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Selat Padang (E Sumatra)

Selat Padang (E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

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 SE entrance by the extending shoal which has a least depth of 4.8m.

In Selat Padang the E current has a maximum rate of 2 knots and makes about 2 hours after LW. The W current has a maximum rate of about 3 knots and makes about 2 hours after HW.
Toward neaps the currents are very weak but the W current predominates.

26/01/2012
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Water islands (Malacca - Malaysia)

42nm
358°
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)

7.4nm
284°
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

Selat Lalang (E Sumatra)

8nm
249°
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

Sungaipakning harbour (E Sumatra)

10nm
257°
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

Tanjung Palau Kandar (SE Bengkalis) (E Sumatra)

12nm
126°
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

Clark Bank (E Sumatra)

22nm
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

Selat Asam (E Sumatra)

20nm
160°
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 ...
26 Jan 12

Selat Bengkalis (E Sumatra)

24nm
294°
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 ...
25 Jan 12

Selat Ringgit (E Sumatra)

27nm
166°
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

Vowler Bank (E Sumatra)

28nm
345°
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

Selat Kungkung (E Sumatra)

27nm
141°
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 ...
29 Jan 12

Pulau Karimun Kecil (E Sumatra)

64nm
102°
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
Local Area

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

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, ...
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