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Selat Pandjang (E Sumatra)

Selat Pandjang (E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

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 along the shore.
The SE and E currents have a maximum rate of 3.5 knots, and set along the coast of Sumatera into Sungi Kampar, about 14 miles SE of the E entrance of Selat Pandjang.
The W and NW currents have a maximum rate of 4 knots, being stronger near the E end of Selat Pandjang.

27/01/2012
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Selat Kungkung (E Sumatra)

15nm
359°
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 ...
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Selat Ringgit (E Sumatra)

15nm
312°
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

Selat Asam (E Sumatra)

20nm
329°
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

Pulau Rusah-Turus-Lanjang (E Sumatra)

40nm
94°
Pulau Rusah, a rock topped by tall trees, stands in the fairway of the channel leading W and S of Pulau Kundur into Selat Durian.
Pulau Turus and Batu Lanjang, awash, lie 1 mile and 2.75 miles SSE, respectively, of Pulau Rusah.Between Pulau Turus and Batu Lanjang to the W, and ...
30 Jan 12

Pulau Karimun Kecil (E Sumatra)

50nm
62°
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

Pulau Belembang-Burung (E Rangsang-E Sumatra)

36nm
80°
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

Tanjung Palau Kandar (SE Bengkalis) (E Sumatra)

30nm
345°
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 Burung (Burung-E Sumatra)

59nm
109°
Pulau Burung (Boeroeng), 4 miles NNW of the entrance of the Sungai Kateman, is low, wooded, and separated from the Sumatera coast by a narrow channel.  Pulau Burung is a drying bank extends from 1 to 2 miles from the ends of the island.
Kateman Island and Pulau Burung are ...
27 Feb 12

Pulau Lalang (Sumatra)

39nm
84°
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 Assan and Mudu (E Sumatra)

45nm
62°
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)

42nm
71°
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

Pulau Kenipaan (Kempaan) (E Sumatra)

43nm
78°
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.
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Pulau Tebingtinggi (Sumatra)

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The ...
29 Jan 12

Pulau Merbau (E Sumatra)

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The inner part of this bank dries.
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