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Selat Bengkalis (E Sumatra)

Selat Bengkalis (E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Selat Bengkalis lies between the SW side of Pulau Bengkalis and Sumatera and is entered W of Tanjung Jati, the W extremity of Pulau Bengkalis, which stands about 19 miles SE of Tanjung Masim. The N approach is deep and presents no difficulty if the buoyed channel is followed.

The W shore of the approach, from the NE extremity of Pulau Rupat to Tanjung Masim is covered with low trees and coveredat HW. Tall trees stand inland.

Shoals, with depths from 3 to 11m, extend up to 20 miles N and NW from Tanjung Jati.

A shoal, with a depth of 7.2m, lies about 4 miles WNW of Tanjung Jati. A shoal, with a depth of 10.6m, lies on the SW side of the strait about 4.7 miles SW of the same point.
Southward of Tanjung Balai, about 17 miles SE of Tanjung Jati, Selat Bengkalis becomes Selat Lalang.
Selat Lalang leads into Selat Pandjang and this strait has considerable depths for about 60 miles but is then fouled by islets and shoals.

25/01/2012
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Water islands (Malacca - Malaysia)

38nm
33°
Between Melaka and Tanjong Seginting, about 46 miles SE, the low, thickly wooded coast is bordered by a mud bank which extends up to 2.5 miles offshore in places.
The Water Islands, centered about 8 miles SE of Melaka, consists of a group of six tree-covered islands of moderate ...
5 Jan 12

Tanjung Padang (E Sumatra)

17nm
119°
From Tanjung Padang,  the S entrance point of the W end of the strait, a spit with a depth of 1.8m at its outer end, extends 2.5 miles W from the point. The spit dries up to 1 mile W of the point.
Dedap, a wooded islet, lies on a sandbank which extends about 0.2 mile offshore ...
26 Jan 12

Sungaipakning harbour (E Sumatra)

17nm
137°
Sungaipakning stands about 2 miles S of Tanjung Balaidalam. It's a small port.
A radio mast, painted red and white, stands in the town.
A shoal, with a least charted depth of 8m, extends about 3miles SE from a point about 1 mile NE of the charted light in position 1°20.7'N, ...
26 Jan 12

Selat Lalang (E Sumatra)

19nm
131°
Selat Lalang is about 2.2 to 4 miles wide and has a least depth of 11m in the fairway but there is a ridge with a depth of 8m near the middle of the strait abreast Makapan Settlement which stands on the W bank about 15 miles S of Tanjung Lajang.
In Selat Lalang and Selat Pandjang ...
27 Jan 12

Pyramid shoal (Malaysia)

57nm
336°
Pyramid Shoal, which lies on the N side of the SE end of South Sands, has a least depth of 3.4m, hard sand, and is the most dangerous shoal in the area because of its depth and protrusion into the fairway.
A lighted buoy is moored about 7 miles SE of Pyramid Shoal. A depth of about ...
28 Dec 11

Selat Padang (E Sumatra)

24nm
114°
Selat Padang, the channel between Pulau Bengkalis and Pulau Padang to the S, is in frequentuse by small craft trading between Singapore and Bengkalis.
The channel is almost 1 mile wide with depths of 6 to 14m in the fairway. The channel is contracted to a width of 0.3 mile at its ...
26 Jan 12

Vowler Bank (E Sumatra)

23nm
40°
Vowler Bank, with depths of less than 20m, lies with its NW end about 5 miles SE of the 2.4m depth on Rob Roy Bank. A 9.1m patch lies near the NW end of the bank and a similar depth lies s about 3 miles SE.
29 Dec 11

Clark Bank (E Sumatra)

26nm
61°
Clark Bank consists of two narrow ridges, about 2 miles apart, extending in a NW to SE direction, which lies about 4 miles SE of Vowler Bank.
Depths over these ridges range from 15.5 to 18.5m. Between these banks and the shoals extending from the coast of Sumatera there is a deep ...
29 Dec 11

Dumai harbour (E Sumatra)

31nm
285°
Dumai is a seaport town situated on the S side of Selat Rupat on the mainland coast of Sumatera directly opposite Tanjung Kapal. Dumai is an important oil loading terminal, with facilities for loading general cargo.
This is one of the main entry points into Sumatra by boat. ...
25 Jan 12

Raleigh shoal (NE Sumatra)

33nm
350°
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 ...
29 Dec 11

Selat Rupat (Selat Dumai) (E Sumatra)

32nm
286°
Selat Rupat (Selat Dumai) separates Pulau Rupat from the mainland of Sumatera. Tanjung Ketam, the W entrance point of the N end of Selat Rupat, is low and sandy and is marked by some houses and coconut trees.
25 Jan 12

Batu Tengah roks (Malacca - Malaysia)

48nm
Batu Tengah, marked by a light, consist of three rocks just above-water, lying about 2 miles SE of Batu Mandi and about 1 mile offshore.
A shoal, with a depth of 14.3m lies about 6 miles SSW of Batu Mandi.
2 Jan 12
Local Area

Tanjung Sinaboi to Singapore strait (E Sumatra)

The S coast of the Strait of Malacca between Tanjung Sinaboi and Tanjung Medang, the N point of Pulau Medang about 37 miles ESE, is fronted by numerous mudbanks, which are a continuation of South Sands. Some of these banks dry and are marked by occasional breakers.
Pulau Medang ...
25 Jan 12

Sumatra (Indonesia)

Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera) is an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands.
The longest axis of the island runs approximately 1,790 km (1,110 mi) northwest-southeast, crossing the equator near the centre. At its widest point the island spans ...
7 Jan 12

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

Pulau Bengkalis (E Sumatra)

Pulau Bengkalis is uniformly covered with vegetation. Its N coast is fronted by shallow ridges running parallel to it and separated by deeper channels.
The village of Bantantengah lies about midway between Tanjung Jati and Tanjung Parit, the NE end of the island. During May and ...
30 Jan 12

Rob Roy Bank (Sinaboi - E Sumatra)

Rob Roy Bank, a ridge about 15 miles long in a NW to SE direction with a least depth of 2.1m, lies about 27 miles SE of Tanjung Medang. A patch with a depth of 2.4m lies about 1.5 E of the 2.1m depth. The bank is steep-to on its NE and SW sides.
A lighted beacon, exhibiting a racon, ...
29 Dec 11
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