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Sector 5. New Caledonia

small pier here will accept vessels up to 150m in length, with a maximum draft of 8.8m.

When approaching this pier, take care to avoid a rock with a depth of 1.6m, which may be passed on either side.

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Anchorage.—Anchorage within the bay, which requires

local knowledge, may be had in several of the coves and inlets, as may best be seen on the chart.

5.13 Ile Ouen (22°24'S., 166°50'E.) lies with its NE ex-

tremity about 4.5 miles W of Cap Ndoua, and may be con- sidered the W limit of Canal de la Havannah. The island is mostly barren, rugged, and hilly, with peaks varying in height from 151 to 325m. It may be identified by its dark color, con- trasting with the mountains behind and N of it. The slopes of some small streams are covered with beautiful vegetation dur- ing the rainy season.

the island. The tidal currents are very strong, and vessels draw- ing more than 3m should not attempt it. Anchorage is available within a line joining the N entrance point of the E end of the bay and the W point of the bay.

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Caution.—There are two prohibited anchorage areas in the

vicinity of Pointe Nokoue (22°28'S., 166°47'E.). One lies NW and the other SE from the point, and their limits are marked by yellow buoys. Extreme care in the area is necessary not to interfere with aircraft landing or taking off.

5.14 Baie Tioae (Tioae Bay) (22°26'S., 166°46'E.) is an

open anchorage of moderate depths. During strong winds from the SE through S, this bay affords good anchorage, in depths of 20 to 25m, good holding ground, opposite a small, sandy beach bordered by coconut trees at its S part. It is not advisable to go far into the bay, as the bottom may be composed of coral. If the wind should veer to the SW, vessels should return to Woodin Canal, about 1.8 miles N.

Ilots Tioae are two islets lying 0.8 mile W of the N entrance point of Baie Tioae.

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Vessels can enter Baie Tioae by passing either W and S of Ilots

Tioae, or between Ilots Tioae and the N entrance point of the bay. Vessels choosing the latter should keep on the Ilots Tioae side of the center of the passage, as a spit with a least depth of 3.7m extends about 0.3 mile SW from the bay’s N shore.

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Baie Ire (22°24'S., 166°48'E.), about 1.5 miles NE of Baie

Tioae, offers good shelter from the heaviest gales. Each side of the bay is skirted by a strip of coral reef, narrow and steep-to. The inner part is fringed by a sandy beach, outside of which is a mudbank, which extends up to 0.2 mile offshore. Behind the sandy beach is an extensive level plain which is frequently inundated.

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Anchor in Baie Ire, in 23.8m, with the peak of Ia Pic, about

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Ile Ouen

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Baie Ouara, on the E side of Ile Ouen, is a small indentation

fronted by Recif Ma (Ma Reef) (22°26'S., 166°51'E.). This bay can be entered by rounding either end of Recif Ma; the N entrance is better. There are structures and a jetty at the head of the bay.

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Anchorage, in a depth of 20m, may be obtained in the mid-

dle of the bay. A conspicuous white church can be seen on the S coast of the bay.

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Port Koute (Port Koube) and Anse Koumbe (Anse Kembe),

which indents the coast S of Ouava quite deeply, have a com- mon entrance 0.1 mile between the lateral reefs. Port Koute has a tide rip in strong E winds, but the sea always is calm in Anse Kembe.

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Port Koutoure (22°28'S., 166°48'E.) is a basin sheltered by

reefs off the island. The port is protected from N winds and from the sea in all directions. The entrance from the E, by the passage between Recif Niagi (Cinq Miles) (22°30'S., 166°48'E.) and the small reef to the E of it, is narrow, but deep. The exit by the W passage, Passe Nokoue (Noku Passage) (22°28'S., 166°46'E.), is difficult on account of the narrowness of the channel which is only 91.4m wide, and the sharp turn necessary to clear a patch of black rocks off the extremity of

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5.15 Pointe des Pins (22°23'S., 166°50'E.) is the termina-

tion of the promontory which extends SE from New Caledonia. The point is covered with fir trees.

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Pic Ia, 487m high, is located on the N side of Woodin Canal,

about 5.5 miles W of Pointe des Pins. The peak is very con- spicuous and is an important mark for entering Woodin Canal from the E.

