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Tanjung Mbaa (E Nias)

Tanjung Mbaa (E Nias)

Characteristics

Description

North of Gunungsitoli, the coast is covered with coconut trees for about 6 miles.

Close N of Gunungsitoli is Tanjung Mbaa, a rocky point from which a light is shown. 

From Tanjung Mbaa, a narrow strip of coast land extends about 3 miles NW, then a fringing reef leads up to Tanjung Laaja.

 

6/02/2012
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31nm
258°
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Gunung Sitoli harbour (E Nias)

0.7nm
157°
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At its head the hills approach the shore, leaving a strip of lowland between them.
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Tanjung Laaya (Laaja) (E Nias)

12nm
321°
Tanjung Laaja is the N end of the slope of a hill backing the coast. It is covered with coconut trees, steep-to, and free from dangers but is difficult to identify.
6 Feb 12

Pulau Mausi (W Nias)

30nm
273°
Pulau Mausi, low and barren, lies in the S approach to Labuan Atjeh, about 2.2 miles SE of Tanjung Sosilutte.
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 An ...
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Pulau Sarangbaung (W Sumatra)

25nm
337°
Pulau Sarangbaung lies 10.5 miles NNE of the N extremity of Pulau Nias. There is a break in the reef on the SE side where boats can land at a village. The island is overgrown with coconuts and is visible for 12 miles.
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Tanjung Lambaru (E Nias)

15nm
131°
Tanjung Lambaru, located about 8 miles NW of Ujung Onolimbu, is swampy and thickly overgrown; dead trees stand on it and in the water close off it.At Tanjung Lambaru it has a width of 8 miles. The coast consists of a sandy beach, off which rocks are lying. The sea usually breaks, ...
6 Feb 12

Tanjung Dowi (N Nias)

16nm
316°
Tanjung Dowi is fronted by a reef which dries to a distance of about 0.1 mile, with depths of 5.5m at 0.4 mile from the point.
6 Feb 12

Teluk Siaba

16nm
313°
Teluk Siaba, the N anchorage of Pulau Nias, is entered W of Tanjung Dowi. There are two inlets on its W side.
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Pulau Senau (N Nias)

23nm
291°
From Pulau Senau, lying about 11 miles ENE of Tanjung Tojolawa, the coast is completely exposed to N and NW squalls.
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4 Feb 12

Tanjung Ginigini (Siginingini) (N Nias)

20nm
310°
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4 Feb 12

Pulau Onolimbu (E Nias)

23nm
128°
Pulau Onolimbu is an island located about 1 NM N of Ug Onolimbu.There are several drying shoals about 3.5 miles NNW of Ujung Onolimbu.
6 Feb 12

Ujung Onolimbu (E Nias)

23nm
132°
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Local Area

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