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Sector 5. New Caledonia

S of Cap Dumoulin, in a depth of 29.3m, about 0.2 mile SSE of the N entrance point to this small bay.

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Baie Laugier (21°23'S., 165°51'E.), entered between Cap

Begat and the NE extremity of the peninsula which separates it from Baie Kouaoua, about 1 mile SW, is deep and safe, except at its head, where it is encumbered with reefs and shoals. The reef which fringes Cap Begat extends nearly 0.3 mile SW, but the shores of the bay inside its entrance points are almost entirely free of fringing reefs.

5.53 Baie de Kouaoua (21°23'S., 165°49'E.) (World Port

Index No. 57275) lies about 2 miles W of Baie Laugier and is separated from it by a promontory. The port handles vessels loading ore.

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Depths—Limitations.—The channel is narrowed to about

0.2 mile before reaching the anchorage, between a protruding point on the E side and a shoal flat which extends from the W shore. The head of the bay is foul for about 1.3 miles from the mouth of a stream which discharges into it. There are some shoals in the bay, which are marked by buoys and can best be seen on the chart.

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A wharf on the W side of the bay will accommodate vessels

up to 160m in length, with a draft of 8.5m. Vessels at the an- chorage are loaded via lighter.

Pilotage.—Pilotage is compulsory. The pilot boards in the vicinity of position 21°09.1'S, 165°44.4'E.

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Anchorage.—Two white beacons at the head of the bay, in

line bearing 152°, lead to the anchorage in depths of not less than 12.8m. A pair of white beacons on the W shore, in line bearing 252°, give the position of the anchorage. Vessels may anchor, in a depth of 29.3m, about 1 mile S of Cap Begat, with the W entrance point bearing 295°.

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The most sheltered anchorage in the bay is about 0.5 mile

SSE of the second protruding point on the E side. In case of necessity anchorage may be obtained N of the promontory, in a depth of 29.3m, good holding ground. There is also anchorage in Baie Laugier, 1.25 miles S of Cap Begat, in 28m, with the W entrance point bearing about 295°.

5.54 Baie de Kuea (21°21'S., 165°49'E.) is located 3.25

miles W of Cap Begat. The entrance is open to the N and is about 0.4 mile wide. Anchorage may be taken, in 14.6m, with Cap Begat in range with the wooded rock standing on the reef that extends from the E entrance point of the bay. Baie de Kua, located just NW of Baie de Kuea, can only be used by small craft. There is a conspicuous wharf near the mouth of the river which discharges into the bay.

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Cap Koua may be recognized from the SE by the prominent

angle it forms in the coast line and by a rock in the form of a sugar loaf, the extreme point of which appears a little E of the sloping cliffs of the cape, which attain a height of 88m. A 2.8m and a 1.8m patch, both dangerous, lie 2 miles and 3 miles E, respectively, of the cape. Cap des Trois Sapins (21°18'S., 165°44'E.) lies 1 mile W of Cap Koua. It is a salient, round, black rock or hill, and is connected with the land behind by an isthmus. The cape is fringed by a reef which extends nearly 90m offshore, and extends W along the shore of Baie de Poro.

5.55 Baie de Poro (21°18'S., 165°43'E.) (World Port Index No. 57335) lies between Cap des Trois Sapins and a point

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about 2 miles to the W. A chain of reefs extends nearly 4 miles along the coast from a position about 1 mile W of the above cape. The middle and largest of these reefs is separated from the coast by a channel about 135m wide, with depths of 5.5 to 14.6m, which is practicable for small vessels with local know- ledge.

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A ruined church stands on the W shore of Baie de Poro,

about 1.8 miles WSW of Cap des Trois Sapins. A reef on which there is a sand cay lies 2.5miles N of Cap des Trois Sapins. A beacon stands on the W end of this reef. A lighted buoy is moored 0.2 mile WSW of the beacon. A shoal, marked on its W side by a buoy, lies 0.75 mile NNW of Cap des Trois Sapins. A 5m patch, marked by a lighted buoy, lies 2 miles NNW of the above cape.

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Ilot Toveru (21°16'S., 165°40'E.), which is low and

wooded, lies on the W reef of the above chain. A beacon stands on this islet. There are two navigable channels through the reefs SE of the islet. The E is 0.2 mile wide and clear of dangers. Shoals, with depths of 4 to 7.1m, obstruct the fairway of the W channel, which is 0.25 mile wide between the reefs. A light is shown on the head of a wharf 1 mile WSW of Cap des Trois Sapins.

The pier, which has an ore loader at its end, will accommo- date vessels up to 170m long, with a maximum draft of 10m. Pilotage.—Pilotage is compulsory. See the Noumea Port

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description in paragraph 5.21 for details on pilotage and regu- lations.

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Anchorage.—Anchorage is available on the range line,

about 0.3 mile from shore. 5.56 Houailou (21°17'S., 165°38'E.) is a village situated

1.5 miles W of Ilot Toveru. Cargo is worked at the anchorage and landed at a wharf near the village. The anchorage is SW of the reef lying SE of Ilot Toveru, in a depth of 16.5m, about 0.4 mile offshore. It was reported vessels should anchor NE of Morne de Houailou during the Southeast Trades, in preference to the above anchorage.

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Ilot Neni (21°15'S., 165°41'E.), located 1.5 miles NE of Ilot

Toveru, is low and covered with palm trees. On the W side of the reef which surrounds the islet is a small sand cay, visible only at a short distance. About 0.5 miles W of the islet is a sunken reef, upon which the sea seldom breaks in ordinary weather; at LWS, three rocks show on this reef. A 5.2m shoal, marked by a buoy, lies about 2 miles ESE of the islet.

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Cap Bocage is a headland, 287m high, at the SE extremity of

a deep-sided promontory, about 4 miles to the NW. The isthmus at its W end, which connects it to the mainland, is very low. When seen from the SE it resembles a high island. Baie de Ba (21°13'S., 165°36'E.) is located on the S side of Cap Bo- cage. The depths decrease from 10.9m in the entrance to 4.5m half way up the bay, and are very shallow in the inner part. The best anchorage, in 7.3m, lies 1.5 miles WSW of Cap Bocage. It is better to anchor nearer the N shore than the S, as there is always a heavy sea on the latter. Landing is also best on the N shore.

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Passe Est de Houailou (21°11'S., 165°49'E.) is an opening

in the barrier reef 8.5 miles NNE of Cap Bocage. Near the middle of the passage is a rock with a depth of 4.6m, which reduces the width of the navigable channel SE of it to about 1.3 miles. The channel NW of the rock is further obstructed by

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