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Ujung Kupiah (Tapaktuan) (W Sumatra)

Ujung Kupiah (Tapaktuan) (W Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

The coast between Teluk Susoh and Tapa Toean, about 36 miles SE, is low; the reefs lying in the vicinity of the 20m line are occasionally marked by swell, but never by discoloration.

The chart should be referred to for the off-lying reefs between the coast and the 200m curve.

4/02/2012
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Sites around Ujung Kupiah (Tapaktuan) (W Sumatra)
Flying distances - Direct line

Tapaktuan harbour (W Sumatra)

0.1nm
39°
Tapaktuan, entered between Ujung Kupiah and Ujung Batu Itam, about 2 NM E, is entirely open S.
The shores of the roadstead are high and steep, and consist of wooded rocks and high hills.
It is reported to be fringed by a reef in most places, but abreast Tapaktuan, on the W side ...
4 Feb 12

Ujung Raja (Susoh - W Sumatra)

48nm
305°
Between Meulaboh and Ujung Raja, about 34 miles SE, the coast is low, with high trees behind. There are no off-lying dangers until about 12 miles SW of Ujung Raja and the soundings give good warning of approach to the coast.
The mountains lie far inland and are only visible in ...
4 Feb 12

Pulau Wunga (W Nias)

122nm
182°
Pulau Wunga, about 8 NM S of Pulau Mausi, is low andcovered with coconut trees.
A large conspicuous tree, visible for 16 miles, is located on a small elevationnear the N end.
The reef extending from the N side of the island is ordinarily marked by high rollers; on the S side ...
6 Feb 12

Ujung Singkil (W Sumatra)

68nm
149°
Ujung Singkil, 8.5 miles SSE of Oedjoeng Pasir Gala (Ujung Pasirgala), may be identified by some dead trees standing in the sea close off it.
From it a spit, with depths of from 1.8 to 5.5m, extends about 3 miles SW.
North Daphne Reef (Karang Rumambi), with a depth of 1.5m, ...
4 Feb 12

Pulau Sarangbaung (W Sumatra)

94nm
170°
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.
4 Feb 12

Pulau Mausi (W Nias)

114nm
182°
Pulau Mausi, low and barren, lies in the S approach to Labuan Atjeh, about 2.2 miles SE of Tanjung Sosilutte.
It has a white sandy beach, and is fringed by a reef onwhich the sea always breaks, extending about 1 mile S; there is a depth of 7.7m at the outer end of the reef.
 An ...
6 Feb 12

Pulau Senau (N Nias)

107nm
177°
From Pulau Senau, lying about 11 miles ENE of Tanjung Tojolawa, the coast is completely exposed to N and NW squalls.
They are prevalent here during the months of October, November, and the first part of December; they may be exceptionally heavy and cause a heavy swell and much ...
4 Feb 12

Tanjung Ginigini (Siginingini) (N Nias)

103nm
174°
The N coast of Pulau Nias, which forms the S side of Pulau Nias North Channel, is low, but there is a range of hills extending S from Tanjung Siginingini, the N extremity of the island, to Maziaja Mountain.
4 Feb 12

Pangkalan Oil Terminal (NE Sumatra)

80nm
49°
Pangkalan Oil Terminal is situated 9.5 miles offshore in the outer approaches to Teluk Aru. The terminal consists of a SPM, connected to the shore by a submarine pipeline, which is marked by several special purpose buoys.
Winds—WeatherThe weather is normally fair with moderate ...
22 Jan 12

Pulau pulau Kokos (W Sumatra)

108nm
261°
The Kokos Islands are two low islands, lying about 24 miles W of the N extremity of Pulau Simeulue.
They may be seen from a distance of about 13 miles. The southernmost island is marked by a light.
Depths of from 9 to 16.5m exist on the NW end of the bank extending 19 miles ...
4 Feb 12

Ujung Karang (Kareueng) (W Sumatra)

81nm
309°
The coast between Ujung Toeba (Ujung Tuba), a low promontory, and Ujung Kareueng, about 8 miles SE, is swampy.
Ujung Kareueng, the W extremity of Meulaboh Bay, is a low point sparsely covered with coconut trees with buildings of a settlement on it; a light is shown from Ujung Kareueng. ...
4 Feb 12

Meulaboh harbour (W Sumatra)

81nm
309°
Meulaboh Bay affords less protection, there being no reefs seaward.
The shore of the bay is fronted by a reef which extends 91m off Kuala Tjangku.Meulaboh is the capital of W Aceh Regency and is among the hardest hit areas by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Being just 150 km ...
4 Feb 12
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North coast of Sumatra (Indonesia)

North Sumatra stretches across the island between the Indian ocean and the Strait of Malacca. It borders Aceh province on the northwest. The province contains a broad, low plain along the Strait of Malacca on which the provincial capital, Medan, is located. In the south and west, ...
17 Jan 12

Pulau Paya (Langkawi) (Malaysia)

Pulau Paya lies 6.5 miles E from Pulau Segantang, 88m high, is densely wooded and steepto, except for part of the NE side.
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19 Dec 11

Pulau Langkawi (Malaysia)

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The islands are a part of the state of Kedah, which is adjacent to the Thai border.Langkawi ...
25 Nov 11

Ko Phuket (Thaïland) to Pulau Pinang (Malaysia)

The coast between Ko Phuket and Pulau Pinang, 180 miles SSE, is generally low with some hills near the mountainous island of Pulau Langkawi. Islands and islets project widely from the coast, fringed by a coastal bank covered by little water.
The mouths of rivers are generally encumbered by bars.
22 Nov 11
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