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Tanjung Pinang harbour (Pulau Bintan-Indonesia)

Tanjung Pinang harbour (Pulau Bintan-Indonesia)

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Description

Tanjung Pinang (Tanjungpinang) is the main town of pulau Bintan. It is situated on the NW point of the peninsula. Fort Crown Prince (Krooprins) stands on a 71m high hillock located S of the town.

A pier extends about 0.15 mile NW of the town, with a flagstaff standing on the end of the pier head. At the root of this pier lies the harbor master office. Two other piers extend into the Sungai Carang just E of the flagstaff pier.

A pier, 750m in length with a T-head, projects WSW from the shore at Tanjung Batuhitam, which is located 1.5 miles S of the flagstaff.

A light is shown on the N side of Tanjung Batuhitam.

Pilotage is compulsory. The pilot boards 2.5 miles WSW of the Tanjung Batuhitam pier.

Vessels exceeding 3.7m in draft may anchor SW of Pulau Penyengat (0°56'N., 104°25'E.), in about 6.4m ,with the whole of Pulau Los  open W of Penyengat and the town pier open eastward of Penyengat.

The depths decrease gradually to the 5m curve; the bottom consists of soft mud.

With S and W winds, a considerable sea sets into the outer roadstead, and it becomes difficult to load or discharge cargo there. Toward the middle of the day, the wind generally goes down except in July, August, December, and January.

Two lighted beacons, in range 004°, are shown near a wharf there is a narrow sandy beach and a village; another village, the houses of which may be seen from the strait, is situated on the S side of the island.

Tel: 0771 21785
Fax: 0771 29969


24/02/2012
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