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Raleigh shoal (NE Sumatra)

Raleigh shoal (NE Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Raleigh Shoal, about 4 miles long in a NW to SE direction with a least depth of 4.8m, lies centered about 15 miles E of Tanjung Medang.
A shoal, with a depth of 19.4m, was reported to lie 3.5 miles NNW of Raleigh Shoal. A lighted buoy is moored on the S side of the shoal. There is a precautionary area close E of Raleigh Shoal.
29/12/2011
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18nm
355°
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Sungai Linggi (Malacca - Malaysia)

17nm
11°
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Batu Mandi rock (Malacca - Malaysia)

16nm
19°
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Batu Tengah roks (Malacca - Malaysia)

16nm
23°
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Pulau Batu Besar (Malacca - Malaysia)

15nm
47°
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A shoal with a depth of 16.3m, lies 3.5 miles WSW of Pulau Batu Besar.
Two white towers, each about 34m high, ...
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Pulau Melaka (Malacca - Malaysia)

23nm
74°
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Pulau Upeh (Malacca - Malaysia)

20nm
77°
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Sungai Udang Port (Malacca - Malaysia)

17nm
60°
Sungai Udang Port, a T - shaped jetty, is situated about 3 miles NW of Tanjung Keling.
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Tg Panchor (Malacca - Malaysia)

16nm
53°
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Tanjong Keling (Malacca - Malaysia)

18nm
68°
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Local Area

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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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