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Sector 6. Iles Loyaute to the Santa Cruz Islands

A conspicuous building is situated 1.3 miles N of Black

Rock Point, 1.3 miles WNW of which is situated four tanks. A flagstaff stands W of Main Wharf. Tanks and a radio mast are situated 0.1 mile N and 0.3 mile S, respectively, of BP Term- inal.

Pilotage.—Pilotage is compulsory for vessels over 60m in length and is available 24 hours.

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Vessels should send their ETA and request for pilotage

through the harbormaster, or the vessel’s agent, at least 24 hours in advance. The pilot office is open from 0730 to 1130 and from 1315 to 1630.

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Vessels board the pilot from a white vessel 1 mile E of Black

Rock Point, or 1 mile S of Bridgestock Point (15°36'S., 167°06'E.) by prior arrangement. By night, the pilot vessel dis- plays a red flashing light.

Regulations.—Visiting yachts are required to clear customs on arrival, landing on a jetty W of the main wharf.

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Vessels should send their ETA and pratique requests to the harbormaster through Port Villa Radio (YJM). The pilot office may be contacted via VHF channel 16, while the pilot vessel may be raised on VHF channel 16, 2182 kHz, or by radiotele- graphy. The vessel’s call sign is “Pilot Vessel Moli Vatur.” Signals.—Current signals are shown from main wharf, as

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follows: 1. Flood current—yellow flag 2. Ebb current—red flag.

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Anchorage.—The recommended anchorage, sheltered from

SE winds, in a depth of 25m, good holding ground, lies 1.5 miles SW of Main Wharf. This berth is also sheltered from the major portion of the flood current.

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Anchorage is also available in Luganville Bay, 0.5 mile SW

of the W entrance point of the river located W of Main Wharf and 0.4 mile offshore. This berth offers depths of 17m, sand and mud. Another berth is available, in a depth 44m, 0.2 mile further out.

Anchorage can be taken 0.5 mile NNE of Belchif Point (15°33'S., 167°08'E.), in a depth of 29m, yellow mud bottom. Dart Anchorage, S of Belchif Point, and the E entrance point

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of the Renee River, offers anchorage, in a depth of 18m, bot- tom quality not stated. The berths are situated about 0.2 mile and 0.4 mile SE of Belchif Point.

A Prohibited Anchorage lies off Main Wharf; the pilot should be consulted for details.

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Directions.—Large vessels normally approach Segond Channel from the E. Lights are shown from Ile Toutouba, Black Rock Point, and a position about 1.8 miles NE of Black Rock Point.

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The W entrance to Segond Channel, S of Brigstocke Point,

and the fairways from seaward to it should only be used in daylight, fair weather, and only by vessels with local know- ledge.

Reports have recommended berthing port side-to, with the starboard anchor out. The approach to Main Wharf has been reported to be difficult, as the tidal current occasionally sets NW onto the wharf.

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South Cape (15°40'S., 166°50'E.), about 4.5 miles SW of

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Dangers to be avoided when approaching the berths of the

port include Pate Bidal, a shoal with a depth of 0.3m lying 0.5 mile WSW of Main Wharf. Caution is advised as Pate Bidal has been reported to have extended 0.2 mile WSW. Guyon

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Powell Point, is the S part of a bold promontory that marks the W termination of the S coast of Espiritu Santo. The extensive seaward face of the promontory is clear of off-lying dangers and is steep-to except on its SW point, where a fringing reef projects 0.1 mile. Nub Hill, 260m high, lies behind South Cape and is a distinctive object from the SE.

6.63 Tangoa Anchorage (15°35'S., 166°59'E.) lies N of

Tangoa Island, on either side of Annand Point. The best an- chorage is W of the point, in 22m, sand and mud, with the ex- tremities of Tangoa Island bearing 231° and 108°. The tidal current at the anchorage sets E and W, turning about 1 to 2 hours after HW and LW.

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Powell Point, located about 3 miles W of Araki Island, is steep

and rocky, and has a small bare, rocky islet, about 0.3 mile off it. On the N side of the point there is a small cove with an islet close to shore, behind which is a trading station. West of Powell Point there is a bay about 2.5 miles wide at its entrance, with a beach of large pebbles through which two streams discharge. Landing can be effected at the E end of the beach.

Reef, which dries, lies just N ofthe BP Terminal and is marked by a beacon.

Espiritu Santo Island—South Side

6.62 Baldwin Cove (15°35'S., 167°01'E.) lies about 3

miles WNW of Brigstocke Point. The cove is sheltered by a number of islets and reefs. Square Hill, a conspicuous, flat topped hill, lies 1.25 miles NW of the head of the cove. Venui Island, on the E side of the cove, is separated from Espiritu Santo by a passage which is deep and clear of dangers except for a 9.1m patch about 135m offshore on the E side of the S entrance.

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Tangice Island (15°35'S., 167°01'E.) lies on the W side of

the cove, with Carlo Islet 0.1 mile off its SE point. The islet is wooded and surrounded by reefs and shoals that project 135m from it.

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Baldwin Cove provides anchorage for one small vessel. The

recommended position is 0.3 mile NW of Venui Island and 0.15 mile from the E shore of the cove, in a depth of 18.3m, sand and coral. There are probably other anchorages in the cove, but they cannot be recommended without further exploration.

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Ulilapa Island (15°37'S., 167°01'E.), 41m high and wooded,

lies about 1 mile S of Tangice Island. Tubana Island, similar in appearance to Ulilapa Island, is smaller and lies 0.35 mile off the W end of Ulilapa Island. Both of these islands are unin- habited. There is a deep channel between these islands and Espiritu Santo.

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Araki Island (Hat Island), a remarkable flat-topped island,

lies 3.25 miles WSW of Tubana Island. The island shows up against the land behind it and is a distinctive object from the South. Elia Island, 2 miles NE of Araki Island, is wooded and only 0.1 mile in diameter.

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Tangoa Island (15°35'S., 166°59'E.) lies close off the shore

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