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.
Pulau Selayar (Indonesia)
Pulau Selayar is about 6 miles long, E and W, and 2,5 miles wide. It lies between Pulau Singkep and Pulau Lingga, dividing the passage into two channels, named Selat Penuba and Selat Lima.
A reef extends about 1 mile SE of Penuba, a village at the SE end of Pulau Selayar. A hill ...
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Pulau Alangtiga - Beralas - Muci (W pulau Singkep)
Pulau Alangtiga, 79m high, lying about 30 miles NW of Pulau Berhala, is the central of a group of three small thickly-wooded islands fringed by reef, and some rocks above-water.
Pulas Beralas, 69m high, lies about 1 mile N of Pulau Alangtiga.
Pulau Muci (Mubi), 81m high, lies ...
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