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Sombrero channel Nicobar

Sombrero channel Nicobar

Characteristics

Description

Sombrero Channel separates the central and S groups of the Nicobar Islands. The channel is 30 miles wide between Cape Albany and Sombrero Point, the N extremity of Little Nicobar Island.
The depths in the channel are irregular, but there is deep water in mid-channel.Strong tidal currents set through this channel.

A yellow clay patch, with a depth of 21.9m, lies in the W approach to Sombrero Channel about 12 miles WSW of Cape Albany.

Shoal patches may exist in this area.

A detached coral bank, with a least depth of 17.1m, extends up to 12 miles SSW of Cape Albany. Depths elsewhere on this bank range from 20.1 to 31.1m. This bank has been reported to be extending to the W.

30/11/2011
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Localisation

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Sites around Sombrero channel Nicobar
Flying distances - Direct line

Nancowry island (India)

21nm
Nancowry Island lies close S of and overlaps the S end of Camorta Island. Nancowry Harbor, a secure landlocked inlet, lies between them. The E entrance of Nancowry Harbor lies between the SE end of Camorta Island and the NE end of Nancowry Island. The approach to this entrance leads ...
29 Nov 11

Trinkat island Nicobar (India)

27nm
11°
Trinkat Island, which lies between 1.5 and 2.5 miles E of the S part of Camorta Island, is separated from that island to the W and NW by False Bay and Beresford Channel.
Trinkat Island is low, level, and covered by coconut trees. An extensive reef surrounds the island. Morrel Point, ...
30 Nov 11

Trak and Treis islands Nicobar

12nm
134°
Trak Island lies 5 miles WNW of Sombrero Point; Treis Island lies 1 mile SE of Trak Island.
Both islands are small, reef-fringed, and surrounded by sunken rocks.
A rock, which has a depth of less than 1.8m, lies about midway between Treis Island and Sombrero Point.
30 Nov 11

Meroe island Nicobar

8.6nm
160°
Miroe Island, low and small, lies 10.5 miles WNW of Sombrero Point, the N extremity of Little Nicobar Island.
Miroe Island has been reported to be a good radar target up to 19 miles.
30 Nov 11

Cross harbor Camorta

24nm
Cross Harbor is entered from the W between Alfred and Leda Points and from the E between Naval and Mayo Points. Depths in the harbor area range from 21.9 to 53.1m, mud.
30 Nov 11

Beresford channel Nicobar

27nm
Beresford Channel is entered from the S through False Bay. Both shores are fronted by reefs and shoals that extend almost 0.8 mile offshore.
A number of shoals, with depths of 5.5 to 11m, lie in the middle of the S part of the channel. The channel on both sides of Middle Reef, ...
30 Nov 11

Kondul island Nicobar

27nm
151°
Kondul island, high and rocky on its N side, rises to a heigh of 92 m. The shape of this island looks elongated. Kondul was amongst those islands that were devastated by the tsunami of 2004. Population of Kondul Island according to 2001 census is 150. Before tsunami hit this island, ...
1 Dec 11

Chowra island (India)

56nm
332°
Chowra Island, which lies about 24 miles SSE of Batti Malv Island, is generally low but rises to a 104.5m high rocky pinnacle at its S end.
The island looks like a hat from the offing. Sanenya, the principal village, lies on the NE coast.
It has area of 8.2 sq km with a population ...
28 Nov 11

Bompoka island (India)

40nm
337°
Bompoka island lies about 1,8 NM east from southern end of nearby Teressa Island in the Nicobar group of islands. The hills on the island rise upto 193 m. The island has dense forest and some portions have grass growth. There is thick coconut palm growth on shores all round ...
29 Nov 11

Kabra islet (Nicobar)

29nm
131°
Kabra Island, 63m high, lies in St. Georges Channel almost 3 miles N of Murray Point, the N end of Great Nicobar Island.It is part of great Nicobar group of Islands. It has thick growth of commercial vegetation.
The inhabitants from nearby Kondul and Little Nicobar islands ...
1 Dec 11

Bompoka lighthouse (India)

38nm
337°
Bompoka lighthouse is on SW point of the island.
Only the locals can approach the landing point safely as there are submerged rocks around.
From the landing point the Lighthouse is about 4 km through forest and hilly track. It is advisable to visit Bompoka island by engaging ...
29 Nov 11

Laksi (Kola-rue) village (Tarasa Dwip)

40nm
329°
Small vessels can anchor, in a depth of 25.6m, coral and coarse sand, SSW of Laksi Village, about 0.5 mile seaward of the coastal reef.
29 Nov 11
Local Area

Nicobar Islands (India)

The Nicobar islands archipelago are situated south of the neighboring Andaman Islands archipelago, in the eastern Indian Ocean. It is separated from Taïland to the E by the Andaman sea and it is composed of three groups.
The northern group includes:Car Nicobar (127 km²)
Batti ...
30 Nov 11

Andaman sea

The Andaman Sea (or Burma sea in Thai)  is a body of water to the southeast of the Bay of Bengal, south of Myanmar, west of Thailand and east of the Andaman Islands; it is a part of Indian Ocean.The sea has been traditionally used for fishery and transportation of goods between ...
21 Nov 11

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

Trak and Treis islands Nicobar

Trak Island lies 5 miles WNW of Sombrero Point; Treis Island lies 1 mile SE of Trak Island.
Both islands are small, reef-fringed, and surrounded by sunken rocks.
A rock, which has a depth of less than 1.8m, lies about midway between Treis Island and Sombrero Point.
30 Nov 11

Nancowry island (India)

Nancowry Island lies close S of and overlaps the S end of Camorta Island. Nancowry Harbor, a secure landlocked inlet, lies between them. The E entrance of Nancowry Harbor lies between the SE end of Camorta Island and the NE end of Nancowry Island. The approach to this entrance leads ...
29 Nov 11

Katchall island Nicobar

Katchall Island is separated from Camorta Island and Nancowry Island to the NE by Revello Channel, which is about 3.8 miles wide and apparently free from dangers, except for a detached 12.8m patch which lies about 4.5 miles NE of the SE end of Katchall Island.
The island is densely ...
30 Nov 11
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