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Ujung Singkil (W Sumatra)

Ujung Singkil (W Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

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, coral, and steep-to, lies about 4 miles SSE of Ujung Singkil.

The Sungai Singkil may be entered about 3 miles ESE of Ujung Singkil, between Ujung Brang Bang on the W side, and a drying bank on the E side which extends nearly 0.75 mile S from the coast.
Singkil Roadstead is located off the mouth of the Sungai Singkil and the town of Singkil.

4/02/2012
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189°
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178°
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212°
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