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Punta Gruesa (Tarapaca N Chile)

Punta Gruesa (Tarapaca N Chile)

Characteristics

Description

Punta Gruesa is low and cliffy.  It forms the end of a spur extending from Morro Tarapaca, a mountain about 4 miles ENE. A light is shown from the point.

Rocas Los Gemelos consist of two sunken rocks which lie at the outer extremity of foul ground which extends about 1.5 NM NW from the N end of Punta Gruesa.
Three dark-colored above-water rocks lie about 0.3 NM NE of Punta Gruesa.

17/12/2012
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Joëlle
Punta Gruesa (Tarapaca N Chile)
17/12/2012
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Joëlle
Punta Gruesa est basse et constituée de falaises rocheuses. Elle forme l'extrémité d'un éperon allant de Morro Tarapaca, une montagne à environ 4 MN à l'ENE. La pointe porte un phare.

Los Gemelos, deux rochers immergés, se trouvent à environ 1,5 MN au NW de l'extrémité N de Punta Gruesa. 
Trois rochers sombres se trouvent à environ 0,3 MN au NE de la pointe.

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10nm
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Club de Yates de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

9.2nm
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Depth max: 7 m
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Puerto de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

9.2nm
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Iquique ...
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Base Naval de Iquique

9.6nm
10°
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Punta Chucumata (Tarapaca N Chile)

10nm
185°
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Punta Piedras (Iquique N Chile)

12nm
Punta Piedras is a small rocky promontory which rises steeply to an elevation of 278 m. Rocks extend more than 0,2 NM W of the point.
14 Dec 12

Caleta Patillos (Tarapaca N Chile)

22nm
181°
Punta Patillos is a salt terminal, S Punta Chucumata.
17 Dec 12

Punta Patillos (Tarapaca N Chile)

23nm
181°
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Punta Patacha (Tarapaca N Chile)

26nm
182°
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Fax: 56 57 401911 or 56 57 401912
Mail: cppatache@directemar.cl
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Punta Ballena (Tarapaca N Chile)

27nm
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Caleta Buena (Tarapaca N Chile)

28nm
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Islotes Mejillones (Mejillones N Chile)

31nm
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14 Dec 12
Local Area

From Arica to Punta Lengua de Vaca (N Chile)

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Baia de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

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Bahia Mejillones del Sur (Antofagasta N Chile)

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Bahia Moreno (Antofagasta N Chile)

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