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West coast of India

West coast of India



Between Diu Head (from N) and Cape Rama (to S), there is the gulf of Cambay and the largest sea-port on the W coast of India, the port of Mumbai (Bombay), the largest seaport on the W coast of India.
An extensive offshore area is being developed for oil production.
Numerous oil derricks, oil production platforms, single point moorings, etc., obstruct navigation within the area. Other unlit objects, pipelines, submerged obstructions, and well heads, sometimes marked by buoys, exist in this area; these features are not all charted due to their compelxity and frequent change.

Recommended routes have been established by Indian authorities to aid traffic transiting the area, as well as vessels bound to or from the port of Mumbai (Bombay).
The Indian government requests that vessels remain 1 to 2 miles to starboard of the tracklines shown on the chart, consistent with safe navigation, and the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.

West coast of India
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Gulf of Cambay (W India)

The Gulf of Cambay is about 30 miles wide at its entrance between Gopnath Point and Suvali Point.
Malacca Banks, with deep channels to the W and E, lie in the fairway of the approach.
Grant Channel and Sutherland Channel are safer to use than the channels between the banks, ...
1 Mar 12

Pavas Bay (W India)

Pavas Bay (Paos Bay) is entered S of Pavas Point, Golap Hill, 120m high, lies about 1 mile NE of Pavas Point.
Vessels can anchor in Pavas Bay, in a depth of about 8.5m, mud and sand, sheltered from NW winds.
The coast between Pavas Bay and Purangad Bay, about 5 miles S, consists ...
2 Mar 12

Mudle Shoal (Taylor shoal) (W India)

Mudle Shoal (Taylor Shoal), with a least depth of 1.1m, and marked on its S side by a buoy, lies about 0.7 mile SE of Miyet Point. The sea breaks over this shoal at LW.
2 Mar 12

Purangad Point (W India)

Purangad lighthouse is shown, except during the strength of the Southwest Monsoon, from the N entrance point of Purangad Bay. About 1 mile farther E, a ruined fort stands on a bare hill on the N side of the entrance to the Machkandi River.
Khavri, a mountain 346m high, lies about ...
2 Mar 12

Vada Mirya (Mirya Donghur) (W India)

Vada Mirya (Mirya Donghur), a high rocky headland, is lighter in color than the adjacent coast, and resembles an island when seen from the N or S. The W end of the headland terminates in steep cliffs. Mirya Peak, 142m high, the conspicuous summit of this headland, lies about 0.5 mile ...
2 Mar 12

Kalabadevi Bay (W India)

Kalbadevi Bay is entered between Sookana Point and Kurne Point.Anchorage may be obtained, in 8m, about 0.7 mile E of Sookana Point and 0.3 mile offshore. Local vessels call here during the Southwest Monsoon.
2 Mar 12

Warori Bluff point (W India)

Warori Bluff, about 4.5 miles SSE of Ambwah Point, is a conspicuous promontory, 70m high. A light is shown about 0.5 mile SE of the W extremity of Warori Bluff. Good radar returns have been reported from Warori Bluff at 17 miles.
2 Mar 12

Warori Bluff anchorage (W India)

A sheltered anchorage, during the Southwest Monsoon, can be odtain on the N side of Warori Bluff, in 5,5 m.
2 Mar 12

Jaigarh Head (W India)

Jaigarh Head has Karateshwar Point at its NW extremity; this point appears from seaward to be a level and almost barren plateau terminating in steep rocky cliffs. A Hindu temple stands on the steep face of the cliffs. Jaigarh Head has been reported to be a good radar target at 20 ...
2 Mar 12

Musakaki Point (W India)

Musakazi Point is about 21m high.
A light is shown from September to May.
2 Mar 12

Wagapur Point (W India)

A light is shown from a tall, white, square, concrete tower with black bands on Wagapur Point; foul ground extends about 0.1 mile WNW of the point.
The coast between Wagapur Point and Vijayadurg Harbor, about 2 miles S, consists of cliffs about 21m high. Holi Hill, 85m high, about ...
2 Mar 12

Jaigarh Bay (W India)

