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Sector 4. The Kiribati Islands to the Marshall Islands

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Depths—Limitations.—General depths of 36.6 to 54.9m

are found in the lagoon. Scattered shoals exist and are more numerous near the islands than further out in the lagoon. This is particularly true off Bikini Island.

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Aspect.—A wooded tripod tower stands on the S end of

Bikini Island. A prominent peaked building, painted a light buff color, stands adjacent to a concrete bunker near the S end of Enyu Island. It was reported that a prominent concrete bunker stands on Airukiraru Island (11°30'N., 165°24'E.). Enirik Pass (11°30'N., 165°22'E.), in the middle of the S

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side of the atoll, is reported to be the best entrance; there is a least depth of 53m in the fairway, which has been swept to a depth of 14.9m over a width of about 0.15 mile.

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Enyu Channel is situated on the E part of the S extremity of

the atoll. It is about 8 miles wide, but there are a number of shallow banks in all but its E part. East Channel, about 1 mile wide and swept to a depth of 11.9m, is the best of the Enyu Channels.

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Rukoji Pass, about 3.3 miles WNW of Enirik Pass, is about 2

miles wide, but shoal areas in the E part considerably restrict navigation. Depths of 7.3 to 36.6m are found in the fairway. An area, about 0.1 mile wide, has been swept to a depth of 14.9m. Anchorage.—Anchorage, protected from NE winds, can be

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taken, in 20.1m, sand, about 0.8 mile from the beach on the lagoon side of Bikini Island.

4.77 Eniwetak Atoll, the NW outpost of the Marshall Is-

lands, lies about 165 miles W of Bikini Atoll. The atoll con- sists of about 38 islands or islets strung along a circular reef, enclosing a lagoon, with a diameter of 20 miles. The highest land elevation is 4.2m, but some trees attain a height of 15.2m. Most of the islands are found on the E side of the atoll. The prohibited area surrounding Enewetak Atoll has been dises- tablished. Entry control to the area has been returned to the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Is- lands.

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Eniwetak Island (Enewotok Island) (11°20'N., 162°20'E.)

(World Port Index No. 56350) has a submerged pipeline berth for oil cargo, close off the NW extremity. There is one berth available which handles vessels on a three-point mooring, two mooring buoys forward and one aft. The POL handling facility is reported to be dangerously close to the reef and caution should be exercised.

General cargo vessels load and discharge at the lagoon anchorage. Small piers are situated on MedrenIsland (Parry Island) (11°24'N., 162°22'E.), Enewetak Island, and on some of the islands in the group. The pier on the NW side of Medren Island is reported (1968) to be decaying and unusable. Although Enewetak Island is W of the 180° meridian, the

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Time Zone Description kept is +12, or as though it were E of the meridian.

A seaplane area is established off the atoll reef, between Enewetak Island and Medren Island (Parry Island).

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Tides—Currents.—A W current, which follows the contour

of the encircling reef at a rate of 1.5 to 2 knots, has been experienced along the outer rim of the atoll. The tidal range is about 0.8m.

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In South Channel, the flood set is W at a maximum rate of 1

knot about 1 hour 15 minutes after HW. The ebb sets SW at a maximum rate of 0.75 knot about 2 hours 30 minutes before

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LW. Slack water occurs 2 hours 45 minutes after HW, and 1 hour 30 minutes before LW.

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In East Channel, the flood sets W at a maximum rate of 2

knots about 2 hours after LW. A maximum ebb of 1.25 knots, setting SE, occurs about 45 minutes before LW, and about 15 minutes after HW.

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Depths—Limitations.—General depths of 20.1 to 54.9m

are found in the lagoon. There are many coral heads scattered throughout, many of which are unmarked. The E half of the lagoon is swept to 13.7m, with shallower spots swept to lesser depths. Some of the most dangerous shoals are marked by buoys or beacons.

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Aspect.—The two main passes into the lagoon are East

Channel, on the SE side, and South Channel, on the S side. East Channel, the principal pass, lies between Japtan Islet (Muti Islet) and Medren Island (Parry Island). It is deep, about 0.7 mile wide, and has been swept to a depth of 13.7m over a width of 0.3 mile. At the inner end of the pass is Jedrol Islet (Bogen Islet), surrounded by a drying reef; between Jedrol and Japtan Islet there is a narrow channel leading NW from the main fairway. This narrow channel has been swept to a depth of 8.5m. There are no navigational aids for East Channel, and none of the dangers are marked.

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South Channel, between Eniwetak Island and Ikuren Island

(Igurin Island), is divided by shoals into two channels. The E channel (the main channel) has been swept to a depth of 13.7m over a width of 0.25 mile, and is centered 0.4 mile W of the W end of Eniwetak Island. The W channel, centered 3 miles W of Eniwetak Island, has been swept to a depth of 7.6m over a width of 1.5 miles. The entrances are not marked by naviga- tional aids.

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taking bearings.

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The S tip of Enewetak Island provides a sharp tangent for Pilotage.—Eniwetak Port Control has been disestablished.

No pilots are available. Vessels may contact local governmen- tal authorities on Trust Territory Administrative frequencies. Anchorage.—Eniwetak Atoll provides anchorage for all

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classes of vessels in the E part of the lagoon. Every vessel, having received permission to enter the lagoon, will be assigned anchorage by the Port Director. Anchorage is pro- hibited in East Channel and South Channel, due to the exist- ence of submarine cables.

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Directions.—Entry and departure from Eniwetak lagoon

may be made only during daylight hours. A vessel entering by East Channel should do so on a course of 285°, to pass 0.4 mile S of the beacon on Japtan Islet (Muti Islet); when this beacon bears 041°, course should be altered to 263° into the lagoon. A vessel entering by South Channel should do so on a course

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of about 350°, passing between 0.4 and 0.5 mile W of the W end of Enewetak Island, altering course as required.

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Caution.—A magnetic disturbance of 1° has been reported

in the vicinity of the atoll. A large Prohibited Anchorage Area is situated within the lagoon, and may best be seen on the appropriate chart.

4.78 Ujelang Atoll (9°46'N., 161°00'E.) lies about 118

miles SW of Eniwetak Atoll and has a number of sandy islets on its outer rim. A small jetty, flagstaff, and house are situated near the middle of the N part of Ujelang Island, lying at the SE extremity of the atoll.

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