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Sector 5. New Caledonia

bring Observation Rock, at the SE end of the Nepoui Penin- sula, bearing 343° ahead. About 0.3 mile after passing the bea- con marking the edge of the fringing reef on the W side of Ile Grimoult, course should be altered to bring the tower on Presqu’ile de Moueo ahead, bearing 024°, at night keeping within the white sector of the light on the pier between the bearings of 018° and 034°, anchoring thereafter as convenient. The location of Passe du Moueo is sometimes difficult to

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determine, particularly in the morning and when the mountains are obscured by clouds. Under ordinary conditions the naviga- tion of the pass presents no difficulties to a vessel carrying ample steerageway, but with winds from the SW and a heavy sea running in, it should not be attempted.

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Vessels with a draft of more than 7.9m should not enter before

half-flood. Due to the strong tidal currents in the entrance and the numerous dangers, vessels should follow the buoyed chan- nel. From Presqu’ile Nepoui to Passe de Pouembout, about 13.5 miles NNW, the shore is reef fringed inside which only small vessels with local knowledge can navigate.

Caution.—A 6.4m patch lies at the inner end of Passe de Moueo, about 0.3 mile W of the outermost red channel beacon. A rock, with a depth of less than 0.3m, lies 0.6 mile SSW of

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the W extremity of Ile Grimoult. 5.34 Passe de Pouembout (21°14'S., 164°45'E.) is the S

channel of the two channels that lead to Baie Kataviti; the N channel is called Passe de Kone. Passe de Pouembout should only be used by vessels with extensive local knowledge, and Passe de Kone is not recommended as it is encumbered by rocks, the channel is tortuous, the tidal currents are strong, and there is a swell at the entrance.

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Aspect.—Montagne de Kone, 237m high and wooded, lies

about 15 miles NE of the entrance to Passe de Pouembout. This peak, in line with Mont Uinip, 15 miles NE, bearing 045°, leads to the entrance of Passe de Pouembout. Near the center of this channel is a reef, S of which is the navigable channel. The summit of Table de Tiea (21°10'S., 164°55'E.), bearing 065°, just clears the NW edge of the reef on the S side of the channel.

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Ilot Koniene (21°09'S., 164°49'E.) lies close offshore E of

the center of Plateau de Koniene. A reef, which dries, lies on the E side of the channel, about 2 miles SW of the islet. Presqu’ile de Foe is a conspicuous headland located about 3 miles NNW of Ilot Koniene.

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Vessels with local knowledge can find anchorage, in depths

of 5 to 7m, mud, with the W end of Presqu’ile de Foe, Morne de Foe, bearing 087°, distance 1.5 miles; the holding ground here is poor.

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Directions.—Vessels with local knowledge enter heading

for the 418m summit of Table de Tiea, bearing 065°, until the black beacon on the reef located about 2.3 miles SSW of Ilot Koniene is in line with the N peak on Ilot Koniene, bearing 031°, when she should keep on this alignment until the W end of Presqu’ile Foe bears 004°, and is in range with the W detached summit of Massif de Koniambo, which is 504m high, located about 4.5 miles N of the W end of Presqu’ile Foe. Remain on the 004° course until the N peak of Ilot Koniene is in line with Le Piton, on the NW end of the same island, ves- sels should change course to keep this range bearing 152° astern, which leads through Seuil de Foe. From the entrance of

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Passe de Pouembout through Seuil de Foe to the anchorage, there was a least charted depth in the fairway of 4.8m.

5.35 Passe du Duroc (21°00'S., 164°37'E.) is located

about 8 miles NW of Passe de Kone; it lies at the S termination of the navigable waters within the barrier reef at the NW end of New Caledonia. There is no passage for anything larger than small coasters within the reefs between Baie Kataviti and Passe du Duroc.

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The entrance to Passe du Duroc lies between the NW end of

Grand Recif de Kone and the E end of Grand Recif de Gatope, with a least width of about 0.4 mile. This channel should not be entered without local knowledge.

Aspect.—Sommet Pouani, 220m high, is the summit of

Presqu ile Guillain (20°59'S., 164°40'E.).

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Mont Katepahic, 649m high, dark, with jagged sides and a

flat top, lies 4 miles NE of the NW end of Presqu’ile Guillain. Piton de Kafeate, 227m high and shaped as a sugarloaf, lies about 5.8 miles SE of Mont Katepahic.

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Directions.—Vessels with local knowledge entering Passe

du Duroc should keep Mont Katepahic, bearing 048°, just open NW of the NW end of Presqu ile Guillain until just within the SE end of Grand Recif de Gatope, when vessels should change course NNE staying in mid-channel.

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Anse de Vouavouto (21°00'S., 164°40'E.), located along the

S side of Presqu ile Guillian, is entered between Pointe Vincent and Pointe Vouavouto, about 1 mile SE. Chenal Frot, which leads into this cove, is narrow, tortuous, and requires extensive local knowledge for use. This buoyed channel is available to vessels with drafts to 7m, and the water within it is so dis- colored as to prevent the edges of the reefs being seen. There is a depth of 11m in the anchorage, about 0.6 mile W by S of Pointe Vincent.

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Directions.—Vessels with extensive local knowledge bound

for Anse de Vouavouto should keep the range for entering Passe du Duroc in line until the black beacon on the N edge of Recif de Kone bears about 135°, when course should be changed to 128° and pass between the buoys. When the pyra- midal beacons on the S side of Presqu’ile Guillain are in line bearing 067°, change course NE and keep on this alignment which will lead to the entrance of the cove.

5.36 Baie Chasseloup (20°58'S., 164°38'E.) lies NW of

Presqu ile Guillain and is protected from all winds by Grand Recif de Kone on the S, Grand Recif de Gatope on the W, and Plateaux des Massacres on the NW. A white house, standing at the foot of Mont Katepahic (20°56'S., 164°42'E.), and a white pyramidal beacon, on the N side of Presqu’ile Guillain, are both conspicuous.

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LeGrand Ronfleur, with a least depth of 0.2m, lies on the E

side of Passe du Duroc, centered about 0.8 mile NE of the NW end of Grand Recif de Kone. This coral patch, which forms the N side of Chenal Frot, has buoys marking its S limits.

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Anse de Pouaco indents the N part of Baie Chasseloup, and

from its W entrance point a mud bank, fringed by coral, ex- tends about 0.5 mile S.

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Vessels with local knowledge can obtain good anchorage, in

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