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Pulau Temiang (Indonesia)

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Pulau Temiang (Indonesia)

Characteristics

Description

Pulau Temiang, the largest and northernmost of the group, is 7.5 miles in length, 3 miles in breadth, and irregularly-shaped, with the NE side being nearly straight; at the NW end there is a deep inlet, and there is also one at the SE end; in the latter there are two small villages.
This island is mostly composed of high hills, and near the W end on some tableland is Mount Benaya, with three tops close together, the middle one being 224m high. Mount Piang, with two conspicuous peaks, is on the S portion of the island; the ridges of hills on the NE side are 156 to 174m in height.

The three other principal islands, which lie close SW and W of Pulau Temiang are Pulau Batang, Pulau Benku, and Pulau Saga.
An isolated 195m high hill stands on the NW end of Pulau Batang.

Middle Rock (0°20'N., 104°27'E.), which dries and generally breaks, lies in the SE entrance of Selat Temiang, about 1.7 miles NE of the E extremity of Pulau Temiang. It is generally marked by tide rips and may be passed on either side, but it is preferable to pass to the N.

Ompak, 66m high, about 2 miles SW of Pulau Saga, is the largest of the chain of islets and reefs running roughly parallel to the SW coast of Pulau Saga. The chain extends for about 1.2 miles SE and 0.75 mile NNW.

A rock, with a depth of less than 2m, was observed to lie 1 mile S of the S extremity of Ompak and was marked by a mast.

Pintu (Pintoe), 125m high, lies close off the NW end of Pulau Temiang; beyond it is Kebat, 65m high.

Pompong lies about 2.25 miles WSW of Kebat; it is about 0.5 mile in diameter, is surrounded by a reef, and has a 124m high hill in its center. An above-water rock, surrounded by a reef lies 1 mile SE of the island; an isolated reef lies 0.4 mile S of the SE extremity of the island.

Dua (Doea), located about 3 miles E of Pintu, lie at the junction of Selat Merodong and Selat Temiang.
They are two islands, each circled by a reef extending 0.25 mile from the shore in places. The S island, the higher of the two, rises to 35m.

27/02/2012
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