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Tides—Currents.—In Woodin Canal, the flood current sets

W, and the ebb E. Ordinarily, the current has a velocity of 3 to 4 knots, but with very high tides it has a velocity of 5 knots. Along the coast of Ile Ouen the current has less strength than in the middle of the passage or along the coast of New Caledonia. A countercurrent runs close off the N shore of Ile Ouen.

3.8 miles distant, bearing about 300°. Vessels will almost completely escape the effects of the current.

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Baie Kouo (22°24'S., 166°49'E.), with a steep shore bor-

dered by a narrow, very sheer reef, is located a little over 1 mile ENE of Baie Ire. Anchor off the bay, in 23m, mud, keeping more than 0.1 mile offshore. Tidal currents cause eddies which make a vessel swing continuously.

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Woodin Canal (22°24'S., 166°49'E.), from 0.5 to 1 mile

wide, separates Ile Ouen from New Caledonia. The fairway has depths of 14.6 to 46m; the shore on each side is steep-to and free from any known danger. The channel has been dredged to 12m. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114  |  Page 115  |  Page 116  |  Page 117  |  Page 118  |  Page 119  |  Page 120  |  Page 121  |  Page 122  |  Page 123  |  Page 124  |  Page 125  |  Page 126  |  Page 127  |  Page 128  |  Page 129  |  Page 130  |  Page 131  |  Page 132  |  Page 133  |  Page 134  |  Page 135  |  Page 136  |  Page 137  |  Page 138  |  Page 139  |  Page 140  |  Page 141  |  Page 142  |  Page 143  |  Page 144  |  Page 145  |  Page 146  |  Page 147  |  Page 148  |  Page 149  |  Page 150  |  Page 151  |  Page 152  |  Page 153  |  Page 154  |  Page 155  |  Page 156  |  Page 157  |  Page 158  |  Page 159  |  Page 160  |  Page 161  |  Page 162  |  Page 163  |  Page 164  |  Page 165  |  Page 166  |  Page 167  |  Page 168  |  Page 169  |  Page 170  |  Page 171  |  Page 172  |  Page 173  |  Page 174  |  Page 175  |  Page 176  |  Page 177  |  Page 178  |  Page 179  |  Page 180  |  Page 181  |  Page 182  |  Page 183  |  Page 184  |  Page 185  |  Page 186  |  Page 187  |  Page 188  |  Page 189  |  Page 190  |  Page 191  |  Page 192  |  Page 193  |  Page 194  |  Page 195  |  Page 196  |  Page 197  |  Page 198  |  Page 199  |  Page 200  |  Page 201  |  Page 202  |  Page 203  |  Page 204  |  Page 205  |  Page 206  |  Page 207  |  Page 208  |  Page 209  |  Page 210  |  Page 211  |  Page 212  |  Page 213  |  Page 214  |  Page 215  |  Page 216  |  Page 217  |  Page 218  |  Page 219  |  Page 220  |  Page 221  |  Page 222  |  Page 223  |  Page 224  |  Page 225  |  Page 226  |  Page 227  |  Page 228  |  Page 229  |  Page 230  |  Page 231  |  Page 232  |  Page 233  |  Page 234  |  Page 235  |  Page 236  |  Page 237  |  Page 238  |  Page 239  |  Page 240  |  Page 241  |  Page 242  |  Page 243  |  Page 244  |  Page 245  |  Page 246  |  Page 247  |  Page 248  |  Page 249  |  Page 250  |  Page 251  |  Page 252  |  Page 253  |  Page 254  |  Page 255  |  Page 256  |  Page 257  |  Page 258  |  Page 259  |  Page 260  |  Page 261  |  Page 262  |  Page 263  |  Page 264  |  Page 265  |  Page 266  |  Page 267  |  Page 268  |  Page 269  |  Page 270  |  Page 271  |  Page 272  |  Page 273  |  Page 274  |  Page 275  |  Page 276  |  Page 277  |  Page 278  |  Page 279  |  Page 280  |  Page 281  |  Page 282  |  Page 283  |  Page 284  |  Page 285  |  Page 286  |  Page 287  |  Page 288  |  Page 289  |  Page 290  |  Page 291  |  Page 292  |  Page 293  |  Page 294  |  Page 295  |  Page 296  |  Page 297  |  Page 298  |  Page 299  |  Page 300  |  Page 301  |  Page 302  |  Page 303  |  Page 304  |  Page 305  |  Page 306  |  Page 307  |  Page 308  |  Page 309  |  Page 310
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