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Saint Mary Isles (W India)

Saint Mary Isles (W India)



The coast between Coondapoor and Malpe, about 17.5 miles S, is fringed by coconut trees and broken only by the mouth of the Sita Nadi River.

The Saint Mary Isles consist of Coconut Island, Middle Rock, Entrance Rock, and the Darya Bahadurgarh Islands.

Passage between the islands is obstructed by numerous rocks and should not be attempted except by small craft with local knowledge.

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Coconut Island (St mary's Islands-W India)

Coconut Island, about 2.5 miles NW of Malpe, is well-wooded, with trees about 26m high. Foul ground surrounds the island and extends about 0.8 mile WNW to a rock which dries 2m. A rock, 2m high, lies about 2 miles NW of the island and a chain of rocks, above and below-water, extend ...
12 Mar 12

Darya Bahadurgah Islands (S Mary Islands-W India)

The Darya Bahadurgah Islands consist of three islands.
North Island, 15m high at its SE end, is marked by Malpe Light, shown from a conspicuous square tower on the summit of the island.
Darya Bahadurgah Island, 16m high, lies about 183m SE of North Island.South Island lies about ...
12 Mar 12

Malpe port (W India)

Malpe is a natural, important and fishing port on the Karnataka coast. Malpe is also a town situated on the N side of the mouth of the Udyavara river.
Malpe has four small jetties, accommodating vessels up to 33m long with a draft up to 3.7m. The open roadstead W of Malpe is afforded ...
13 Mar 12

Kap light (W India)

Kap Light, about 8 miles SSE of Malpe, is shown from a white tall masonry tower with black bands standing on a rock near a battery in ruins.
Kap Rock, 13m high, is prominent about 1.5 miles NNW of the light. A rock, 1m high, with a drying rock close NE, lies about 1 mile SSW of ...
13 Mar 12

Coondapoor Light (W India)

Coondapoor Light is shown from a steel mast, about 0.8 mile S of the entrance, from September 16 to May 15. It is difficult to distinguish from other white lights nearby.
12 Mar 12

Haladi river (W India)

Coondapoor (Kundapur) is an open roadstead off the common entrance of the Haladi River and the Chakranadi River.
The coast N of the river entrance consists of low hills up to about 37m high. The coast S of the entrance is flat, sandy, and fringed with coconut trees up to 24m high.
A ...
12 Mar 12

Tippu Sultan Gudda Light (W India)

Tippu Sultan Gudda Light is shown from September 15 to May 15, about 1.5 miles NNW of the Haladi River entrance. Two conspicuous objects are a white house is close NE and a gray chimney, 40m high, 1 mile E of the entrance of the river.
12 Mar 12

Suratkal Point Light (W India)

Suratkal Point Light, with a racon, is shown from a 36m high white masonry tower with black bands standing on Suratkal Point, about 5 miles S of the entrance to the Mulki River.
13 Mar 12

Nancowry Rock (W India)

Nancowry Rock consists of two rocky shoals; the W shoal has a depth of 3m. A rock, 3m high, lies between Nancowry Rock and the coast.
10 Mar 12

Two White Rocks (W India)

Two White Rocks, 5m high and close together, lie about 4 miles WNW of Baindur Head, and are very prominent when the sun shines on them.
Single Rock, 3m high, lies about 2 miles N, and a rock awash lies about 0.8 mile SSE, respectively, of Two White Rocks.Caution.—Although the ...
10 Mar 12

New Mangalore port (W India)

The port of New Mangalore, a major all-weather port, is situated about 5 miles NNW of the old Mangalore port.
Fairway Lighted Buoy is moored about 4 miles W of the port. Range lights, in line bearing about 079°, at the E side of the port, mark the approach channel through the ...
15 Mar 12

Baindur Head (W India)

Baindur Head, about 6 miles SSE of Huddi Point, is 61m high and cliffy. It is conspicuous from seaward, being the W point of a table and extending some distance inland.
9 Mar 12
Local Area

West coast of India

Between Diu Head (from N) and Cape Rama (to S), there is the gulf of Cambay and the largest sea-port on the W coast of India, the port of Mumbai (Bombay), the largest seaport on the W coast of India.
An extensive offshore area is being developed for oil production.
Numerous ...
20 Mar 12

Arabian Sea

Arabian Sea
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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, ...
6 Apr 12

Black rocks Two Rocks Outer Rocks (W India)

The coast between Malpe and New Mangalore, about 26 miles SSE, is straight and fringed with coconut trees.
Black Rocks, 13m high and conspicuous, lie about 4 miles S of Malpe.
Two rocks, 3m high, and two rocks, 5m high, lie about 0.5 mile NW and 0.2 mile WSW, respectively, of ...
13 Mar 12

Belekeri (W India)

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

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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