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Rama cape (W India)

Rama cape (W India)

Characteristics

Description

The coast between Khanderi Island and Cape Rama, about 228 miles SSE, consists of sandy bays separated by bold rocky capes.

There are a number of river estuaries and it is often bordered by tableland in the middle of its S part.The Western Ghats, which are generally from 609 to 904m high, with some peaks nearly 1,524m high, lie like a wall parallel to the coast at an average distance of 30 miles inland.

Cape Rama projects 1 mile W from Rama False Bluff, which rises abruptly E of the tableland of Cape Rama to a height of about 200m. The land then rises gradually E in a succession of hills for a distance of 4 miles and terminates in East Peak, 448m high. Kankon Peak (Kanakona Peak), 646m high, about 9 miles ESE of Cape Rama, is the W summit of a range of hills extending E, and is separated from East Peak by a gap.

Cape Rama is prominent and has a fort on it, but during the thick weather of the Southwest Monsoon, no part of this coast is visible for more than 4 or 5 miles. Good radar returns have been reported from Cape Rama at 16 miles.
Pandigat Point (Paidegal Point), about 5.5 miles SE of Cape Rama, is a steep projecting headland rising to an height of 192m; a village is situated on its N side.

Kankon Islet, fringed by a reef, lies about 2 miles farther SE.

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Flying distances - Direct line

Canaguinim Bay (W India)

2.5nm
23°
Canaguinim Bay is entered between Canaguinim Point, about 1 mile SW of Betul Point, and Moliem Point, about 2 miles SW.
Two rock patches, each drying 1.2m, lie about 0.1mile and 0.3 mile, respectively, SW of  Canaguinim Point.
Cliffs, about 38m high, lie on the E half of ...
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Oyster Rocks - Mandal and Karkal islands (W India)

18nm
153°
Oyster Rocks consist of a prominent group of islands and rocks. Devgad Island (Devgadgudda Island), 44m high to the tops of the trees, is the largest and highest island; it is bold, rocky, and steep-to on its W side.
Oyster Rocks Light, with a racon, is shown from a red round masonry ...
5 Mar 12

St George's Islands (W India)

18nm
333°
St George’s Islands consists of three islands between 1.5 and 2.5 miles SSW of Marmagao Head.
Grandi Island is the collective name of the two S islands of the group, which are connected by a narrow reef of rock and shingle.
The W of the two islands, 76m high and conical, is ...
4 Mar 12

Binge Bay (W India)

23nm
147°
Binge Bay lies between Binaga Point and Arge Cape, 2.5 miles SE.
A restricted area, into which entry is prohibited, extends from a position about 0.5 mile SE of Karwar Head to Kwada Point.
A major naval base, which includes shipbuilding and repairs facilities, is located on ...
6 Mar 12

Loliem (Lolien) Point (W India)

12nm
144°
Loliem Point (Lolien Point), in the N approach to Karwar, attains an elevation of 175m about 0.2 mile inland, and is steep, rocky, and well-wooded.Loliem Rocks, awash at LW springs, lie about 1 mile S of Loliem Point; a rock, with less than 1.8m over it, lies about 0.2 mile N of the ...
5 Mar 12

Belekeri (W India)

28nm
139°
Belekeri Bay (Roads) has depths of less than 5m. Foul ground extends about 0.7 mile W of Belekeri Point, a low, flat, and rocky point at the head of the bay. Several small islets lie close N and about 0.2 mile WSW of the point.
6 Mar 12

Cola Bay (W India)

16nm
349°
The coast between Cola Bay and the Sal River, about 14 miles SSE, consists of low cultivated land with several churches on small hills.
Anchorage, sheltered from NW winds, can be taken, in a depth of about 7m, in Cola Bay.
4 Mar 12

Parker Rock (W India)

16nm
156°
Parker Rock, with a least depth of 4.7m, rock, sand, and shell, lies about 2.5 miles NW of Devgad Island.
A detached 10m patch lies close E of the rock. A breakwater, 250m in length, lies close S of the end of the approach channel.
5 Mar 12

Kangiguda Island (W India)

16nm
141°
Kangiguda Island, 51m high, lies about 4 miles SE of Loliem Point and about 0.2 mile offshore.
5 Mar 12

Kurmagadgudda island and Shimisgudda Island (W India)

18nm
145°
Kurmagad Island (Kurmagadgudda Island), encircled by fortifications and with its summit rising to a height of 60m, lies about 2.5 miles N of Karwar Head. The island is surrounded by foul water, but there is a safe narrow channel, with charted depths of about 7m, between Kurmagad Island ...
5 Mar 12

Mogeragudda Island and Gudsar Sunv (W India)

19nm
151°
Mogeragudda Island, 56m high, rocky, and covered with jungle, lies about 0.5 mile SW of Karwar Head. A 4.3m patch lies about 0.3 mile SSW of the island.
Gudsar Sunv (Karwar Rock), with a least depth of 2.4m, lies about 0.5 mile WNW of Mogeragudda Island.
The channel between ...
5 Mar 12

Marmagao Port (W India)

21nm
339°
Marmagao (or Mormugao) port is located in marmagao bay that is entered between Marmagao Head and Kabo Point.
The entrance to the bay is encumbered with shoals. The Grandi Islands lie in the S approach to the bay.The S side of Marmagao Bay is bold and rocky, rising to the tableland ...
4 Mar 12
Local Area

West coast of India

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An extensive offshore area is being developed for oil production.
Numerous ...
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Arabian Sea

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Indian Ocean

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6 Apr 12

Karwar Bay (W India)

Karwar Bay is entered between Dayamada Point, the N entrance point of Kalinadi Creek, and Badchidhar Point, the NW extremity of Karwar Head, about 2.8 miles SSW. Karwar Head, with an elevation of 207m, is covered with dense jungle.
The entrance leading to Kalinadi Creek is much ...
5 Mar 12

St George's Islands (W India)

St George’s Islands consists of three islands between 1.5 and 2.5 miles SSW of Marmagao Head.
Grandi Island is the collective name of the two S islands of the group, which are connected by a narrow reef of rock and shingle.
The W of the two islands, 76m high and conical, is ...
4 Mar 12

Binge Bay (W India)

Binge Bay lies between Binaga Point and Arge Cape, 2.5 miles SE.
A restricted area, into which entry is prohibited, extends from a position about 0.5 mile SE of Karwar Head to Kwada Point.
A major naval base, which includes shipbuilding and repairs facilities, is located on ...
6 Mar 12
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