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Sungai Batang Hari (Djambi River) (E Sumatra)

Sungai Batang Hari (Djambi River) (E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Djambi River (Batang Hari), the largest river in Sumatera, has two principal mouths used by shipping, named Kuala Berbak and Kuala Niur.

Vessels should not enter Kuala Niur without local knowledge; the buoys and beacons may be shifted in accordance with the changes in the channel and therefore it is advisable to employ a pilot.

Pilotage in Kuala Niur is compulsory for vessels between Muarasabak and Djambi. Requests for pilotage should be made at least 24 hours before arrival at Muarasabak.
The coast W of Kuala Niur is low and marshy; several streams of no importance to shipping run into the sea, and the coast is sparsely populated.

27/02/2012
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48°
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Pulau Kepulauan Singkeplaut (SE Pulau Singkeplaut)

44nm
64°
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32nm
92°
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Tanjung Labu (E Sumatra)

24nm
305°
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25nm
43°
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Pulau Berhala (E Indonesia)

36nm
75°
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36nm
322°
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40nm
337°
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Padang uplands.
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Tanjung Buku (SW Pulau Singkep)

38nm
58°
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46nm
23°
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Local Area

Sumatra (Indonesia)

Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera) is an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands.
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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, ...
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