Jaigarh Bay is entered between Jaigarh Head and Bhandarawadi Point, about 1.8 miles NE.
The estuary of the Shastri River, which flows into the head of the bay, forms a sheltered, convenient harbor, fairly easy to access, even during the Southwest Monsoon, for vessels of about 3.4m ...
2 Mar 12

Vijayadurg Harbor (W India)

Vijayadurg Harbor is entered between Burmana Point, 24m high, and a point about 1.5 miles NNE.
Burmana Reef, over which the sea breaks, extends about 0.2 mileWNW and 0.2 mile NNW of Burmana Point. An 8.2m shoal lies about 0.2 mile NW of the same point.
A conspicuous fort stands ...
2 Mar 12

Vijayadurg Point (W India)

Vijayadurg Light is shown from a white steel tower with red horizontal bands on the NE corner of the fort. Vijayadurg, a small village, is situated about 0.8 mile S of the light.Anchorage can be taken in about 0.5 mile NNE of Vijayardurg Light, in 8m, mud.The coast between Vijayadurg ...
2 Mar 12

Boria Bay (W India)

Boria Bay lies SE of Boria Headland. Anchorage, sheltered from NW winds, may be obtained by small vessels, in a depth of 8m, mud.
The coast between Boria Headland and Bhandarawadi Point, 3.5 miles SSE, is composed of small, sandy bays divided by rocky points.
2 Mar 12

Tolkeshwar Point (W India)

Tolkeshwar Point, the S entrance point of the Vashisti River, is bold and faced with cliffs about 90m high; an ancient Hindu temple and a prominent clump of trees stand on its summit. 
2 Mar 12

Achra Point (W India)

Achra Point, 41m high, is the N entrance point of the Achra River, which is only accessible to boats.
A light is shown during good weather from the point.The coast from the mouth of the Achra River to the entrance of Kalavali Creek, about 7 miles SSE, is sandy and fringed with ...
3 Mar 12

Srivardhan point (W India)

Srivardhan Bay, about 5 miles SSE of Kumbaru Bay, is shallow and the village of Srivardhan lies at its head. A light is shown from the S end of the N entrance point of the bay fromSeptember to May.
2 Mar 12

Savitri River (W India)

The coast between the entrances of the Savitri River and the Vashishti River, about 25 miles SSE, consists of a series of plateaus at elevations of 150 to 210m.A vessel proceeding between the two rivers will not encounter any shoals by keeping from 1.5 to 3 miles offshore and in depths of over 9.1m.
2 Mar 12

Kura Islet (W India)

Kura Islet, 9m high and the largest of three rocks, lies in the center of a group of rocks, about 1.3 miles NW of the entrance of Kalavali Creek. A 10.5m patch lies about 2 miles NNW of Kura Islet and about 1.5 miles offshore.A 5m patch lies about 0.7 mile S of Kura Islet.
3 Mar 12

Kumbaru bay (W India)

Anchorage, sheltered from NW winds, can be taken, in a depth of 3/5m, SE of Kumbaru Point, in Kumbaru bay.
2 Mar 12

Kumbaru Point (W India)

Kumbaru Point, 70m high, lies about 3.5 miles S of Nanwell Point and is the N entrance point of Kumbaru Bay. The point fronts densely wooded hills rising to about 240m; there is a conspicuous bluff about 2.3miles E of the point.
Shah Jehan Shoal, with a least depth of 4.2m, lies ...
2 Mar 12

Korlai Point (W India)

Korlai Fort, on the S side of Kundalika River entrance, stands on the summit of a reddish-colored headland, connected to the mainland by a low, narrow, and sandy isthmus. The N part of this headland slopes gradually to the sea and terminates in a rocky point.
A light, with a racon, ...
2 Mar 12

Karwar Bay (W India)

Karwar Bay is entered between Dayamada Point, the N entrance point of Kalinadi Creek, and Badchidhar Point, the NW extremity of Karwar Head, about 2.8 miles SSW. Karwar Head, with an elevation of 207m, is covered with dense jungle.
The entrance leading to Kalinadi Creek is much ...
5 Mar 12
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