.2m patch lies on the E side of the bay, about 0.3 mile offshore.
6 Feb 12

Tanjung Dowi (N Nias)

10nm
71°
Tanjung Dowi is fronted by a reef which dries to a distance of about 0.1 mile, with depths of 5.5m at 0.4 mile from the point.
6 Feb 12

Tanjung Tojolawa (NW Nias)

11nm
254°
From Tanjung Siginingini to Tanjung Tojolawa, the NW extremity of Pulau Nias, the coast is in parts fringed by a reef, with several off-lying islands.
4 Feb 12

Tanjung Sosilutte (W Nias)

11nm
247°
Tanjung Sosilutte, about 2 NM SE of Tg Tojolawa, is a low point with a remarkable tree, and it is the S extremity of the Tojolawa Peninsula, on the slopes of which are the buildings of a coconut plantation.
6 Feb 12

Tanjung Laaya (Laaja) (E Nias)

14nm
86°
Tanjung Laaja is the N end of the slope of a hill backing the coast. It is covered with coconut trees, steep-to, and free from dangers but is difficult to identify.
6 Feb 12

Tanjung Mbaa (E Nias)

23nm
111°
North of Gunungsitoli, the coast is covered with coconut trees for about 6 miles.Close N of Gunungsitoli is Tanjung Mbaa, a rocky point from which a light is shown. From Tanjung Mbaa, a narrow strip of coast land extends about 3 miles NW, then a fringing reef leads up to Tanjung ...
6 Feb 12

Gunung Sitoli harbour (E Nias)

23nm
113°
Gunung Sitoli (Gunungsitoli is the capital and the port of Nias. It is located about 14 NM NW of Tg Lambaru and forms a deep bight.
At its head the hills approach the shore, leaving a strip of lowland between them.
6.29 The mouth of the river, leading to the port, will just ...
6 Feb 12
Local Area

Pulau Nias (W Sumatra)

Pulau Nias, the largest of the islands at 125 km off the W coast of Sumatera, is hilly and from E appears like a chain of mountains of varying height. It has hardly any conspicuous peaks, but Maziaja Mountain, 432m high in the N portion, is noticeable along with three somewhat lower ...
6 Feb 12

Sumatra W coast (Indonesia)

On the W coast of Sumatera there is a high, rocky coast, or if there is a strip of sand by the sea, the land rises rapidly behind it to the neighboring hills.
Numerous small streams discharge their waters on the W coast, but most of them are barred and only navigable by small craft. ...
1 Feb 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

W coast pulau Nias (w Sumatra)

Off the coast of Nias lie 2 other islands - Pulau Bawa and Pulau Aru. Pulau Bawa is excellent for surfing. The W coast of Pulau Nias is nearly inaccessible because of surf Tanjung Sosilutte, about 2 miles SE of Tanjung Tojolawa, is a low point with a remarkable tree, and ...
6 Feb 12

East coast pulau Nias (W Sumatra)

The E coast of Pulau Nias has moderate depths with good anchorage and some streams; islets and reefs front the coast here, as on the W side, but the sea being smoother on the E coast renders it safer.
6 Feb 12
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