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Sector 10. Micronesia, Palau, and Guam

Lele Harbor (5°20'N., 163°02'E.)

World Port Index No. 56570 10.5 Lele Harbor, located on the E side of the island, is

sheltered from SW winds by the mountains of the interior and from NE winds by Lele Island.

Winds—Weather.—See the beginning of paragraph 10.2 for further information.

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Tides—Currents.—The spring range here is about 1.4m, while the mean range is 0.9m.

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Currents with velocities up to 1.5 knots are sometimes en-

countered off the N and S sides of the island. Strong currents have been experienced, setting N or S, off the entrance of Lele Harbor. It is reported that strong currents set SW across the entrance of this harbor during strong NE winds.

The tidal currents, which set in and out of the several harbors, are weak and normally attain velocities up to 0.5 knot. Depths—Limitations.—The reefs fringing the shores of the

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harbor can usually be made out at LW, but muddy water, es- pecially after heavy rains, prevents them from being recog- nized at HW.

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The entrance channel of Lele Harbor is about 0.1 mile wide

between the reefs on either side, and is easy to recognize as the seas break on these reefs, even at HW.

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Eripou, a reef awash at LW and reported to be extending N,

lies on the S side of the harbor, close within the entrance, which is marked by a beacon.

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The wreck of a minelayer, with mines aboard, lies in the S

portion of the harbor, about 90m S of the front range light, and has a charted depth of 19.6m, while a visible wreck is charted about 0.2 mile N of the light. Wrecks with a charted depth of 9.6m are charted about 0.2 mile and 0.1 mile N of the same light.

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A concrete wharf, 46m in length, with a depth alongside of

8.2m, is situated on the SW side of Lele Island. A concrete pier is situated on the S shore of the harbor. The pier is used by an oil company and has a permanently-moored barge alongside. The channel leading to the pier was cleared to a depth of 14.9m.

Aspect.—Mount Fenkofuru, which is wooded, occupies the

E part of Lele Island, which forms the N side of the harbor. The E spur of this hill slopes down to D’Urville Point, the E ex- tremity of the island. The W end of the island is low and has some scattered houses along the shores. A church, reported to be visible up to 10 miles from seaward, stands near the W end of Lele Island. The hospital is situated at the NE extremity of the island. Mangroves border the SW shore of the harbor.

Anchorage.—Due to limited turning space it is recom- mended that large vessels do not enter the harbor. The best anchorage, during NE winds, is off the village of Lele, in 13.7m, fine black sand. Anchorage can be taken, in 22m, W of Eripou. Vessels have experienced dragging, especially when E winds blow through the narrow entrance. Entering is difficult during strong E winds.

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range.

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Directions.—The harbor is marked by beacons and a lighted Caution.—Kosrae Island is fringed by a reef that extends up

to 1 mile offshore in one place on the NW side. After heavy rains, muddy water extends some distance offshore and ap-

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Pingelap Atoll

Mokil Atoll (6°40'N., 159°47'E.) consists of three low

wooded coral islands located on a reef enclosing a lagoon. The outer edge of the reef is steep-to. There are no passages into the lagoon except for two boat passages which are only usable at HW. Prominent trees, excellent marks for vessels lying-to W of the islands, stand on the S ends of Urak Island and Mokil Island and on the N end of Manton Island. A stone wall, used as a landing place, is situated on the N part of the W coast of Mokil Island.

A native village is situated on the N part of Mokil Island. A radio station is situated on Mokil Atoll.

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The Senyavin Islands, which consist of Pohnpei Island, Ant

Atoll, and Pakin Atoll, lie with the E end of Ponape Island, about 88 miles W of Mokil Atoll.

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Pohnpei (6°55'N., 158°15'E.) is a large island composed of

basalt and is surrounded by a barrier reef and by over 25 islets, some of them volcanic. Mountain ranges traverse the island throughout its length and breadth. Totolom, a peak about 4.3 miles N of the S end of the island, is 732m high and is often obscured by clouds. The summit of the island, located about 0.5 mile further N, rises to a height of 778m.

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There are many streams, the upper reaches of which are

narrow and have a steep slope. They flow through the valleys, forming waterfalls and rapids, and widen greatly at their mouths. During the frequent freshets, quantities of soil are carried down, forming flats off the coast.

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Several basaltic islands lie inside the barrier reef, detached

from the main island, and many coral islets lie on the reef it- self. The main island is covered with luxuriant forests of coco- nut palms and other trees, which slope up gently from the

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pears as reefs at times. During E winds, heavy swells have been encountered near the entrance of Lele Harbor.

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Reefs are reported (1996) to lie off the SW side of Lele Is- land.

10.6 Pingelap Atoll (6°13'N., 160°42'E.) consists of Pingelap Island, Deke Island, and Sukeru Islet (Takai Islet), all lying on the same reef in the lagoon, in which there is a shallow passage usable only at HW. The islands are low and wooded. A village stands on the SW side of Pingelap Island. There is regular air service to Pohnpei. 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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