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Sector 5. New Caledonia

5.39

Vessels with local knowledge proceeding N through Chenal

de la Fine from Baie de Gomen, should follow the shore maintaining a distance of about 0.5 mile until SW of Pointe Keremb (20°38'S., 164°19'E.). Vessels should then head for Ilot Magonne, bearing about 310°, and pass SW of the beacon marking the SW limit of the reef extending S from Ilot Tangadiou. Then change course N heading through the channel between Ilot Tangadiou and Ilot Magonne. Then pass NE of Recif Leleizour and SW of the rock, which dries 0.3m, and the two patches each with a depth of 3.2m, lying between Recif Leleizour and Baie Paagoumene. Cap Tonnerre bearing 335°, open SW of Pointe Paagoumene, about 5.8 miles SSE, leads SW of these rocks on the NE side of the channel.

5.40 Baie Paagoumene (20°29'S., 164°11'E.) is entered

between Pointe Paagoumene and Pointe Elvie, about 0.5 mile SE. Paagoumene is a port for chrome ore which is brought by lighters from the wharf to vessels at anchor. Pilots should be obtained from Noumea.

5.40

Vessels with local knowledge can obtain anchorage, in a

depth of 9.1m, at the crossing of the alignment of the range beacons; one pair is situated on Pointe Paagoumene while the second pair is on Pointe Elvie. This anchorage lies about 0.5 mile SW of Pointe Elvie. The E pair of range beacons have been reported destroyed. Deeper draft vessels anchor further out, in depths of 11 to 12m. A wreck, least depth 6.9m, lies 0.5 mile N of Pointe Paagoumene.

5.40

Baie d’Oland (20°28'S., 164°10'E.) is a slight indentation in

the shore lying between Pointe Paagoumene and Cap Tonnerre, almost 6 miles NNW. During SE winds, temporary anchorage, in a depth of about 8m, may be found with Pointe Paagoumene bearing 160°, distance 0.75 mile. During NE winds, violent squalls come down from Mont Tiebaghi.

5.40

Ilot Double, which fronts Baie d Oland, is comprised of two

islets lying on a reef 2.75 miles WNW of Pointe Paagoumene. Two shoals, with depths of 9.2m and 8.1m, lie about 1 mile W and 0.5 mile SW, respectively, of the N Islet Double. An 11m patch lies 1 mile E of this islet.

5.41 Baie de Nehoue (20°20'S., 164°08'E.), located be-

tween Cap Tonnere and Boh Island, about 4.5 miles NW, is en- cumbered by several islets and many coral reefs, making its shore difficult to approach.

5.41

The islands fronting the approaches to Baie de Nehoue are

Ilot Yan’dagouet, Ilot Tiam’bouene, and Ilot Ouanne, lying 4 miles SW, 4.75 miles W, and 6.5 miles WNW, respectively, of Cap Tonnere. Ilot Ouanne lies on the SE side of Recif Ouanne. A 6m depth lies 1.25 miles WNW of Ilot Yan’dagouet. A sand cay lies 1 mile SW of Ilot Ouanne.

5.41

Ilot Ti’ac lies about 3 miles NW of Cape Tonnerre. Ilot

Tien’ghiene and Ilot Neangambo lie 1 mile ENE and 1.75 miles NE, respectively, of Ilot Ti’ac.

5.41

Tides—Currents.—Tidal currents between Passes de

Koumac and Baie de Nehoue, within the barrier reef, set SE and NW.

5.41

Baie de Nehoue has few positions where vessels with local

knowledge might find anchorage. The best berth, in a depth of about 7.3m, lies about 0.3 mile E of the largest islet lying close off the S entrance point of the bay, and 0.3 mile N of a reef that dries and can always be distinguished.

5.41

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During the prevailing SE winds, there is a choppy sea in the N part of Baie de Nehoue.

5.41

Babouillat Anchorage (20°22.2'S., 164°06.1'E.) lies 0.3

mile S of Ilot Tien, with depths of 13.8 to 18m, good holding ground. Ships load chrome ore concentrates from barges at this anchorage.

5.42 Passe de la Gazelle (20°23'S., 163°57'E.) is entered

between the NW end of Grand Recif de Koumac and the SE end of Grand Recif de Poum, and it is difficult to make out from seaward. Ilot Carrey, on which stands a beacon, a sandy islet lying on a reef, is sufficiently visible and divides the passage into North Pass and South Pass. The beacon on the islet, in line with the summit on Ile Tanle, 7.5 miles ENE bear- ing 060°, leads towards the entrance to Passe de la Gazelle. North Pass, between Ilot Carrey and Pume Reef, appears to be preferable, because the tidal currents are not as strong as in South Pass and set in the direction of the pass. North Pass has depths for most any size vessel, while South Pass possesses a least depth of 15.4m. Passe de la Gazelle requires local know- ledge for use.

5.42

Directions.—Sommet Poum (20°16'S., 164°03'E.), 417m

high, bearing 035°, leads through North Channel. When Ilot Carrey bears 180°, vessels should head for the cone-shaped Ilot Tien’ghiene, taking care to avoid the 7.6m shoal and the sand cay lying 3 miles E and 3.5 miles ENE, respectively, of Ilot Carrey.

5.42

If using South Pass to enter Passe de la Gazelle, vessels

should round the N end of Grand Recif de Koumac by eye, and when Ilot Carrey bears 000°, head for Baie de Nehoue as described above, taking care to avoid the 9.9m shoal, which lies 5 miles WNW of Cap Tonnere.

5.43 Baie de Tanle (20°18'S., 164°04'E.), located just N of

Baie de Nehoue, is sheltered against all winds except those from the SW, and is said to be the only place in the NW part of the SW coast of New Caledonia where it would be possible for a vessel to ride out a hurricane. This bay, which requires local knowledge for entry, is fronted by Ile Boh, on the E, Ile Tanle and Ilot Maaboun’ghi on the S, and Recif Bonn’mahame on the SW. There is a narrow channel, available only to small craft, between the W side of Ile Boh and Ile Tanle.

5.43

Recif Bonn’mahame, upon which is a narrow sand ridge

which dries, lies about 0.5 mile W of Ile Tanle. Another reef stands about 1.8 miles further WNW.

5.43

Vessels with local knowledge can obtain anchorage in the S

part of Baie de Tanle. The best berth, in a depth of 7.3 to 9.1m, lies with the mound on the E end of Ile Tanle bearing 180°, and the S end of Ilot Maaboun’ghi in line with the NE end of Ile Tanle, bearing about 269° and the SW end of Presqu’ile de Poum bearing about 289°, open slightly of the same point. Vessels can anchor close E of Ilot Maaboun’ghi.

5.43

The N part of Baie de Tanle, Baie de Pouani, dries, and

vessels should not proceed N of the parallel of the S summit of Presqu’ile de Poum or E of the meridian of the summit of Ile Tanle.

5.43

Directions.—Vessels with local knowledge navigating the

inner passage from a position NE of Ilot Double (20°28'S., 164°08'E.) should continue steering 328°. Those vessels bound for Baie de Nehoue should change course to 031° when Cap

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