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Selat Kungkung (E Sumatra)

Selat Kungkung (E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Selat Kungkung is between Merbau bankand Rangsang bank, turn SW of pulau Rangsang and, in turn, leads into Selat Ayerhitam.

Several narrow banks lying in a N to S direction, with depths of 1.2 to 5.5m lie in the N part of Selat Kungkung.

Selat Kungkung, entered between Pulau Merbau and the W end of Pulau Rangsang, should not be used by vessels without local knowledge, as the approaches for 20 miles to the N are fouled by long shoal ridges some of which have depths of less than 1.2m and they are not buoyed.
A drying bank extends up to 1 mile from the NW coast of Pulau Rangsang.

At Tanjung Majan, about 7 miles E of Tanjung Ajung, Selat Kungkung leads into Selat Ajer Hitam, which separates Pulau Rangsang from the N side of Pulau Tebing Tinggi.

Tides—Currents

In Selat Kungkung and Selat Ajer Hitam, the SE currentstarts about 2 hours after LW, and the NW current about 2 hours after HW, at rates of 2.5 and 4 knots, respectively, at springs. Both currents are weak at neaps, the NW current being the stronger.

29/01/2012
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Flying distances - Direct line

Selat Asam (E Sumatra)

10nm
279°
Selat Asam, which lies between Pulau Padang to the W and Pulau Merbau and Pulau Tebing Tinggi to the E, has a least width of about 1 mile and a least depth of about 12m in its N approach.
The shores are steep-to, except off the N entrance point at its S end where it joins Selat ...
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Selat Pandjang (E Sumatra)

15nm
179°
Selat Pandjang has a width of 1.5 to 3.2 miles, except where it is fouled by shoals and islets.
The above passages are only used by local vessels and are of little commercial importance.
In Selat Lalang and Selat Pandjang the currents turn from 2 to 2.5 hours after HW and LW ...
27 Jan 12

Selat Ringgit (E Sumatra)

12nm
244°
Selat Ringgit, between the SE side of Pulau Merbau and the NW end of Pulau Tebing Tinggi, has a least width of about 46m, and depths are reported to be from about 5 to 12m.
Vessels should favor the N side of the fairway at both ends of the strait.
27 Jan 12

Pulau Karimun Kecil (E Sumatra)

45nm
80°
Karimun Kecil or Little Karimun, separated from the NE side of Great Karimun by a deep channel about 0.5 mile wide, is a bold island, 377m high.
In the NW approach to the channel between Great Karimun and Little Karimun are two islets, Nangoi, 39m high, about 1.2 miles W of the ...
1 Feb 12

Tanjung Palau Kandar (SE Bengkalis) (E Sumatra)

15nm
332°
Tanjung Palau Kandar (or tg Sekodi), with the village of Sekodi on it, is the SE extremity of Pulau Bengkalis.
A spit, with a depth of 0.5m, extends 0.5 mile S, and a 4.8m depth lies about 1 mile SW of the point.
Between the E coast of Pulau Bengkalis and Long Bank, about 29 ...
25 Jan 12

Pulau Assan and Mudu (E Sumatra)

40nm
82°
Assan and Mudu, rocky and thickly-overgrown islands, 83 and 65m high, respectively, lie about 1.2 miles off the NW side of Great Karimun. Sajuda, an above-water rock, lies 0.5 mile N of Assan and Seal Rock lies about 0.5 mile NE of Sajuda.
Tokong Belanda, a low rock, lies about ...
31 Jan 12

Pulau Tambelas (E Sumatra)

40nm
93°
Pulau Tambelas, 80m high, stands about 4 miles NNW of Pulau Kempaan, in the fairway between Selat Gelam and the channels between the islands SW of it.
The island has three peaks and from a distance appears as two islands.
31 Jan 12

Selat Padang (E Sumatra)

27nm
320°
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

Pulau Belembang-Burung (E Rangsang-E Sumatra)

37nm
104°
Pulau Burung, which stands about 5 miles SE of Tanjung Medangkaluwar, the E extremity of Pulau Rangsang, is high, densely wooded, and fringed by above and below-water rocks.
Pulau Belembang, 1,5 miles N of pulau Burung, is surrounded by above and belowwater rocks. The islet is ...
30 Jan 12

Selat Lalang (E Sumatra)

31nm
306°
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

Water islands (Malacca - Malaysia)

66nm
343°
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

Pulau Babi (E Sumatra)

44nm
95°
Pulau Babi, 2.5 miles NNE of Pulau Kempaan, rises to a height of 80m.
31 Jan 12
Local Area

Pulau Rangsang (E Sumatra)

Pulau Rangsang, with an area of 908 km², is E of Merbau island and N of Tebingtinggi island.
The N and NE coasts of Pulau Rangsang are fringed by a mud bank which dries out up to 1 mile offshore. A village stands on the NE side of the island 8 miles SE of Tanjung Kedabu, the NE ...
27 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 ...
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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, ...
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