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Sawai bay (Car Nicobar)

Sawai bay (Car Nicobar)

Characteristics

Description

Sawai Bay indents the NW coast, between Keating Point and Hog Point, about 3.5 miles to SW.
Foul ground extends 1 mile N from Keating Point and 0.5 mile N from Hog Point. Sawai Village lies 0.5 mile SE of Hog Point.

The tidal currents off Sawai Bay set NE on the flood tide.

An observation spot lies on a small promontory that extends WNW from the coast about 1 mile S of Keating Point. Keating Point Light is shown from a round metal tower on the point; a racon and a radio beacon transmit from the tower.

A coral patch, with a least depth of 10.1m, was reported to lie about 0.7 mile NW of the observation spot. A 9.1m patch lies 0.8 mile WNW of the same spot.

Anchorage can be taken, in a depth of 21.9m, rock and coral over a thin layer of sand, about 0.8 mile N of Sawi Village.
Anchorage can also be taken in similar depths just over 1 mile W of the observation spot.

28/11/2011
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Sawai bay (Car Nicobar)
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Localisation

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Sites around Sawai bay (Car Nicobar)
Flying distances - Direct line

Chowra island (India)

49nm
159°
Chowra Island, which lies about 24 miles SSE of Batti Malv Island, is generally low but rises to a 104.5m high rocky pinnacle at its S end.
The island looks like a hat from the offing. Sanenya, the principal village, lies on the NE coast.
It has area of 8.2 sq km with a population ...
28 Nov 11

Batti Malv island (India)

24nm
167°
Batti Malv Island (or Kuono), which lies about 17 miles SSE of Car Nicobar, appears wedge-shaped from the offing. It's an uninhabited island that covers an area of 2 square kilometers. This very small island rises to a densely wooded peak about 73m high. The NW end of the island is ...
28 Nov 11

Chowra lighthouse (India)

49nm
159°
Chowra Island has been reported to be a good radar target up to 23 miles.
28 Nov 11

Nancowry island (India)

87nm
148°
Nancowry Island lies close S of and overlaps the S end of Camorta Island. Nancowry Harbor, a secure landlocked inlet, lies between them. The E entrance of Nancowry Harbor lies between the SE end of Camorta Island and the NE end of Nancowry Island. The approach to this entrance leads ...
29 Nov 11

Bompoka island (India)

65nm
154°
Bompoka island lies about 1,8 NM east from southern end of nearby Teressa Island in the Nicobar group of islands. The hills on the island rise upto 193 m. The island has dense forest and some portions have grass growth. There is thick coconut palm growth on shores all round ...
29 Nov 11

Hinam village (Tarasa Dwip)

61nm
161°
Anchorage can be taken by small vessels with local knowledge close off Hinam Village, in depths of 11 to 25.6m.
29 Nov 11

Laksi (Kola-rue) village (Tarasa Dwip)

64nm
159°
Small vessels can anchor, in a depth of 25.6m, coral and coarse sand, SSW of Laksi Village, about 0.5 mile seaward of the coastal reef.
29 Nov 11

Bompoka lighthouse (India)

66nm
154°
Bompoka lighthouse is on SW point of the island.
Only the locals can approach the landing point safely as there are submerged rocks around.
From the landing point the Lighthouse is about 4 km through forest and hilly track. It is advisable to visit Bompoka island by engaging ...
29 Nov 11

Trinkat island Nicobar (India)

84nm
144°
Trinkat Island, which lies between 1.5 and 2.5 miles E of the S part of Camorta Island, is separated from that island to the W and NW by False Bay and Beresford Channel.
Trinkat Island is low, level, and covered by coconut trees. An extensive reef surrounds the island. Morrel Point, ...
30 Nov 11

Tillanchang Dwip lighthouse

68nm
132°
Tillanchang is 15 km long and about 1 km in wide Island and lies on the Eastern periphery of Indian waters. It is the Eastern most island in the Nicobar Group of islands.
The 30 m high GI trestle tower was erected expeditiously and the 300 mm equipment with electronic flasher, ...
29 Nov 11

Castle Bay (Tillanchang)

68nm
131°
Castle Bay, which lies on the SE coast of the island about 2 miles N of Cape Winifred, is deep and clear in its central part.
A rock, awash, lies about 0.3 mile S of Castle Bay Point, the N entrance point of the bay. Foul ground, with depths of less than 9.1m, extends about 0.2 ...
29 Nov 11
Local Area

Car Nicobar islands (India)

Car Nicobar island, or PU in the local langage, the N island of the group, lies about 77 miles SSE of Little Andaman Island. 
The island is densely wooded, mostly coconut trees.
The island has been reported to be a good radar target up to14 miles.
The Car Nicobar is ...
28 Nov 11

Nicobar Islands (India)

The Nicobar islands archipelago are situated south of the neighboring Andaman Islands archipelago, in the eastern Indian Ocean. It is separated from Taïland to the E by the Andaman sea and it is composed of three groups.
The northern group includes:Car Nicobar (127 km²)
Batti ...
30 Nov 11

Andaman sea

The Andaman Sea (or Burma sea in Thai)  is a body of water to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, south of Myanmar, west of Thailand and east of the Andaman Islands; it is a part of Indian Ocean.The sea has been traditionally used for fishery and transportation of goods between ...
21 Nov 11

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
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