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Selat Berhala) (SE Sumatra)

Selat Berhala) (SE Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Selat Berhala (Berhala Strait), the channel S of Pulau Berhala, being generally free from danger, is consequently more frequented; the least depth charted is 6.9m. The shallow mud fronting the coast W of Tanjung Jabung extends some 4 miles N of Berba, an island lying about 9 miles W of the point.

It is steep-to beyond the 5m curve, and must be given a wide berth.

26/02/2012
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Pulau Alangtiga - Beralas - Muci (W pulau Singkep)

12nm
339°
Pulau Alangtiga, 79m high, lying about 30 miles NW of Pulau Berhala, is the central of a group of three small thickly-wooded islands fringed by reef, and some rocks above-water.
Pulas Beralas, 69m high, lies about 1 mile N of Pulau Alangtiga.
Pulau Muci (Mubi), 81m high, lies ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Serak and Pulau Pengelap (E Pulau Singplaut)

9.1nm
63°
Pulau Serak, a low and wooded islet, lies about 7 miles WNW of Tanjung Buku, it is located on a shoal, which, under the depth of 9.1m, extends 2 miles SE, 1 mile N, and about 0.7 mile off either side. Oekol (Pulau Ukol), located about 0.5 mile W of the S end of Pulau Serak, lies on ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Kepulauan Singkeplaut (SE Pulau Singkeplaut)

22nm
88°
Kepulauan Singkeplaut (Singkep Laoet Islands), lying on a drying reef E of Tanjung Buku and fronting Teluk Baruk, consists of Pulau Keling, Pulau Tengah, Pulau Lalang, and Pulau Singkeplaut, as well as a few abovewater rocks.
A conspicuous tree is reported to stand on Pulau Singkeplaut.
26 Feb 12

Tanjung Buku (SW Pulau Singkep)

15nm
82°
Tanjung Buku has the prominent hill Gunung Buku, 137m high, on it. Bukit Porok, about 2.7 miles N of Tanjung Buku, has a sharp peak about 149m high.
The coast from Tanjung Buku to Tanjung Sebayur (NW Tg Buku) trends NNW and NW for 14 miles; the latter point is on the E side of ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Silenseng and Bunta (NW Pulau Singkep)

24nm
Pulau Silenseng (Pulau Silinseng), nearly 3 miles NW of Rusukbuaya, consists of two islets connected by a reef, dry at LW; it is surrounded by a reef which extends about 0.5 mile from its W side.
A shoal, with a least depth of 7.3m, lies midway between Ruskbuaya and Pulau Silenseng. ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Cempah - Pulau Laut (Indonesia)

52nm
13°
Pulau Cempah (Tjempah) is irregularly shaped, hilly and about 5 miles long and 2 miles wide. It is separated from the NW part of Pulau Bakung and Blandok Besar and Karoti by Selat Cempah (Tjempah Strait, 2 miles wide, which has general depths of about 24m.
Pulau Cempah is fairly ...
27 Feb 12

Teluk Baruk (S Pulau Singkep)

20nm
74°
Also known as Baro-baai, Baroek-baai, lies between Tanjung Malang and Tanjung Buku, the S extremities of Pulau Singkep.
It is about 6 miles wide and 4 miles in length to its head from abreast the 10m curve, within which line the depths are reduced to 3.7m and less over the greater portion of it.
26 Feb 12

Selat Sebayur (Sebajoer Strait) (NW Pulau Singkep)

19nm
25°
Selat Sebayur (Sebajoer Strait), between the NW side of Pulau Singkep and the Posik group of islands, is a fairly good but narrow channel, requiring local knowledge or the assistance of a native pilot; it is entered from the S between Tanjung Sebayur and a flat that extends about ...
26 Feb 12

Merodong group (Indonesia)

68nm
17°
The Merodong group of islands lie to the W of Pulau Mesanak, between it and the Temiang group. The former group comprises six islands, separated by channels unsuitable for navigation and there is no reason in venturing among them or between them and Pulau Mesanak.
Merodong, the ...
10 Feb 12

Pulau Sikeling - Blanding - Lobam (Indonesia)

52nm
Pulau Sikeling, 91m high and about 1 mile long, lies 1 mile S of Pulau Buaya.
Blanding lies about 1 mile NW of Pulau Sikeling; it is the S of three islands located on a reef that extends about 4 miles NW.
Lobam, 84m high, lies on the N part of this reef. Turka lies between Blanding ...
27 Feb 12

Pulau Berhala (E Indonesia)

20nm
117°
Pulau Berhala is a rocky island largely covered with high trees. Two bare peaks, each 91m high, rise on the W side of the island; the island is inhabited. It lies in the middle of Selat Berhala, nearly between Tanjung Jabung and Tanjung Buku, the SW end of Pulau Singkep. Except on ...
29 Feb 12

Tanjung Irat (NW Singkep)

21nm
29°
Tanjung Irat, on the E side, is located 5.5 miles N of Tanjung Sebayur. The strait is divided by a long, steep sandbank on the N point of which lie two rocks, named Malang Bang which are only visible at LW; a patch that dries lies on the W elbow of the bank, about midway between the two points.
26 Feb 12
Local Area

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 Alangtiga - Beralas - Muci (W pulau Singkep)

Pulau Alangtiga, 79m high, lying about 30 miles NW of Pulau Berhala, is the central of a group of three small thickly-wooded islands fringed by reef, and some rocks above-water.
Pulas Beralas, 69m high, lies about 1 mile N of Pulau Alangtiga.
Pulau Muci (Mubi), 81m high, lies ...
26 Feb 12

Pulau Singkep (E Sumatra)

Pulau Singkep is located about 20 miles N of Tanjung Jabung on the Sumatera coast. It is an island in the Lingga Archipelago in Indonesia.
The island, about 20 miles in length and the same in breadth, is much indented on its N and S sides.
It is separated from the E coast of ...
29 Feb 12

Pulau Selayar (Indonesia)

Pulau Selayar is about 6 miles long, E and W, and 2,5 miles wide. It lies between Pulau Singkep and Pulau Lingga, dividing the passage into two channels, named Selat Penuba and Selat Lima.
A reef extends about 1 mile SE of Penuba, a village at the SE end of Pulau Selayar. A hill ...
27 Feb 12
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