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Unijski Kanal

Unijski Kanal

Characteristics

Description

Unijski Kanal leads between Otok Unije and Otococi Srakane, at the W side, and Otok Losinj, at the E side.

This passage is partially landlocked and affords good shelter for a large number of vessels. It is reported to be a refuge for fishing vessels.

Anchorage can be taken nearly anywhere, according to draft and shelter required, but the bottom close to the shore of Otok Losinj is reported to be rocky.

The currents in the channel are tidal and are affected by the winds. The flood current is reported to sometimes attain a rate up to 2.5 knots.

Loaded tankers greater than 500 gross tons are prohibited from using Unijski Kanal.

2/08/2011
Update
Jojo
Unijski Kanal passe entre Otok Unije et Otococi Srakane, sur le côté W, et Otok Losinj, sur le côté E.
Ce passage est partiellement enclavé et offre un bon abri pour un grand nombre de navires. On dit qu'il serait un refuge pour les navires de pêche.
On peut mouiller à peu près partout, selon le TE et l'abri nécessaire, mais au fond près du rivage de Otok Losinj le fond est rocheux.
Les courants dans le chenal sont influencés par la marée et par les vents. Le courant de crue peut atteindre parfois 2,5 noeuds.
Les pétroliers chargés de plus de 500 tonnes de jauge brute ont interdiction d'utiliser Unijski Kanal.
2/08/2011
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Jojo
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Localisation

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Sites around Unijski Kanal
Flying distances - Direct line

Otok Unije

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Otocici Srakane

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These islets are partly wooded and steep-to.
Hrid Silo lies close SE of the SE islet.
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Otok Olib Zadar

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Otok Premuda Zadar

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Otocic Zeca

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Local Area

Otok Cres et Losinj Kvarner

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Kvarner

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Croatia

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Adriatic East

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