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Sacramento Shoal (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

Sacramento Shoal (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

Characteristics

Description

Sacramento Shoal, hard shifting sand, lies off the entrance to the Guatami Godavari and extends about 4 miles SE and 3.5 miles E from Sacramento Light.
Depths over this breaking shoal range from 2.7 to 5.5m. This shoal is subject to frequent changes in position and depth.

Tides

The current from January through April sets steadily to the NE along the coast between Machilipatnam and Godavari Point.

In the vicinity of Sacramento Shoal a rate of 4 knots is usually experienced about 5 miles offshore. The current in the bay to the W of Narasapur Point is weak and variable.

11/07/2012
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Sites around Sacramento Shoal (Andhra Pradesh-E India)
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Godavari point (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

25nm
358°
Godavari Point is the N extremity of a low sandy spit and narrow sand bank, which forms a part of the coast N of Hope Island.
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Kakinada fishing harbour (Andhra Pradesh-EIndia)

25nm
352°
The port of Cocanada comprises a partly-exposed anchorage located about 3 to 4 miles NNE of the entrance of the Cocanada River and is suitable for ocean-going vessels; cargo is transported by lighters between the anchorage and the wharves on the river bank abreast of the town.Tidal ...
4 Apr 12

Vakalapudi Lighthouse (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

27nm
353°
Vakalapudi Lighthouse is situated about 10 Km north east from Kakinada (Cocanada) town.
It is a tower 23 m high circular masonry tower red and white bands.
The coast, up to 10 miles NE of Vakalapudi, is low and marked by numerous villages and coconut trees. Low sand hills then ...
5 Apr 12

Narasapur Point (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

38nm
247°
Narasapur Point, low and wooded, lies on the E side of the mouth of the Vasishta Godavari, which is the southernmost branch of the Godavari River.
An obelisk, 24.4m high, lies about 1 mile N of the point.
During January and February, the current sets W at a maximum rate of 2 ...
28 Mar 12

Machilipatnam Lighthouse (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

71nm
249°
New Machilipatnam Light is shown from a white, round, concrete tower with black bands, 3.8 miles NNE of the mouth of Machilipatnam Creek.
The great tsunami of 26 December 2004 swept away hundreds of people on the beach and reached the base of the lighthouse, but the tower was ...
28 Mar 12

Machilipatnam port (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

70nm
249°
Machilipatnam (Masulipatam), the only port of the Krishna District, lies about 5 miles within the mouth of the creek of the same name about 11 miles N of Divi Point.
Vessels anchor in the roadstead to handle all cargo to and from native lighters.
Tel: +91 884 2363825 or +91 ...
28 Mar 12

Pudimadaka lighthouse (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

67nm
34°
Pudimadaka Village lies on the shore of a bight about 4 miles NE of Rambilli Beacon. A red stone temple, with three towers, lies in the village.The light was commissioned on 21st January 1971 and renovated in 1991. The lighthouse was on a masonry tower of 26 meters height. It has ...
5 Apr 12

Divi point (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

77nm
242°
Divi Point is the SE extremity and False Divi Point is the SW extremity of the delta.
Ocean-going local craft use the river for about 6 months of the year.
Krishna Old Light, a white masonry tower, 44m high, lies about 9.5 miles ENE of False Divi Point. Another old lighthouse, ...
28 Mar 12

Gangavaram port (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

81nm
39°
Gangavaram Port is located at Visakhapatnam, the industrial nerve center of Andhra Pradesh. The coast here forms a bay between Yarada Hill at north and Mukkoma Hill at south. A creek in between these two hills forms Balacheruvu Lagoon, where the natural port of Gangavaram has ...
5 Apr 12

Pigeon Island Gangavaram (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

82nm
39°
Pigeon Islet, 21m high and rocky, lies in a small bay 5 miles NE of Kutu Konda.
5 Apr 12

Dolphin's Nose (Andhra Pradesh-NE India)

86nm
39°
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Kakinda

86nm
37°
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Kakinada (Cocanada) bay (Andhra Pradesh-E India)

Cocanada Bay (Kakinada Bay), a shallow body of water filled with extensive drying mud flats at its head, is entered between Godavari Point and the coast about 2.8 miles WNW.
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Paluru to Chilka mouth (Orissa-NE India)

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19 Apr 12

Coromandel coast (E India)

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