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Sungai Retih (E Sumatra)

Sungai Retih (E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Sungai Retih (Reteh River) disharges by four mouths, 8 to 12 miles NW of Tanjung Labu.

These mouths are formed by three islands; the middle and largest is Pulau Kijang (Kidjang). Off these mouths the 5m curve is 6 miles from the coast, and the channels which lead to them are between or over drying mud banks extending to the E from the islands; there is not more than 1.2m at LW.

27/02/2012
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Tanjung Labu (E Sumatra)

14nm
172°
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Sungai Tungkal (E Sumatra)

16nm
170°
The entrance to the Sungai Tungkal (Soengei Toengkal) is located about 24 miles NW of Kuala Niur.
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Teluk Kualacenaku (Amphitrite Bay) (E Sumatra)

27nm
27°
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Selat Berhala) (SE Sumatra)

41nm
105°
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Sungai Batang Hari (Djambi River) (E Sumatra)

36nm
142°
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Tanjung Dato (E Sumatra)

38nm
34°
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Selat Sebayur (Sebajoer Strait) (NW Pulau Singkep)

48nm
82°
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Tanjung Irat (NW Singkep)

50nm
81°
Tanjung Irat, on the E side, is located 5.5 miles N of Tanjung Sebayur. The strait is divided by a long, steep sandbank on the N point of which lie two rocks, named Malang Bang which are only visible at LW; a patch that dries lies on the W elbow of the bank, about midway between the two points.
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Pulau Rapang (NW Pulau Singkep)

50nm
80°
Pulau Rapang, a small islet with a sharp, wooded hill, lies 1 mile NW of Tanjung Irat; near it is the narrowest part of the strait.
A steep-to bank, as defined by the 5m curve, forms the W side of the channel.
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Tanjung Buku (SW Pulau Singkep)

55nm
98°
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59nm
95°
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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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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.
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Pulau Singkep (E Sumatra)

Pulau Singkep is located about 20 miles N of Tanjung Jabung on the Sumatera coast. It is an island in the Lingga Archipelago in Indonesia.
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Pulau Burung (Burung-E Sumatra)

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