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Tanjung Sirombu (W Nias)

Tanjung Sirombu (W Nias)

Characteristics

Description

Tanjung Sirombu, lying about 34 miles SSE of Tanjung Sosilutte, is low and wooded and may be identified by several tall casuarina trees which stand above the other trees. The point is marked by a light. From a distance it resembles an island, but from closer in the low wooded sandy isthmus joining it to the land is visible.
From both N and S of the point, the broad flat-topped hill Sommumme, 587m high, about 12 miles NE, is visible.
The coast S of Tanjung Sirombu is high. The hilly land extends down the coast at nearly all points. In many places, especially off the projecting rugged headland, large black abovewater rocks lie close inshore.

The coast is indented for about 33 miles SE from Tanjung Sirombu to Tanjung Lauju, the SW extremity of Pulau Nias. Tanjung Lauju is low, but rises gradually to 110m.

6/02/2012
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24nm
310°
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Pulau Mausi (W Nias)

30nm
323°
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Tanjung Syuani (Sjuani) (E Nias)

31nm
87°
Tanjung Sjuani (Tanjung Syuani), on which high casuarina trees grow close to the sea, appears as a dark steep point.
Landing is very difficult.
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45nm
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Gunung Sitoli harbour (E Nias)

24nm
29°
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At its head the hills approach the shore, leaving a strip of lowland between them.
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Tanjung Mbaa (E Nias)

25nm
27°
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Teluk Siaba

33nm
359°
Teluk Siaba, the N anchorage of Pulau Nias, is entered W of Tanjung Dowi. There are two inlets on its W side.
Anchorage may be obtained in Teluk Siaba, in depths of 29m to 40m, giving some shelter from N or W winds.
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Tanjung Dowi (N Nias)

34nm
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.
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Pulau Senau (N Nias)

32nm
342°
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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Tanjung Lambaru (E Nias)

26nm
62°
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Ujung Onolimbu (E Nias)

29nm
77°
Ujung Onolimb lies about 6 miles NW of Tanjung Sjuani. Onolimbu Road has good anchorage, in depths of 21.9m to 25.6m, mud. It is close to shore, abreast a road leading to Tagaule village.
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Tanjung Laaya (Laaja) (E Nias)

32nm
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Local Area

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