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Selat Gelam (Riau-E Sumatra)

Selat Gelam (Riau-E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Selat Gelam, the passage between the S end of Great Karimun and the N end of Pulau Kondur, is used by local craft trading between Singapore and the islands to the SW.
The passage at its E end is about 3 miles wide but about 6 miles to the W the channel is divided into two channels by Pulau Babi.
The S channel has greater depths but it is fouled by more shoals. Neither channel is buoyed.
31/01/2012
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Sites around Selat Gelam (Riau-E Sumatra)
Flying distances - Direct line

Pulau Babi (E Sumatra)

3.6nm
255°
Pulau Babi, 2.5 miles NNE of Pulau Kempaan, rises to a height of 80m.
31 Jan 12

Pulau Kenipaan (Kempaan) (E Sumatra)

6.3nm
231°
Pulau Kempaan (Kenipaan), about 2 miles in length, stands 6 miles ENE of Pulau Belembang and 2 miles W of the N extremity of Pulau Kundur.
The bottom between this island and Pulau Kundur is foul. Above and belowwater rocks lie in Selat Gelam between Pulau Kempaan and Pulau Babi.
31 Jan 12

Pulau Nipah (E Sumatra)

5.4nm
241°
Pulau Nipah, close N of Pulau Kempaan, is the only uninhabited islet.
31 Jan 12

Pongkar beach (E Karimun Besar) (E Sumatra)

6.6nm
353°
Pongkar beach is a long beach with an area of approximately 100 hectares, with pine trees scattered around the beach area. During the Southwest Monsoon good anchorage can be taken off the E side of Great Karimun, to the SE of Little Karimun, over a bottom of stiff gray mud with ...
31 Jan 12

Pulau Lalang (Sumatra)

12nm
223°
Pulau Lalang, rocky, hilly, and overgrown with brush, stands 3.75 miles SE of Pulau Burung.
It is a small reef-fringed islet surrounded by numerous rocks and shoals within 1 mile N, S, and W its sides.
Detached reefs lie about 1.2 miles E, 1 mile SSE, and 1.5 miles SSE, respectively ...
29 Jan 12

Pulau Kukup (Johor - Malaysia)

21nm
Located South-west of Johor, about 5,5 NM NW of Tg Piai, 1 km offshore from the quaint little fishing village of Kampung Air Masin in Kukup Laut (Pontian District), Pulau Kukup is an low, flat island entirely covered by mangrove forest and surrounded by mudflats - the mudflats ...
6 Jan 12

Pulau Lyu Besar and Lyu Kecil (E Sumatra)

13nm
341°
Pulau Iyu Besar and Pulau Iyu Kecil, each 45m high, lie about 3 miles N of Little Karimun.
Pulau Iyu Kecil lies 0.5 mile NE of Pulau Iyu Besar. The islets are known as The Brothers.
A rock, with a depth of 2m, lies 0.3 mile NE of Pulau Iyu Kecil, and a rock, with a depth of ...
1 Feb 12

Pulau Pawai

22nm
54°
Military zone. Restricted access.
16 Dec 09

Raffles Marina

25nm
29°
Raffles Marina offers 158 walk-on wet berths catering for boats up  to 20m, or 65 ft in length. The marina?s solid panel breakwater
provides the calmest marina lagoon in Singapore, with an average lagoon depth of 4 metres at LAT.
Features
Single or Double Berths ...
4 Apr 12

Sentosa SW

28nm
55°
Cargos anchoring SW of Sentosa.
12 Mar 10

Keppel Marina

29nm
53°
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10 Mar 10

Boat Quay (S'Pore)

31nm
53°
Tourist place with a lot of fish restaurants.
10 Mar 10
Local Area

Karimun islands (Riau-E Sumatra)

The Karimun Islands consist of Great Karimun (Pulau Karimunbesar), Little Karimun (Pulau Karimun Ketjil), and a number of off-lying islets.
They differ in character from the low marshy islands of the E coast of Sumatera, being hilly with fertile soil, and are well-populated. They ...
31 Jan 12

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

Karimun Besar (E Sumatra)

Karimun Besar is a small island in the Riau Islands. It lies west of Batam and to the southwest of Singapore and is the furthest west of the Riau Islands. Karimun Besar or Great Karimun, is mountainous at its N end, the principal peaks being Betina, 416m high standing 1.75 miles ...
31 Jan 12
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