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Sector 5. New Caledonia

several other rocks, with depths of 1.8 to 2.7m, lying within 0.5 mile S of the reef on which Ilots Maronu lie, which forms the NW side of the passage.

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In the middle of the pass the ebb current sets NE, near Ilots

Maronu the flood sets SW, and along the reef on the SE side of the passage the flood sets SE. The leading mark through this passage is Cap des Trois Sapins, bearing 207°.

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Passe Ouest de Houailou (21°09'S., 165°40'E.) lies 6.5

miles NW of Passe Est de Houailou. The passage is 4 miles wide, but is encumbered by a group of three shoals, with depths of from 2.7 to 4.6m, which reduces the width of the navigable channel on their SE side to about 1.5 miles. A lighted buoy marks the SE side of a 5m shoal on the NW side of the SE channel.

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Pilots for the above two passages can be obtained at Nou- Passe Saint Exupere and Passe d’Ugue, about 3 miles and 6

miles NW, respectively, of Passe Quest de Houailou, are en- cumbered with dangerous rocks, rending them unsuitable for passage.

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Baie Lebris (21°13'S., 165°36'E.) is located on the S side of

Cap Bocage. The depths decrease from 10.9m in the entrance to 4.5m halfway up the bay, and are very shallow in the inner part.

5.57 Baie Ugue (21°09'S., 165°33'E.) (World Port Index

No. 57325), 5 miles NW of Cap Bocage, is a small cove about 1 mile long and 0.3 mile wide between the reefs off the entrance points. The NW entrance point is wooded with pine trees. The shore reef on the S side is moderately steep-to, but a shoal which dries lies off the W end of the reef. The head of the bay, into which a river discharges, is foul and shallow. Small craft can anchor W of the drying shoal and larger vessels can anchor NE of the shoal, in a depth of 12.8m, the holding ground is good.

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An ore loader stands on the SE entrance point of the bay.

Two ore berths are available here, the largest of which will ac- commodate vessels up to 170m in length, with drafts of 11m. Pilotage.—Pilotage is compulsory. See the Noumea port

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

5.58 The Riviere Moneo (21°08'S., 165°30'E.) discharges

3 miles W of Baie Ugue. Vessels may anchor off the mouths of the river, in depths of 16.5 to 20.1m, SSE of Moneo Shoal. A buoy marks the S side of this shoal. The Riviere Mu discharges 4 miles NW of the Riviere Moneo, from which it is separated by a precipitous headland. A sandy beach extends from the head-land to the entrance of the river, which when seen from the E is marked by a low point covered with trees.

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Ilots Harcourt, consisting of Ilot Ague and Ilot Karu, lie on

reefs 2 miles N and 3.75 miles NNW, respectively, of the W entrance point of Baie Ugue. The islets are wooded and are useful marks for avoiding the adjacent dangers. There is an ex- tensive detached reef between the two islets,;three detached shoals lie within 3 miles WNW of Ilot Karu.

Basses Bayonnaise (21°01'S., 165°30'E.) are a dangerous

group of reefs and shoals about 3 miles NNW of Ilot Karu. In the middle of the group there is a reef nearly awash, and at the

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5.60 Wagap (20°52'S., 165°16'E.), about 5 miles NW of

Poindimie, has a stone jetty at the end of an avenue which leads from the settlement to an opening in the coastal reef. Good anchorage may be obtained about 0.5 mile from the jetty, in a depth of 16.5m, sand, with the line of avenue open, bearing 225°, and the low extremity of Cap Baye in line with the S side of Ilot Tidiauot, bearing about 121°. It is not prudent to go closer inshore, as the bottom is foul. A white house, 3.5 miles N of Wagap, is a good landmark.

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N end, about 5 miles from Ilot Karu, there are some patches, with depths of 0.9m. A 4.9m patch lies 3.25 miles E of the reef awash. Caution is necessary when navigating in this vicinity. The Riviere Ponerihouen discharges 3 miles NW of the

Riviere Mou; the coast between them is covered with man- groves. The village of Ponerihouen stands about 2 miles above the mouth and can be reached by boats. Vessels may obtain temporary anchorage, in good weather, in depths of 11 to 14.6m, with the N extremity of the mangroves on the S side of the entrance to the river bearing about 247°, distant about 0.5 mile.

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Ilot Saint Ignace (21°02'S., 165°25'E.) lies about 1.5 miles

N of the mouth of the Riviere Ponerihouen. It stands on a reef from which points project both N and S. Between the island and the shore reef there is a narrow, crooked passage, in which boats may find good shelter.

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Anchorage, sheltered from the trade winds, can be obtained

under the lee of Ilot Saint Ignace, in depths of 4 to 7.9m, but getting away from the anchorage at night is difficult.

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Cap Baye, about 4 miles N of the Riviere Tchamba

(21°01'S., 165°24'E.), from the SE appears as a mountainous headland with two summits. Between the foot of the mountains in the background and the coast is a narrow plain, bordered by palm trees.

5.59 Passe du Cap Baye (20°58'S., 165°32'E.) is located 6

miles E of Cap Baye. The passage is about 2.3 miles wide and is deep in the fairway. Shoals, with depths of 4.9m and less, extend 1.5 miles WSW from the N end of the reef which forms the S entrance point of the passage. The tidal currents in this passage set NW and SE. Passe de la Fourmi is located 5.5 miles NW of Passe du Cap Baye. The channels between the dangers which lie in the passage are narrow and intricate, and should not be used by large vessels.

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Ilot Tidiauot lies about 3 miles NW of Cap Baye and about

0.8 mile offshore. The islet is bordered by a sandy beach and covered with pine trees on its SE side. About 1 mile NW of the islet is a reef, which dries at LWS, on which the sea always breaks. A conspicuous white chapel is situated on the coast about 2.5 miles WSW of Ilot Tidiauot. Vessels can obtain an- chorage 1 mile SW of the islet, off the mouth of a small stream, in depths of 14.6 to 20.1m. The anchorage is protected from the SE swell by Cap Baye, and from the NE by the barrier reef. Poindimie, about 4.5 miles W of Cap Baye, the spire of the

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church and the college, a large white building, are good marks. The college is visible from the barrier reef W of the meridian of Ilot Tidiauot. Anchorage may be obtained off Poindimie, in depths of 7.0 to 14.9m, mud and sand, using the spire and Ilot Tidiauot as marks. There is a small wharf at Poindimie, used by boats. 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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