This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
272

Sector 10. Micronesia, Palau, and Guam

beaches to the mountain tops. Extensive mangrove swamps, which continue to spread, are found on the S and W side of the island. A number of passages lead through the barrier reef into the reef-studded waters surrounding the island.

Caution.—Vessels are urged to exercise the appropriate cau-tion, as several floats are moored off the island and may best be seen on the chart.

10.6

10.7 Ronkiti Harbor (6°49'N., 158°10'E.), located on the

S shore of Pohnpei, is divided into an outer harbor and an inner harbor by projecting reefs. The entrance of the outer harbor lies between Narlap, a small island covered with a thick growth of trees, and numerous drying rocks which lie near the edge of the reef on the E side of the channel. The entrance channel is about 0.4 mile wide.

10.7

The outer harbor is deep, with depths of 82m in the middle

of the entrance to 18.3m or 22m at the N end. The narrows, which connect the outer harbor with the inner harbor, has a least charted depth of 14.6m in the fairway, but is only 37m wide. Sunken dangers lie on either side of the approach to the narrows. The inner harbor is snug and affords anchorage to small vessels with local knowledge near its head, in 12 to 14m. Mudok Harbor (6°47'N., 158°17'E.), located on the S shore

10.7

of Pohnpei, is entered E of Panian Island. The harbor is narrow and deep. The entrance is partially blocked by a 2.7m shoal, leaving a very narrow passage between it and the reefs oppo- site.

10.7

Lot Harbor (6°48'N., 158°19'E.), located on the SE ex-

tremity of Pohnpei, is a fissure in the reef, and is entered be- tween Ponarakku Cape and Nanpuil, an island 0.2 mile ENE. The navigable channel is only about 90m wide, with a depth of 29m, decreasing as the head of the harbor is approached. Two detached reefs lie in the harbor between the entrance and the anchorage off Lot village.

10.8 Metalanim Harbor (6°52'N., 158°21'E.) is entered

between the reefs N of Napali Island. The entrance, which is about 0.3 mile wide, can be identified by Takaiu Peak, a prom- inent sugarloaf rock, located on the N shore, about 2.5 miles WNW of Napali Island. A prominent waterfall is located on the SW side of the inner harbor. The ruins of a large castle stand on Nanmatol Island, on the S side of the harbor.

10.8

Metalanim Harbor has been swept to 12.8m within the limits

shown on the chart. The outer harbor is exposed to the prevail- ing winds and the inner harbor is suitable only for small craft. A reef, which dries, lies 0.3 mile WNW of the SW end of

10.8

Napali Island. Two detached reefs, with depths of 1.2m, lie about 0.8 mile WNW of the same point. These dangers are difficult to identify, even in good light and at LW, unless there is a heavy swell running into the harbor.

10.8

Anchorage.—Anchorage can be taken, in 33m, about 1.5

miles within the entrance and to the W of the two detached reefs. Large vessels are recommended to moor, or to anchor E of the two detached reefs, where the depths are over 55m.

10.9

Dekehtik is a low island with dense mangroves to seaward.

The Pohnpei International Airport is situated on this island, with the E-W runway situated approximately in the middle of the island. The commercial port facility is situated about 0.3 mile S of the runway at the beginning of a causeway which connects Dekehtik with Pohnpei. Four oil tanks stand about 90m E of the commercial wharf.

A rock, 2.4m high and conspicuous, stands on the barrier reef, about 2 miles NE of Pohnpei Passage.

10.9 10.9

Langar, an island of volcanic rock, lies on the E fringe of

Langer Road. The summit is flat and the upper part of the is- land is covered with vegetation. Clumps of coconut palms and breadfruit trees cover all parts of the island. The shores of the island are fringed by mangroves.

10.9

The pier situated at Not Point is no longer used as a commer-

cial facility; it was reported (1995) to be 335m long, with a depth of 9.1m alongside. The pier’s warehouse and a 20m high windmill on top are prominent landmarks.

Pohnpei Harbor (6°59'N., 158°12'E.)

World Port Index No. 56590

10.9 Pohnpei Harbor is irregular in shape, confined, and encumbered with numerous reefs. It forms a natural and pro- tected harbor.

10.9

Tides—Currents.—The tidal currents set out of Pohnpei

Passage at velocities of 0.5 to 1 knot. The ocean current off the entrance usually has a W set, but E sets have been reported. Depths—Limitations.—The main channel to the commer-

10.9

cial port is Sokehs (Jokaj) Passage. The channel is intricate, but marked by buoys, beacons, and lights. Shoals protrude inside the buoyed channel, but these shoals are located at the channel entrance and can be easily avoided, since the channel width at this point is more than sufficient. The controlling depth in the channel is 10m, referenced to LLW.

10.9

Pohnpei Passage, about 1.5 miles E of Sokehs Passage, lead-

ing to Langer Road, is about 0.2 mile wide between the 10m curves. It has a least charted depth of 7.5m, but general depths are much greater. The inner channel, leading to a small unused pier on the NE side of Not Point, is intricate and requires local knowledge. The commercial pier on the SW side of Dekehtik (Takatik) is 280m long, with a depth of 10m alongside. A turn- ing basin is situated W of the dock. It has a radius of 463m.

Aspect.—Tolap Peak, the summit of Sokehs Island, has a precipitous E side. Peipalap, a peak shaped like a lion’s head, stands near the NE end of the same island. A fixed aeronautical warning light, shown from the peak, is useful for navigation. Tamatamansakir, 586m high and prominent, is located 3 miles S of Tolap Peak.

10.9 10.9

Sankaku Mountain, located about 3.8 miles S of Not Point,

has the appearance of a symmetrical cone when viewed from the N. Upon nearing Pohnpei, the settlement of Kolonia ap- pears to stand at the base of the mountain.

Pub. 126 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
Produced with Yudu - www.yudu.com