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South Sands (NE Sumatra))

South Sands (NE Sumatra))

Characteristics

Description

South Sands, to the NNW, extends about 50 miles SE from a 7.4m patch about 8 miles SW of One Fathom Bank Light and terminate between Pyramid Shoal and the Sumatera coast to the S.
These shoals extend over halfway across the strait from the Sumatera coast and are separated by fairly deep channels. None of these dangers are marked by navigational aids.
25/01/2012
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Sites around South Sands (NE Sumatra))
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Pyramid shoal (Malaysia)

Pyramid Shoal, which lies on the N side of the SE end of South Sands, has a least depth of 3.4m, hard sand, and is the most dangerous shoal in the area because of its depth and protrusion into the fairway.
A lighted buoy is moored about 7 miles SE of Pyramid Shoal. A depth of about ...
28 Dec 11

Tanjung Sinaboi (E Sumatra)

Tanjung Sinaboi, low and thickly wooded, is the NE extremity of the peninsula separating theSungai Rokan from Selat Rupat.
Pulau Sinaboi, a small lightcolored islet, lies close NW of Tanjung Sinaboi and shows up well against the darker growth of the mainland.
25 Jan 12

Tanjong Ru (Pulau Carey - Malaysia)

Tg Ru is located E side of the approach to Selat Kelang, on Pulau Carey, It is the S point of the South fairway of port Klang .
The coast between Tanjong Ru and Tanjong Gabang, about 15 miles SE, is indented about midway along its length by Kuala Langat. This shallow river is not ...
29 Dec 11

Bambek shoal (Selangor - Malaysia)

Bambeck Shoal, the nearest shoal on the NE side lies on the NE side of the fairway.
Bambek shoal, about 4 NM offshore, lies SW of the mouth of Sungai Sepang Besar.
It has a depth of 0,3 m near its center and is composed of hard sand.
Its NW and SE sides are steep-to with ...
30 Dec 11

Tanjong Gabang (Selangor - Malaysia)

Tg Gabang has a light easily identified. It is located before Kampong Batu Laut that stands at the mouth of a small river about 2 NM SE of the point.Between Tanjong Gabang and the entrance of the Sungai Sepang Besar, about 16 miles ESE, the thickly wooded coast is fringed by a sand ...
29 Dec 11

Tanjong Selat Lumut (Perak - Malaysia)

Selat Lumut separates the E side of Pulau Lumut from the mainland. It has a least width of about 0.1 mile, with both sides of the S entrance fringed by mud banks. Selat Lumut has not been surveyed in detail, but appears to be navigable by vessels of not more than 3m draft.
From ...
28 Dec 11

Kuala Langat (Selangor - Malaysia)

Kampong Morib, which is conspicuous, stands 3.75 miles SSE of the entrance of Kuala Langat. Kuala Langat is famous for its agricultural produce, industries that recycle scrap metal, home stay programmes for tourists and for its National Space Centre in Kanchong Darat.
Fishermen's ...
29 Dec 11

Amazon Maru Shoal (Selangor Malaysia)

Amazon Mara Shoal, with a least depth of 8.4m, lies about 2.2 miles S of One Fathom Bank Light.A dangerous wreck, marked by a lighted buoy, lies in the southeastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme. Another dangerous wreck, with a depth of 16m over it, lies 10 miles WNW of ...
24 Dec 11

Pulau Alang Besar (E Sumatra)

Pulau Alang Besar, or Pulau Halang as it is also referred to, is situated off the eastern coast of Sumatra in Riau Province, Pabupaten Bengkalis. The island and associated coastline lie at Kuala Rokan.This small mangrove island and the nearby coastline contain extensive habitats ...
23 Jan 12

Tg Tuan or Rachado cape (Malacca - Malaysia)

Tanjung Tuan, also called Cape Rachado, is the site of the oldest - and still functioning - lighthouse in Malaysia.
Cape Rachado Lighthouse, also called Rumah Api Tanjung Tuan, was built somewhere between 1528 and 1529 by the Portuguese to help guide ships to the Malacca port. ...
31 Dec 11

One Fathom Bank (Selangor Malaysia)

One Fathom Bank (2°53'N., 100°59'E.) is a detached patch, with depths from 3 to 10m, which extends 5 miles in a NW direction reaching 1 mile in width. One Fathom Bank Light is situated 0.6 mile from the SE extremity of the bank.
A stranded wreck is situated about 0.7 mile NW ...
12 Mar 13

Sungai Sepang Besar (Selangor - Malaysia)

The Sungai Sepang Besar is navigable by small craft with a draft of about 1.8m at HW for a distance of about 4 miles.
29 Dec 11
Local Area

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

Pulau Medang - Pulau Rupat (E Sumatra)

Pulau Medang and Pulau Rupat are separated from each other by a narrow, winding strait of no importance to navigation. Both islands are heavily wooded.
Pulau Rupat is separated from the coast of Sumatera by Selat Rupat.
Foul ground, with numerous drying patches, extends about ...
25 Jan 12

Rob Roy Bank (Sinaboi - E Sumatra)

Rob Roy Bank, a ridge about 15 miles long in a NW to SE direction with a least depth of 2.1m, lies about 27 miles SE of Tanjung Medang. A patch with a depth of 2.4m lies about 1.5 E of the 2.1m depth. The bank is steep-to on its NE and SW sides.
A lighted beacon, exhibiting a racon, ...
29 Dec 11
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