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St George's Islands (W India)

St George's Islands (W India)



St George’s Islands consists of three islands between 1.5 and 2.5 miles SSW of Marmagao Head.

Grandi Island is the collective name of the two S islands of the group, which are connected by a narrow reef of rock and shingle.
The W of the two islands, 76m high and conical, is bold, rocky, and covered with trees towards its summit.
The E island rises to a 76m summit at its E end, which, with the N side of the island, is covered with jungle. Sail Rock, lies close SSW of the E most Grandi Island and remains uncovered to a height of 13m with a wreck next to a reef that covers and uncovers to 1.5m close NE.

Pikene Island, the third island of the St George’s group, is about 61m high and lies about 1.5 miles NE of Grandi Island.
This circular island is flat-topped, precipitous, and covered with trees.

Grandi Island Light is shown from a four-sided metal tower on the summit of the W island. In 1974, an obstruction was reported 1.5 miles WSW of Grandi Island Light.

A prohibited anchorage projects 1.8 miles W and 1 mile S from the W end of Grandi Island.

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Marmago Head (W India)

Marmagao Head, about 61m high, is a tableland peninsula with steep sides, especially W. It is connected to the mainland SE by a narrow neck of low ground.
A conspicuous water tower, with an elevation of 74m, is situated about 0.5 mile SE of Marmagao Point.
North Head Breakwater ...
4 Mar 12

Marmagao Port (W India)

Marmagao (or Mormugao) port is located in marmagao bay that is entered between Marmagao Head and Kabo Point.
The entrance to the bay is encumbered with shoals. The Grandi Islands lie in the S approach to the bay.The S side of Marmagao Bay is bold and rocky, rising to the tableland ...
4 Mar 12

Cola Bay (W India)

The coast between Cola Bay and the Sal River, about 14 miles SSE, consists of low cultivated land with several churches on small hills.
Anchorage, sheltered from NW winds, can be taken, in a depth of about 7m, in Cola Bay.
4 Mar 12

Cabo point (W India)

Cabo point, at the W extremity of the island of Goa, is a prominent headland, 55m high.
A  conspicuous church spire is situated near the seaward end of the headland.
3 Mar 12

Aguada Bay (W India)

Aguada Bay, entered between Aguada and Kabo Rajniwas, about 1.8 miles SSE, affords anchorage to moderate-sized vessels during the Northeast Monsoon.
The bay is free from dangers, but strong W winds produce a heavy swell.Panaji, the capital and seat of government of the State of ...
3 Mar 12

Canaguinim Bay (W India)

Canaguinim Bay is entered between Canaguinim Point, about 1 mile SW of Betul Point, and Moliem Point, about 2 miles SW.
Two rock patches, each drying 1.2m, lie about 0.1mile and 0.3 mile, respectively, SW of  Canaguinim Point.
Cliffs, about 38m high, lie on the E half of ...
4 Mar 12

Rama cape (W India)

The coast between Khanderi Island and Cape Rama, about 228 miles SSE, consists of sandy bays separated by bold rocky capes.
There are a number of river estuaries and it is often bordered by tableland in the middle of its S part.The Western Ghats, which are generally from 609 to ...
4 Mar 12

Redi Point (W India)

Redi Point is a flat rocky projection, 15m high at its W end.
Redi Rock (Rairi Rock), 11m high, lies about 1 mile S of the point, at the S end of foul ground extending W and SSW of the point.
Redi Fort (Rairi Fort), with an elevation of 34m, stands about 1 mile NE of Redi Point.
3 Mar 12

Machlimar Point (W India)

Machlimar Point, 85m high, lies about 3.5 miles SSE of Vengurla Point. The entrance of the Talavda River lies about 1 mile SSE of the point.
3 Mar 12

Oyster Rocks - Mandal and Karkal islands (W India)

Oyster Rocks consist of a prominent group of islands and rocks. Devgad Island (Devgadgudda Island), 44m high to the tops of the trees, is the largest and highest island; it is bold, rocky, and steep-to on its W side.
Oyster Rocks Light, with a racon, is shown from a red round masonry ...
5 Mar 12

Binge Bay (W India)

Binge Bay lies between Binaga Point and Arge Cape, 2.5 miles SE.
A restricted area, into which entry is prohibited, extends from a position about 0.5 mile SE of Karwar Head to Kwada Point.
A major naval base, which includes shipbuilding and repairs facilities, is located on ...
6 Mar 12

Loliem (Lolien) Point (W India)

Loliem Point (Lolien Point), in the N approach to Karwar, attains an elevation of 175m about 0.2 mile inland, and is steep, rocky, and well-wooded.Loliem Rocks, awash at LW springs, lie about 1 mile S of Loliem Point; a rock, with less than 1.8m over it, lies about 0.2 mile N of the ...
5 Mar 12
Local Area

West coast of India

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An extensive offshore area is being developed for oil production.
Numerous ...
20 Mar 12

Arabian Sea

Arabian Sea
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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

Karwar Bay (W India)

Karwar Bay is entered between Dayamada Point, the N entrance point of Kalinadi Creek, and Badchidhar Point, the NW extremity of Karwar Head, about 2.8 miles SSW. Karwar Head, with an elevation of 207m, is covered with dense jungle.
The entrance leading to Kalinadi Creek is much ...
5 Mar 12

Binge Bay (W India)

Binge Bay lies between Binaga Point and Arge Cape, 2.5 miles SE.
A restricted area, into which entry is prohibited, extends from a position about 0.5 mile SE of Karwar Head to Kwada Point.
A major naval base, which includes shipbuilding and repairs facilities, is located on ...
6 Mar 12

Belekeri (W India)

Belekeri Bay (Roads) has depths of less than 5m. Foul ground extends about 0.7 mile W of Belekeri Point, a low, flat, and rocky point at the head of the bay. Several small islets lie close N and about 0.2 mile WSW of the point.
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