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Punta Achurra (Atacama N Chile)

Punta Achurra (Atacama N Chile)

Characteristics

Description

Punta Achurra, about 6 NM S of Cabo Falso Punta de Azucar, is low and rounded.

The W and S sides of Punta Achurra are fringed with above and below-water rocks, and yachts should remain at least 0.5 NM off the point. 

A light is shown from Punta Achurra.

28/12/2012
Update
Joëlle
Punta Achurra, à environ 6 MN au S de Cabo Falso Punta de Azucar, est bas et arrondi. 

Les côtés W et S de la pointe sont entourés de rochers immergés et émergés et les yacchts doivent rester à plus de 0,5 MN au large de cette pointe.

Un phare se trouve sur cette pointe.

28/12/2012
Update
Joëlle
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Localisation

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Flying distances - Direct line

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25nm
189°
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28nm
353°
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63nm
193°
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36nm
193°
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45nm
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Local Area

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