Vanikoro

Vanikoro

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Vanikoro
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French explorer Jean-François de La Pérouse was stranded on Vanikoro after both his vessels, La Boussole and the Astrolabe, struck the then unknown reefs of the island in 1788. It is reported that some of the men were killed by the local inhabitants, whilst the surviving sailors built a smaller vessel and left the island, but were never seen again. Those that remained on the island died before search parties arrived in 1826.

In 2005 the rests of the two ships "la Boussole" and " l'Astrolabe" were clearly identified.

2010/01/15
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Anonymous
Lapérouse y fit naufrage en  1788. Peter Dillon y retrouva traces et témoignages du naufrage en 1826.

En 2005, les épaves de la Boussole et de l'Astrolabe, les deux navires de Lapérouse y ont été formellement identifiées, ainsi que les traces d'un campement à terre occupé durant plusieurs années.

2010/01/15
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Flying distances - Direct line

Ndeni

83nm
310°
Grasciosa Bay
7 Nov 07
Anonymous

Port Vila

375nm
167°
Anchoring area.
10 Jan 13
DJBJBK

Anse de Sainte Barbe

357nm
325°
Mooring south and near Ajaccio. Watch out for the approach, many islands to bypass. Sometimes a bit busy in the summer. You can prefer the Chiavari mooring is a little further south.
2 Jun 19
azerty