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Sector 6. Iles Loyaute to the Santa Cruz Islands

position off the reef which extends about 0.3 mile SW from Gaspard Point. Caution should be used to avoid the reefs and Fairway Patches.

6.48 Cook Bay (16°29'S., 167°48'E.), a large indentation

1.5 miles SW of Gaspard Point, is not recommended as an an- chorage. Serguey Point, on the SW side of Cook Bay, is fringed by mangroves and has a small hill back of it. South Point, 2.5 miles S of Serguey Point, is a bold bluff and backed at 1 mile NW by Mount Maskelyne.

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Lembru Cay (16°33'S., 167°41'E.), about 2.8 miles W of

South Point, is a small sand cay, 1m high, which stands on a coral reef nearly 1 mile long in a N-S direction. Vito Set lies 1.5 miles NW of Lembru Cay. Limaning, an islet similar to Vito, stands on a reef about midway between Vito and the shore to the NE.

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Anchorage is a small bight in the coast about midway be-

tween South Point and Limban Point. Two beacons on the NE shore of the bight, in line bearing 032°, lead to an anchorage, in a depth of 31m, off the bight. Hambi Island, about 0.8 mile off the coast near Forlong Anchorage, is densely wooded. There is fair anchorage off the N side of Hambi Island, in a depth of 12m, with Mount Maskelyne in line with the N extremity of the island bearing 102° and the W extremity of the island bearing 212°.

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Lemua Island (16°31'S., 167°35'E.), a wooded island, lies

close off the Malekoula Island shore, about 4 miles W of Ham- bi Island. There is an anchorage W of Lemua Island, which is indicated by two pairs of beacons in line bearing 080° and 160°, respectively.

6.49 Port Ravallac (16°31'S., 167°35'E.) is an anchorage

between Lemua Island and the coast of Malekoula Island. Shoals extend from the Malekoula shore and narrow the available space for anchoring to about 0.1 mile. A shoal lies in the fairway N of Lemua Island, and vessels should therefore approach the anchorage by rounding the SW end of the island. The anchorage, in a depth of 10m, sandy bottom, lies with

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the N extremity of Lemua Island in line bearing 072° with Mount Baraitova and with Tamyok Point bearing 333°. Ure Island (Tomman Island) (16°35'S., 167°48'E.) lies

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about 0.8 mile off the SE extremity of Malekoula Island. The island is surrounded by a narrow fringing reef; the sea breaks heavily on its S and SE sides. A mass of coral patches lie off the NW end of the island and obstruct the W end of the passage between the island and Malekoula shore.

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Anchorage.—The anchorage is in the area between the NE

side of the island and the Malekoula shore. The best position is in a depth of 14 to 16m, with Ayles Islet (16°35'S., 167°29'E.) bearing 094°, distant about 0.3 mile. There is also anchorage 0.25 mile off the N extremity of Ure Island, in a depth of 22m, with the NE extremity of the island bearing 150°, and the NW extremity bearing 233°. Vessels bound to and from the anchor- age should not attempt to pass N of Ure Island.

Malekoula Island—West Coast

6.50 Caroline Bay (16°34'S., 167°28'E.) lies about 1.5

miles NNW of Ure Island. There is temporary anchorage in the bay, in depths of 14.6 to 18.3m. A vessel should approach the

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6.51 Lamboubou Harbor (16°12'S., 167°22'E.) is an inlet

of coral formation with a least width of 0.2 mile, but the reefs which fringe the shores reduce the fairway to 90m, 0.1 mile within the entrance. The bottom consists of coral and sand, and the holding ground is fairly good. The sea breaks continuously on the edges of the reefs at the entrance. Vessels that anchor here should be ready to leave at short notice.

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The coast between Lamboubou Harbor and First Point

(Worharet Point) (16°10'S., 167°15'E.), about 8 miles WNW, forms a bight which has not been surveyed. First Point is low, rocky, and steep-to. Second Point, also low, is located about 3 miles NE of First Point.

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Elephant Point (16°08'S., 167°10'E.), about 1.8 miles NNE

of Second Point, is bold, conspicuous, and resembles an ele- phant in outline. Rock Point lies about 2 miles NNW of Ele- phant Point and is the W extremity of Malekoula Island. A conspicuous dark rock lies off Rock Point.

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Espiegle Bay (Pseukel Bay) (15°59'S., 167°11'E.) is located

about 7 miles NNE of Rock Point. A vessel has anchored here, in a depth of 22m, with the S entrance point of the bay bearing 178° and a white patch on the S side of the gully at the head of the bay bearing 131°. Oleman Bay (Malua Bay), 0.75 miles S of Espiegle Bay, is an excellent small anchorage, with good holding ground. Wowo Bay, close W of North Cape, the N extremity of Malekoula Island, affords temporary anchorage, in a depth of 22m, sand and coral.

Malekoula Island—Northeast Coast

6.52 Vao Island (15°54'S., 167°18'E.) is located about 5

miles ESE of North Cape. Vidil Point, the SW point of the is- land, is formed by a sandy spit. The whiteness of the sandy bot- tom makes the spit appear to extend farther than it actually does. Vessels can anchor about 0.2 mile W of Vidil Point, in

bay with Molembi Islet bearing 037°, and anchor when the two extremities of Malekoula Island bear about 120°.

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Southwest Bay (16°29'S., 167°25'E.) lies about 7 miles

NNW of Ure Island. A red sandstone bluff is prominent 1.25 miles ENE of Benehour Point, its S entrance point. A coral reef, which seldom dries but which usually can be seen, ex- tends 1 mile N from Benehour Point. The sea breaks on the N end of this reef. Depths less than charted may exist on the reef extending NW from Benehour Point and the inshore coral reefs in Southwest Bay.

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Anchorage.—When approaching Southwest Bay, pass not

less than 1 mile N of Ten Stick Islet (16°29'S., 167°25'E.). Anchorage can be obtained, in 10 to 30m, within the shelter of the bay, good holding ground. The recommended anchorage, in 14.6m, lies with the lagoon entrance bearing 160°, distant 0.5 mile. Occasionally, a W wind blows for periods up to 2 weeks, making the anchorage untenable and landing difficult. Mounvet Point (Hook Point) (16°25'S., 167°24'E.) lies 4

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miles NNW of Southwest Bay. The point is low, but on each side of it are conspicuous gray cliffs. A reef, which breaks, extends about 0.5 mile SW and W from the point. Reef Point lies 4.5 miles NNW of Mounvet Point and is low and wooded. Dixon Reefs lie 1 mile off Reef Point. Pacey Point, 7 miles N of Reef Point, is the N end of the above series of cliffs, all about the same height and prominent from the W. 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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