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Sector 5. New Caledonia

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The tidal current between Cap Baye and Cap Touho

(20°48'S., 165°16'E.) set NW and SE, but are greatly influ- enced by the prevailing wind.

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Cap Touho lies about 9 miles NNW of Poindimie; it is a

conspicuous headland and is the last of the great projecting capes on the E side of New Caledonia. It is dominated by a high hill, of bright green color, and three clusters of pine trees. A beacon is situated about 0.5 mile E of Cap Touho. Ilot Atit, located on the shore reef NE of the N extremity of Cap Touho, is covered with mangroves. The shore reef at this point reaches out for about 0.8 mile and narrows the main channel between it and the barrier reef to about 1 mile. An aeronautical radio- beacon stands on Cap Touho.

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Passe Centrale (20°50'S., 165°23'E.), about 5 miles NW of

Passe de la Fourmi, is about 1.8 miles wide, but encumbered in its E part by shoals, with depths of 4.6 to 10.1m. There is a small sand cay on the barrier reef, on the SE side of the passage, about 0.7 mile E of the W extremity of the reef. Passe de la Bonite lies close N of Passe Centrale and is practically a part of Grande Passe de Touho. It is 0.9 mile wide and lies in a NNW-SSE position. The reefs on each side of the passage have a sand islet on them. Although the passage is reportedly clear of dangers in the fairway, it is not recommended.

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Grande Passe de Touho (20°48'S., 165°19'E.) lies about 2

miles E of Cap Touho and is the finest passage through the barrier reef on the E side of New Caledonia. It has a width of about 4 miles between Grande Recif Mengalia on the N side and the reef which forms the W side of Passe de la Bonite. Shoals lie within 0.75 mile S of the S extremity of Grande Recif Mengalia, and on the N side of Passe de Touho. Ilot Ain lies 1.5 miles N of the S extremity of Grand Recif Mengalia. It is wooded and surrounded by a sandy beach. It is useful as a landmark.

Cap Touho to Port Hienghene

5.61 Baie de Touho (20°47'S., 165°13'E.), located just W

of Cap Touho, is encumbered with numerous heads of coral which render it unfit for large vessels. The bay, however, affords good shelter for small craft.

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Anchorage.—Large vessels should anchor outside of the

large reef fronting the bay, about 1.5 miles N or NE of the guard house. Shallow draft vessels can anchor, in 5.5m, about 0.1 mile off the end of the wharf, which is situated on the E shore of the bay, close NE of the guard house. The wharf has a depth of 4m.

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A small reef, awash, lies 1,100m N of the foot of the hill on

the W side of the entrance to Crique Touho (20°46'S., 165°11'E.), about 2.5 miles W of Baie de Touho. The reef is marked by a red buoy.

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Ilot Ouao (20°43'S., 165°08'E.) lies about 5 miles WNW of

the W entrance point of Baie de Touho. It is fringed by a reef, which extends 1.5 miles to the East. Ilot Yengu, about 3.5 miles NW of Ilot Ouao, is fringed by a reef on its NE side, which extends about 0.3 mile offshore. A rock, with a depth of less than 1.8m, lies close SW of Ilot Yengu.

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The Riviere Tipindie discharges about 11 miles WNW of

Baie de Touho. About 0.8 mile SE of the entrance to the river is a hill, on which stands Pyramide de la Pindie (20°44'S., 165°03'E.). About 0.3 mile S of the E entrance point of the

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Anchorage.—It is not desirable to go too far into the bay. A

good anchorage for a small vessel will be found, in a depth of 6.4m, mud, with The Towers bearing 090°. A prominent church stands on the NW shore of the bay, 0.5 mile W of Ilot Nindio.

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Grande Passe, between Recif Doiman and Dongan-Yengu, is

about 3.3 miles wide and deep in the fairway except for Le Cousin, a shoal with a depth of 8.2m. The depths between Grande Passe and the coast are irregular and shoals may exist which are not shown on the chart.

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Passe de Hienghene (20°36'S., 164°59'E.) is about 3 miles

wide between Recif Douok and Ilot Yeh Hingen. Ilot Tilguitt lies about 1 mile W of Ilot Yeh Hingen. The two above islets

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river is Rocher Violet, the S of the curious basaltic rocks which border the coast.

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Banc de la Tipindie (20°43'S., 165°02'E.), between Pyra-

mide de la Pindie and Houere (Huere), 2.5 miles NW, extends more than 0.5 mile from shore. The outer edge of the bank is marked by a buoy. It is moored about 0.5 mile NE of the N en- trance point of the Riviere Tipindie.

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Les Charpentiers is a reef, which dries, lying 3 miles W of

Ilot Yengu and 1.5 miles offshore. Ilot Ienga lies about 2.5 miles NW of Ilot Yengu. The islet is wooded and fringed by a reef which extends about 0.4 mile from its E side. Ilot Iehga- bate lies on a reef about 3.5 miles WNW of Ilot Yengu. Be- tween these two islets are a number of reefs separated by deep narrow channels. Recif Pulanan lies about 1.5 miles W of Ilot Yengu.

5.62 Port Hienghene (Hyengen) (20°41'S., 164°57'E.) lies

5 miles NW of the Riviere Tipindie, about midway between Cap Touho and Cap Colnett. It is exposed to the wind and sea from the NE and N, and should be avoided under these condi- tions, but during winds within two points on either side of SE, it affords good shelter. The Towers, at the SE entrance point, and Ilot Nindio, at the NW entrance point, are good landmarks. The village of Hienghene is situated on the SW shore of the bay. 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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