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Sector 7. The Solomon Islands—East Part

tends about 1 mile off the NE point, being quite narrow else- where. There are apparently no off-lying dangers and depths of 183m were obtained 1 mile offshore.

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Anchorage.—The only sheltered anchorage is near the SW

end, where a bay 0.5 mile wide indents the coast. A sunken reef extends across the entrance of this bay, but there is a deep passage about 0.1 mile wide near the SW entrance of the bay. Inside the reef the depths are from 5.5 to 10.9m, sand and coral; outside, the depths deepen sharply to 92m. The bay affords excellent shelter for a small vessel during the Southeast Trades. A village is situated on the shore of the NE part of the bay.

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It was reported that excellent anchorage for large vessels can

be taken along the NW coast of Ndai Island, opposite a con- spicuous small cove, in 33m, good holding ground. Several charted shoals with depths of as little as 14.6m are between Ndai Island and the N end of Malaita Island.

7.18 Suulaha Cove (9°41'S., 161°31'E.) is entered about

3.5 miles NW of Cape Zelee and affords anchorage, in 9 to 28m. High trees line the shores of the cove, and a village stands on the N side of the mouth of a stream discharging into the head of the cove. A shoal depth of 9.1m lies nearly 1 mile S of the SE entrance point of the cove.

7.18

Suupeine Bay, at the head of the bay NW of Suulaha Cove,

is said to afford anchorage, in 9.1m, but it is somewhat open to the trade winds.

Cape Hartig, about 6.3 miles WNW of Cape Zelee, is recognized by its white beach, and stretching S from it is foul ground.

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Ariel Harbor (Teriari Harbor), a confined anchorage entered

from the NW, is fronted on its SW side by a reef which extends 0.5 mile NW and parallel to the coast. Two low, wooded islets are on this reef, and close NW of the N islet is a conspicuous boulder, also on the reef. There are depths of 12.8 to 16.5m in the harbor.

Maramasike Passage (South Entrance) is marked by two white beaches on the Malaita shore, known as Port Bougard. This passage should be used only by vessels of light draft,

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due to depths of 3.7m, in places, near the center of the passage. The channel through the passage was reported (1963) to have shoaled and altered position.

7.18

A chain of islands close off the coast of Malaita extends

about 16 miles NW from Uhu, an island about 8 miles NW of the S entrance of Maramasike Passage. The shores of these islands are uniform, low, wooded to the water’s edge, and all faced with a fringing reef. There are villages on the mainland abreast the narrow passages between the islands.

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The entrance of Wairokai Bay, SE of the NW island of the

chain, is 0.3 mile wide and deep. At the head of Wairokai Bay, a stream discharges, off which there is good anchorage, in 14 to 27m, about 0.1 mile offshore.

7.18

Royalis Harbor (Waisisi Harbor)(9°18'S., 161°05'E.), about

3.5 miles NW of Wairokai Bay, is nearly landlocked and af- fords good anchorage, in 33 to 36m, mud. The entrance of the harbor is 230m wide between the fringing reefs on either side, and has depths of 38 to 47m.

7.19 Suu Harbor (9°10'S., 160°55'E.), protected from the Northwest Monsoon, has depths over 92m in the entrance,

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7.20 To approach Suu Harbor, bring a prominent gap in the mountains to bear 047°. This course will lead into the harbor. Bina Harbor (8°55'S., 160°45'E.), about 18 miles NW of

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Suu Harbor, is fronted with several wooded islands fringed with coral ledges.

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There are two deep and clear entrances to the harbor; one is

S of Abuabua Island (Amboambua Island), between that island and Taaluli Island (Taluli Island), while the other is N of Abu- abua Island, between that island and Baali Island (Bali Island). Bina Island (8°55.8'S., 160°45.4'E.), E of Abuabua Island,

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is about 40m high and has several detached shoals extending SW from it.

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Vessels wishing to anchor S of Bina Island should enter the

passage between Abuabua Island and Taaluli Island, steering about 070° and anchoring as convenient.

7.20

There is a break in the chain of mountains near Alite Harbor,

but to the NW the range rises again to about 610m. This peculiarity, together with the high irregular land to the SE and the low land between, forms a good mark for this part of the coast.

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Anchorage.—Anchorage is available with local knowledge

in Alite Harbor (8°53'S., 160°44'E.), just N of Bina Harbor, and in Langa Langa Harbor (8°52'S., 160°46'E.), farther N and separated from Alite Harbor by a peninsula.

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Caution.—Alite Reef (8°53'S., 160°37'E.), centered about 7

miles E of Malaita Island, dries in places, and is not always visible, especially in calm weather and near dawn and dusk; it is marked near its SE end by a light.

7.21 Auki Harbor (8°43'S., 160°42'E.) (World Port Index

No. 57090) is entered between a detached reef, which dries 0.9m, and extends nearly parallel with the coast, and Entrance Point, about 0.2 mile N of the N end of the detached reef. Auki Harbor is the headquarters of the District Commissioner for the Malaita District.

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Depths—Limitations.—The entrance between the reefs on

either side is about 245m wide, but the navigable channel is reduced to about 0.1 mile by off-lying patches. The depths in the entrance are 19 to 37m.

7.21

A settlement on the NE side of the harbor offers two piers,

the N of which is the main berthing facility. The pier is about 37m in length, with alongside depths of 3 to 4m. The pier is connected to the shore by a causeway 114m in length.

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A light, and range lights in line bearing about 052°, mark the

harbor; the range may be difficult to locate in the low morning sun.

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Anchorage.—Anchorage may be taken, in about 24m, coral

sand, poor holding ground, in the center of the harbor. 7.22 Between Auki Harbor and Cape Ritters, about 10.5

miles NNW are Fiu Bay (8°43'S., 160°41'E.) and Koa Bay (8°38'S., 160°39'E.), which afford good anchorage during the Southeast Trades. Vessels not familiar with this area should approach this coast with caution and under favorable light because uncharted dangers probably exist.

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