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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Characteristics

Description

Sri Lanka  is an island country with maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.
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Localisation

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Sites around Sri Lanka
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Trincomalee Inner Harbor

Harbor.
27 Mar 12

Negombo

7 Jul 16

Kachchaitivu (Kachchtivu) island (Sri-Lanka)

Kachchaitivu (Kachchtivu), about 10 miles SW of Delft Island , is 12m high and overed with scrub. There is a well and a small shrine on the NE side of the island.Depths of less than 9.1m extend 1 mile SE of the island.
Depths of less than 5.5m extend about 2.5 mile NE from the ...
23 Mar 12

Lands End (Pamban island-E India)

Lands End is the SE extremity of Pamban Island; a small but conspicuous building lies near the point.
Dhanushkodi, about 2 miles NW of Lands End, is a railroad terminal; the red-roofed railway buildings are conspicuous.
22 Mar 12

Dhanushkodi (Pamban island-E India)

Dhanushkodi, about 2 miles NW of Lands End, is connected to the railway system of India.A pier, for use by vessels of the ferry service between Dhanushkodi and Talaimannar, extends from the NE coast of Pamban Island abreast the town. The pier is 219m long, with depths of 3.4m on each ...
23 Mar 12

Pamban light (Pamban island-E India)

Pamban Light is shown from a conspicuous white tower on a sandhill on the NW point of Pamban Island. NE Beacon, 5.5m high and white, lies close N of the light.
Kanthe Thuki Reef, composed of partly drying coral heads, lies between 0.3 and 0.5 mile W of Pamban Island Light.
A ...
23 Mar 12

Pamban port (Pamban Island-E India)

Pamban, administered by a conservator, lies close N of the W extremity of Pamban Island. Cargo is handled by lighters to and from the beach.South and SW winds prevail from April to October.
23 Mar 12

Pamban Pass (Tamil Nadu-E India)

Pamban Pass is the navigable channel, partly artificial, through the banks which occupy the space between the W end of Pamban Island and the mainland.
It is of great advantage to coastal craft trading between ports on the W coast of India and ports of the Bay of Bengal.
A rocky ...
23 Mar 12

Ramen Point ( Tamil Nadu-E India)

Ramen Point is the E extremity of a narrow tongue of land projecting E from the coast.
A  temple in ruins lies about 183m W of the point; a coconut plantation lies about 183m farther W.
The coast from Ramen Point to Devipattanam, about 21 miles NW, is generally low and ...
23 Mar 12

Mirissa

7 Jul 16

Manappad Point (SE India)

Manappad Point is a high sandy promontory with a rock base. A light is shown from a white, round concrete tower with red diagonal stripes.
The village of Manappad lies 0.8 mile W of the point.
Manappad Outer Shoal, with a least depth of 6.4m, lies about 8 miles SE of Manappad ...
20 Mar 12

Tiruchendur Point (Tamil Nadu-E India)

Tiruchendur Point is a low, rocky bluff headland, with a prominent dark-colored temple, 54m high, at its extremity. This pagoda is a useful mark and can be seen for a distance of about 15 miles.
A conspicuous chimney, 28m high, painted in red and white bands and emitting a flame, ...
20 Mar 12

Galle Harbor

Port protected by a breakwater.
27 Mar 12

Galle

7 Jul 16

Kariya Shuli and Vilangu Shuli islets (Pattanamarudur-E India)

The town of Pattanamarudur, with some large trees visible up to 10 miles offshore, lies at thehead of this bight, about 7 miles N of Tuticorin.
The bight is filled by a flat, with depths of less than 5.5m, extending up to about 4.5 miles offshore. Kariya Shuli and Vilangu Shuli, ...
20 Mar 12

Calimere Point (E India)

Point Calimere is the southernmost extremity of the Coromandel Coast and the NW entrance point of Palk Strait.
The following conspicuous objects lie in the vicinity of the point:
1. Point Calimere Light, that is shown from a concrete tower, 18.2m high, close within the point; ...
23 Mar 12

Punnaikkayal (E India)

Punnaikkayal, about 1 mile inland, can be identified by the ruins of a church and by a group of palmyra trees on the beach.
A 4.6m patch lies about 3 miles E of the village.Anchorage in 7.3m, can be found off Punnaikkayal, about 1.5 miles offshore, with the clump of trees bearing ...
20 Mar 12

Valinokkam Point (E India)

Caution.—Vessels, other than small coasting vessels, should not approach the coast between Tuticorin and Valinokkam Point, about 37 miles NE, closer than 6 or 7 miles due to the many off-lying shoals.The coast between Valinokkam Point and Ramen Point, about 32 miles ENE, is fronted ...
20 Mar 12

Chidambaranar (Tuticorin) Port (E India)

Tuticorin (Tuttukuddi) is the largest commercial town on the W side of the Gulf of Mannar.Chidambaranar Port is an artificial deep-sea harbour formed with rubble mound type parallel breakwaters projecting into the sea for about 4 km. (Length of North breakwater is 4098.66 m, length ...
20 Mar 12

Tuticorin

Port protected by a breakwater.
27 Mar 12

East Cape (E India)

East Cape is prominent, and the coastal reef, with depths of 5.5m, extends about 1 mile offshore near the cape.AnchorageShelter from W winds can be found in the bight between Cape Comorin and East Cape, but during the Southwest Monsoon landing by ship’s boats should not be attempted ...
19 Mar 12

Tondi jetty (E India)

Tondi, is a small port for local coasting craft.
Two white masonry beacons, 4.5m high, mark the port limits.
A light stands about 4.5 miles NE of Tondi.Anchorage may obtained, in 6m, mud, about 5 miles ESE of Tondi, but this position is exposed to all but offshore winds.
Small ...
23 Mar 12

Nagapattinam port (Tamil Nadu-E India)

Nagapattinam (Negapatam), the principal port of the Thanjavur District, lies at the mouth of the Uppanar River.Vessels anchor in the roadstead off the port to work cargo.All cargo is handled at the anchorage by lighters. About 114 ofthese lighters are available, each with a capacity ...
23 Mar 12
Local Area

Bay of Bengal

The Bay of Bengal (largest bay in the world,) forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean. It is bordered mostly by the Eastern Coast of India, southern coast of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the west and Burma (Myanmar) and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (part of India) to the ...
20 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

Palk Bay (E India)

Palk Bay, the continuation S of Palk Strait, is bounded on the E by the coast of Sri Lanka, on the S by Mannar Island, Adam’s Bridge, and Pamban Island, and on the W by the coast of India.The bay has general depths of 11 to 12.8m, but on its E side depths of 9.1m and less extend ...
23 Mar 12

East Coast of India

India, or the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east.
In the Indian Ocean, India ...
20 Mar 12
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