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Sector 6. Iles Loyaute to the Santa Cruz Islands

24m, near the middle, 0.2 mile offshore. The depths are con- siderable outside the anchorage and there is usually a heavy swell during the SE trade winds.

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Pangkumu Bay (16°16'S., 167°39'E.) lies about 5 miles SE

of McNabb Bay and affords excellent protection and smooth water during the prevailing trade wind. A mission house stands at the head of the bay and makes a good landmark when approaching the anchorage. Close E of the mission house is a steep reddish bluff. The best anchorage is N of the mission house, in depths of 12 to 14m, with a large black boulder on the reef in line with the mission house bearing 179°, and two prominent coral boulders on the reef towards Bongnaun Point in line bearing 069°.

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Tesman Bay (16°18'S., 167°40'E.) is entered between the

NW entrance point of Assen Bay and Bongnaun Point. It is an excellent anchorage with N or W winds, but during the prevail- ing trades there is considerable swell. Anchorage may be ob- tained about 0.4 mile from the head of the bay, in 12m. Mansa Reef (16°18'S., 167°43'E.) consists of several dan-

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gerous patches of coral extending over a distance of 1 mile, and lies about 2.5 miles SE of Bongnaun Point. The least depth found over this danger was 1.8m, but as there are living coral heads, less water may be found. The shoal is usually dis- tinguishable by the light green color of the water. Winsor Patch lies about 1 mile SE of Bongnaun Point, and has a depth of 7m. Assen Bay affords fairly good anchorage, in a depth of about

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7m, protected from the usual trade winds. Mount Leggatt, 2.5 miles SW of the bay, is a good landmark. The mountain has a conspicuous dome-shaped summit and is the highest in the area.

6.57 Aulua Bay (16°19'S., 167°43'E.) is a slight recession

in the coast and is entirely open to the NE. A drying reef extends 0.4 mile from the W shore of the bay and has near its outer end a coral boulder 1.8m high. Near the E end of the bay is a white cliff that is conspicuous and a good landmark. There is a mission station at the head of the bay.

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Anchorage.—Good anchorage may be obtained off the

mission house, in a depth of 18m, with the mission bearing 190°, distant 0.3 mile, and the white cliff bearing 142°. Sasun Bay (Banan Bay), entered between Bangon Point and

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a point about 1.3 miles W, provides excellent shelter from the Southeast Trades, but is exposed to winds from NW and NE. A coral shoal, with a least depth of 6.1m, lies in the middle of the bay. Anchorage in SE winds can be found about 0.6 mile WSW of Bangon Point, in a depth of about 13.7m, but there is no reliable lead into the bay and care must be taken to avoid the dangers on the E side of the bay.

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False Bay (16°24'S., 167°47'E.) lies on the N side of Ashuk

Head, the W entrance point to Port Sandwich. Coral reefs extend about 0.1 mile from the shore on each side, but the head of the bay is clear. Crested Hill, 0.5 mile back of the NW shore of the bay, shows well from all directions.

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Port Sandwich (16°26'S., 167°47'E.) is entered between

Lamap Point and Ashuk Head. The entrance is a little more than 0.5 mile wide between the reefs; access is easy in any weather. The harbor is one of the best in Vanuatu, as it affords protection from all winds and has good holding ground. Sharks have been reported to be a serious danger to swimmers at Port Sandwich.

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Lamap village is situated close S of Lamap Point. A light is

shown about 0.2 mile SE of the N extremity of Lamap Point. A reef fringes the shore off this point and along the E shore of the port to Planter Point. The reef off Lamap Point, which dries, is marked by the sea breaking on it, even in the calmest weather.

Ashuk Head, on the W side of the entrance to the port, is a prominent bluff and wooded. The coast SSW of the head con- sists of coral cliffs and a sandy beach, with a few scattered mangroves.

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Gedge Patches (16°26'S., 167°47'E.), having several coral

heads covered with depths of 1.8 to 2.7m, lie on the E side of the fairway about 0.5 mile N of Planter Point. A vessel should not attempt to pass between the patches and the shore reef on the E side of the harbor. The N and W sides of Gedge Patches are marked by buoys.

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Anchorage.—Middle Bay, on the W side of the port, affords

anchorage, in a depth of 26m, with Planters Point bearing 177° and Deep Point in line with the NW edge of the reef which extends from Lamap Point bearing 065°. There are two anchor- ages off Planters Point, which can best be seen on the chart.

Espiritu Santo Island

6.58 Espiritu Santo Island (15°20'S., 166°55'E.), known

locally as Santo Island, is the largest of the Vanuatu group. The island is very mountainous on its S and W side. A group of is- lands lies fairly close off is SE extremity.

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Bougainville Strait (15°49'S., 167°12'E.) separates Espiritu

Santo Island from Malekoule Island. The strait is deep and free of dangers. Pasco Bank, with a least depth of 24m, lies 3.75 miles NNW of North Cape, the N extremity of Malekoule Island.

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Malo Island (15°41'S., 167°10'E.) lies off the SE coast of

Espiritu Santo, and is separated from it by a channel 1.8 miles wide. The island is composed of coral, 91 to 122m high, and is densely wooded. Malo Peak, 341m high, lies near the NW end of the island and is prominent from all directions except from the SE.

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Abnetare (15°39'S., 167°05'E.) lies near the NW extremity

of the island and is the site of a mission station. Vessels can an- chor off the mission station, in 18 to 20m, about 0.2 mile from the shore reef, with the NW extremity of Malo Island bearing 063°, and Malo Peak in line with the mission station bearing 123°. There is always some swell here; the tidal currents have a velocity of about 1 knot, with the flood setting S and the ebb setting N.

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The Malokilikili Islets, about 31m high, lie E and NE of

Lachaise Point (15°43'S., 167°14'E.), on the E side of Malo Island. The passage between the islets and Malo Island is ob- structed by numerous reefs and can only be used by boats. Anchorage.—Anchorage, with good protection from all but

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N winds, may be obtained NW of North Malokilikili Islet, in a depth of 12m, sand, with the island’s N point bearing 090°, 0.4 mile distant.

6.59 Bruat Channel (15°37'S., 167°10'E.) separates the N

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