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Punnaikkayal (E India)

Punnaikkayal (E India)

Characteristics

Description

Punnaikkayal, about 1 mile inland, can be identified by the ruins of a church and by a group of palmyra trees on the beach.

A 4.6m patch lies about 3 miles E of the village.

Anchorage in 7.3m, can be found off Punnaikkayal, about 1.5 miles offshore, with the clump of trees bearing 258° remaining clear of the dangerous wreck N of the anchorage.

The coastal reef to the S provides shelter from S winds, but local knowledge is necessary.

20/03/2012
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8.1nm
189°
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Kariya Shuli and Vilangu Shuli islets (Pattanamarudur-E India)

20nm
19°
The town of Pattanamarudur, with some large trees visible up to 10 miles offshore, lies at thehead of this bight, about 7 miles N of Tuticorin.
The bight is filled by a flat, with depths of less than 5.5m, extending up to about 4.5 miles offshore. Kariya Shuli and Vilangu Shuli, ...
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Tuticorin

10nm
Port protected by a breakwater.
27 Mar 12

Chidambaranar (Tuticorin) Port (E India)

8.3nm
30°
Tuticorin (Tuttukuddi) is the largest commercial town on the W side of the Gulf of Mannar.Chidambaranar Port is an artificial deep-sea harbour formed with rubble mound type parallel breakwaters projecting into the sea for about 4 km. (Length of North breakwater is 4098.66 m, length ...
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Manappad Point (SE India)

16nm
200°
Manappad Point is a high sandy promontory with a rock base. A light is shown from a white, round concrete tower with red diagonal stripes.
The village of Manappad lies 0.8 mile W of the point.
Manappad Outer Shoal, with a least depth of 6.4m, lies about 8 miles SE of Manappad ...
20 Mar 12

East Cape (E India)

33nm
220°
East Cape is prominent, and the coastal reef, with depths of 5.5m, extends about 1 mile offshore near the cape.AnchorageShelter from W winds can be found in the bight between Cape Comorin and East Cape, but during the Southwest Monsoon landing by ship’s boats should not be attempted ...
19 Mar 12

Valinokkam Point (E India)

43nm
42°
Caution.—Vessels, other than small coasting vessels, should not approach the coast between Tuticorin and Valinokkam Point, about 37 miles NE, closer than 6 or 7 miles due to the many off-lying shoals.The coast between Valinokkam Point and Ramen Point, about 32 miles ENE, is fronted ...
20 Mar 12

Kanyakumari Port (S India)

48nm
227°
Kanyakumari is a town that is at the tip of the Indian Peninsula and faces the Indian Ocean.The port is a minor port primarily for ferry traffic.
Depths in the boat basin and alongside the pier are 2.3m or less.
19 Mar 12

Vivekananda rock - Thiruvalluvar Statue

48nm
226°
Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a sacred monument and popular tourist attraction in Kanyakumari, India.
The memorial stands on one of two rocks located about 500 meters off mainland India's southernmost tip. It was built in 1970 by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee in honour ...
20 Mar 12

Comorin Lighthouse (S India)

48nm
227°
Cape Comorin Light is shown from a square white tower, 34m high, and painted in red bands, about 0.3 mile NW of the cape. A church, 54m high, lies in a village about 0.5 mile N of the cape.
Good radar returns have been reported from Cape Comorin at 23 miles.
19 Mar 12

Comorin Cape (S India)

49nm
227°
Cape Comorin, the S extremity of India, is low and sandy, with a small white pagoda on its extremity.
This pagoda is surrounded by a high wall, above which the top of the pagoda may be seen. A bungalow lies NW of the pagoda. A conspicuous memorial, 37m high, lies close W of the ...
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Muttam Point (W India)

58nm
238°
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Local Area

Gulf of Mannar (SE India)

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Coromandel coast (E India)

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East Coast of India

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In the Indian Ocean, India ...
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Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal (largest bay in the world,) forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean. It is bordered mostly by the Eastern Coast of India, southern coast of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the west and Burma (Myanmar) and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (part of India) to the ...
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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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Kariya Shuli and Vilangu Shuli islets (Pattanamarudur-E India)

The town of Pattanamarudur, with some large trees visible up to 10 miles offshore, lies at thehead of this bight, about 7 miles N of Tuticorin.
The bight is filled by a flat, with depths of less than 5.5m, extending up to about 4.5 miles offshore. Kariya Shuli and Vilangu Shuli, ...
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