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Vowler Bank (E Sumatra)

Vowler Bank (E Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Vowler Bank, with depths of less than 20m, lies with its NW end about 5 miles SE of the 2.4m depth on Rob Roy Bank. A 9.1m patch lies near the NW end of the bank and a similar depth lies s about 3 miles SE.
29/12/2011
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15nm
23°
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Clark Bank (E Sumatra)

9.8nm
119°
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Pulau Melaka (Malacca - Malaysia)

21nm
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5 Jan 12

Pulau Upeh (Malacca - Malaysia)

19nm
357°
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Foulerton shoal (Malacca - Malaysia)

18nm
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5 Jan 12

Batu gelama rock (Malacca - Malaysia)

19nm
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5 Jan 12

Pulau Jawa (Malacca - Malaysia)

19nm
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5 Jan 12

Pulau Panjang (Malacca - Malaysia)

19nm
Pulau Panjang, a narrow, rocky flat almost covered at HW, lies 2 miles SSE of St. Paul’s Hill, and is steep-to on its S side.
A stone beacon stands on its E end and a lighted beacon on its W end.
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Sungai Melaka (Malaysia)

20nm
The town of Melaka (Malacca), capital city of the Malaysian state of Melaka, stands on both banks of the Melaka River which discharges about 6 miles E of Tanjong Keling, the two parts being connected by several bridges.
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Tanjong Keling (Malacca - Malaysia)

22nm
351°
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Tanjung Padang (E Sumatra)

25nm
180°
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26 Jan 12

Pyramid shoal (Malaysia)

51nm
312°
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Local Area

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Pulau Medang ...
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Sumatra (Indonesia)

Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera) is an island in western Indonesia, westernmost of the Sunda Islands.
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7 Jan 12

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by Asia (including the Indian subcontinent, after which it is named); on the west by Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, ...
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Rob Roy Bank (Sinaboi - E Sumatra)

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A lighted beacon, exhibiting a racon, ...
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Pulau Bengkalis (E Sumatra)

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