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Sector 5. New Caledonia

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A shoal, with a depth of 7.4m, marked by a buoy, lies about

0.5 mile ESE of the S end of Recif Tetembia. The sea during a SW swell has been seen to break on this shoal.

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Directions.—Vessels approach the entrance of Passe de

Uitoe with the E summit of Mont Mou in line with Sommet Titema, bearing 065°. Vessels should remain S of the center of the passage and avoid the above shoal. When the breakers on the S side are abeam, vessels should steer for the N summit of Ile Nou, bearing 107°. If bound for Noumea, remain on this bearing until between Pointe Bovis and Basse Kaui, where course can be changed as required. This track leads over the area in which less water than charted was reported in 1976, NW of Ilot Mba, and over a 11m patch 1 mile NNE of the same islet.

Baie de Saint Vincent to Baie de Bourail

5.25 Baie de Saint Vincent (Baie du Sud), entered between

Cap Ka and Ile le Predour, almost 8 miles NW, is a broad bay fronted by many islands. The water within the bay is so muddy that shoals cannot be seen and vessels must rely on bearings and ranges to avoid them.

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The shores of the bay are very irregular, forming several

smaller bays which can only be used by small craft. There are large open areas in the S part of the bay with depths of 9 to 25m. Aspect.—Ile Mathieu, Ile Hugon, Ile Ducos, and Ile le

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Predour are the most prominent islands of those that extend across the entrance of Baie de Saint Vincent.

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Dent de Saint Vincent, 1,545m high, is a sharp peak lying

about 14 miles NNE of Cap Ka. Mont Do, a rounded summit, 1,036m high, lies 12.5 miles N of Ile le Predour. The aero- nautical light on Set N’dui, S of the Tontuta River, is visible from sea.

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Caution.—The inner passage between Passe de Saint Vin-

cent and Passe d’Ovarai has been surveyed, with changes to hydrography and recommended routes. Vessels should not attempt to enter this area without local knowledge.

5.26 Passe de Saint Vincent (22°02'S., 165°58'E.) repre-

sents an opening in the barrier reef lying about 11.5 miles NW of Passe de Uitoe. This passage can be identified in good weather by bearings of Dent de Saint Vincent and Mont Do. Ilot Tenia, which lies on the barrier reef, about 0.8 mile from the NW side of the passage, is wooded and is a good mark for identifying the passages location.

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Canal Hugon, lying between Ile Ducos and Ile Hugon, has

depths ranging from 0.3 to 9m. A reef, upon which the sea breaks, and a sand cay lie between Canal Hugon and Passe de Saint Vincent. A shoal, with a depth of 9m, lies about 2 miles W of the W end of Ile Hugon. Ile Ronhua lies upon a reef 0.6 mile off the SW side of Ile Hugon.

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Canal Ducos, deep and 0.4 mile wide in the fairway, lies be-

tween Ile Ducos and Ile le Predour. A patch, with a depth of 5.5m, lies about 2 miles SW of Pointe Arch d’Alliance, the NW end of Ile Ducos. A 9m patch lies on the recommended track in the entrance to the passage about 2.5 miles SW of the same point. Vessels with local knowledge can obtain anchorage in Baie du Sud, which lies between Presqu’ile de Uitoe and Ile Hugon. The recommended berth, in a depth of 11m, sand and mud, lies about 0.5 mile N of the NE end of Ile Mathieu (22°05'S., 166°07'E.).

5.27 Baie de Pritzbuer (21°57'S., 165°57'E.), fronted by

Ile Le Predour, Ile Puen, and Iles Testard, is the next inden- tation NW of Baie de Vincent. This bay may be approached from either N or S of Ile Le Predour (21°59'S., 166°00'E.). From the NW there is a channel between Iles Testard and Ile Quernel, with a least depth of 4.2m in the fairway.

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A rock, with a depth of less than 1.8m, was reported to lie

near the channel SW of Iles Testard, about 0.6 mile SW of the rock off the SE end of that island. A shoal, with a depth of 4.2m, lies 0.7 mile SW of the SE end of Iles Testard.

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Vessels with local knowledge can obtain good shelter in

Baie de Pritzbuer, which lies 1 mile NE from NW end of Ile Puen.

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When entering the bay from the W, Pointe Moziman should

be given a berth of about 0.3 mile to avoid the spit extending SE from Ile Testard.

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Directions.—The route between Ilots Champignons and

Passe de Saint Vincent is not recommended nor described due to the lack of hydrographic data in this area.

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From Passe de Saint Vincent, vessels with local knowledge

intending to head NW to Baie de Pritzbuer or to Passe d’Isle should, after rounding the reefs extending E from Ilot Tenia, keep the NE end of Ile Isie (21°54'S., 165°52'E.) in line with the W summit of Sommet Ouanvo, bearing about 316.5°. When Pointe Moziman, the NW end of Ile Puen, bears 090°, vessels should head for the summit of the SE of Iles Testard for

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Baie Centrale lies E of Ile Hugon and Ile Ducos. Vessels

with local knowledge can obtain anchorage here, in depths of 6 to 7m, about 1 mile SE of Ile Geoffroy (22°00'S., 166°07'E.). Baie du Nord, lying in the NW part of Baie de Saint Vincent,

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is divided into a W arm, Baie Arembo, and a N arm, Baie de Deama. Vessels with local knowledge may obtain anchorage in Baie du Nord, as the bottom is soft mud, holding ground excel- lent. Anchorage may be found in the entrance to Baie Arembo, W of Recif Toyaghi.

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Directions.—Vessels should not enter Passe de Saint Vin-

cent without local knowledge. Vessels from the S approach Passe de Saint Vincent with Mont Do, bearing 112°, and enter with Dent de Saint Vincent in line with Pointe Arche d’Al- liance, the NW end of Ile Ducos, bearing 054.5°, which leads in mid-channel to the entrance of Canal Ducos.

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Vessels with local knowledge bound for Baie du Nord from

the SE pass either S of the islands fronting Baie de Saint Vincent or pass inside the barrier reef entering Passe du Cap Ka. From Passe du Cap Ka, pass E of Ilots Trio. When the N and S islets of Ilots Trio are in line, astern, steer for the S hill on Ile Parseval, bearing about 007°, leading between two patches of discolored water lying about 1 mile N and 1 mile NNE, respectively, of the N Ilots Trio. This course leads between Recif Marceau and the E side of Ile Ducos. From a position N of Recif Marceau vessels should pass close along the NE shore of Ile Ducos so as to avoid the drying reef lying 0.2 mile N of the NE end of the island. When Presqu’ile Beaupre (21°57'S., 166°05'E.), lying on the E side of Baie de Deama, opens W of Ilot Devarenne, lying 0.75 mile WNW of the S end of Ile Parseval, vessels should change course N and head to pass very close W of Ilot des Morts to avoid Recif du Cher, with a depth of 2.1m, lying about 0.3 mile W of Ilot des Morts. 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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