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Sungai Muar (Johor - Malaysia)

Sungai Muar (Johor - Malaysia)

Characteristics

Description

The Sungai Muar, a shallow river available only to small craft, discharges into the strait about 14 miles ESE of Pulau Besar.

The river is tortuous but small craft with drafts of 1.8m can ascend to Kepong Hill about 60 NM above the entrance. A radio mast stands on the E bank of the river close within the entrance.

Muar is also a town and port, also known as Bandar Maharani for most of the local people staying there.

Muar, the headquarters of the state commissioner, is the second port in importance in Johore Province and has a considerable trade. Ocean-going vessels work cargo at the anchorage. Small vessels and barges can be accommodated at the river wharves abreast the town.
Depths alongside these wharves are about 2m. The entrance bar has a least depth of 1.2m.

Anchorage can be taken by small vessels, in a depth of 4m, off the mouth of the Sungai Muar. Larger vessels can anchor about 4 miles WSW of the lighthouse at the entrance, in a depth of 7m, thick mud, good holding ground.

Bukit Mor (1°59'N., 102°41'E.), an isolated densely-wooded hill, 235m high, stands about 8 miles SE of the town of Muar.

5/01/2012
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Pyramid shoal (Malaysia)

74nm
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Sungai Batu Pahat (Johor - Malaysia)

31nm
172°
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Tanjong Tohor (Johor - Malaysia)

30nm
193°
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A 17.5m shoal lies near the main fairway about 11 miles Wof Tanjong Tohor.
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Pulau Melaka (Malacca - Malaysia)

35nm
256°
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Baker Patch (Johor - Malaysia)

33nm
189°
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Tanjong Seginting (Johor - Malaysia)

33nm
173°
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Four radio masts stand on its summit. Several bright white lights, visible for a considerable distance, are sometimes shown near the radio masts.
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36nm
254°
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Pulau Panjang (Malacca - Malaysia)

35nm
252°
Pulau Panjang, a narrow, rocky flat almost covered at HW, lies 2 miles SSE of St. Paul’s Hill, and is steep-to on its S side.
A stone beacon stands on its E end and a lighted beacon on its W end.
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Pulau Jawa (Malacca - Malaysia)

36nm
253°
Pulau Jawa, consisting of two wooded islets nearly joined together, lies 0.75 mile S of St. Paul’s Hill; the W islet is 18.3m high to the tops of the trees, and the E islet 6.1m high to the tops of the trees.
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Batu gelama rock (Malacca - Malaysia)

36nm
253°
Batu Gelama, a rock which covers at HW, is marked by a lighted beacon.
A narrow ridge with depths of less than 5.5m extends about 1 mile WNW and 0.3 mile ESE of the beacon.
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Foulerton shoal (Malacca - Malaysia)

35nm
250°
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