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Sector 1. Iles Tuamotu, Iles Marquises, Iles de la Societe, and Iles Tubuai

but deep, but with E winds it is dangerous. A current has been reported to set S across the entrance with N winds.

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Two white range lights standing at the foot of a remarkable

cliff, and a white house at an elevation of 30m, all of which are in line bearing 262.5°, mark the channel entrance. The rear beacon has been reported to be impossible to see until on the alignment for vessels approaching from the N.

Baie de Maroe is a deep and extensive basin extending WSW for about 2 miles from the inner end of Passe Farerea.

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The bay is sheltered except from the E; squalls from the mountain sometimes occur suddenly.

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Aspect.—The mountains in the N part of the island attain a

height of 669m, and a height of 462m in the S part. With SE winds the land is generally covered with clouds and hidden by rain squalls, especially during the night when it is imprudent to make an approach. In thick weather the N point is the best landfall.

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The barrier reef lies up to 0.9 mile off the SW side; in some

places it is awash and in others it is sunken. From the NE side to the NW side it is a fringing reef.

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Anchorage.—Anchorage is available in the W part of the

bay, in depths of 30 to 35m, mud and sand, good holding ground.

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Caution.—The remains of an old beacon, with a depth of

1.9m and considered an obstruction to navigation, lie about 120m WSW of Tetoaihurei Point.

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Passe Tiare, 1.5 miles N of Passe Farerea, leads W then SW

into Baie Faie. The pass is deep, but narrow, and should only be used by vessels with local knowledge.

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Oyster cultivation cages canbe found inside the bays and

lagoons of Huahine. 1.81 Fare (16°42'S., 151°01'W.) (World Port Index No.

55825) is situated about 0.5 mile SE of Pointe Teffaao, on the NW side of the island. The port is protected by a coastal reef which extends about 0.3 mile offshore SW of Pointe Teffaao, and the barrier reef which lies 0.7 mile offshore, WSW of the village of Fare.

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Depths—Limitations.—There are three berths available

from E to W, as follows: 1. A quay, 61m long, with alongside depths of 8 to 9m. 2. A quay, 82m long, with alongside depths of 5 to 8m. 3. A quay, 29m long, with a depth alongside of 1.5m. Due to the strong current alongside the quays, it is recom- mended to use an anchor when berthing.

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Faahia River.

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A ro-ro berth is situated close WNW of the mouth of the The port of Fare is entered from the NW through Passe

Avamoa, which has a width of about 0.2 mile between the coastal reef on the N and the barrier reef on the S. There is a least depth of at least 10m on the range line. There are two lights, in line bearing 126.5°, situated 0.3 mile SSE of Fare. This range will lead through Passe Avamoa to the anchorage 0.1 to 0.2 mile offshore W of Fare. Vessels should moor head and stern in the direction of the pass, in 18.3 to 29m, mud.

Caution.—Caution is advised as the range lights may be obscured when only slightly off the range line.

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1.82 Passe Avapehi (Passe Avapeihi) (16°43.6'S.,

151°02.9'W.), about 1 mile SSW of Passe Avamoa, is about 0.2

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mile wide between the barrier reefs and has a least charted depth of 17m; the passage leads to Baie Haavai. Two beacons on shore, in range 094.5°, lead through Passe Avapehi to Baie Have.

To proceed to Fare from Passe Avapehi, steer a course of 025° for the flagstaff which stands on the wharf.

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A deep intricate channel is formed inside the barrier reef

from Passe Avapehi, SSE 3 miles to Port Bourayne. This channel and the channel inside the barrier reef which leads farther SE to Baie Teapaa and Baie Haapu, 0.75 and 1.5 miles, respectively, from Port Bourayne, should only be used by ves- sels with local knowledge.

1.83 Haavai Bay (16°44'S., 151°02'W.) is well sheltered,

but with depths too deep for the anchoring of small vessel. An an-chor buoy for the mooring of crossing vessels is anchored at the opening of the bay; it cannot be used without special au- thorization and in addition, mooring is prohibited there at night. Anchorage for large vessels can be taken in the N part of Port Bourayne, in depths of 25 to 30m, mud.

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Raiatea and Tahaa are two islands enclosed within the same

barrier reef, located about 20 miles W of Huahine. Raiatea, the largest, about twice the size of Tahaa, lies in the S part. Together, the islands extend 23 miles in a N-S direction and are about 9 miles wide in places.

The barrier reef is about 2 miles offshore and encloses the channel that lies between the two islands. There are eight pass- es through the reef to Raiatea and two passes through the reef to Tahaa.

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Oyster cultivation cages canbe found inside the bays and lagoons of Tahaa and Raiatea.

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Tides—Currents.—A SE current with a rate of 2 knots has

been experienced during an established NW wind about 10 miles W of the islands. Generally, the set is NW at less than 1 knot. Currents within the passes are generally weak, with the ebb being the stronger; however, the sea state outside the reef greatly affects the rate and set of these currents.

With winds from the SSE, a long and heavy swell is experi- enced off the island’s SW side.

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1.84 Raiatea (16°50'S., 151°24'W.) has a range of mountains which extends N-S. Near the center and at about 5 miles from the S end of the island, the highest peak of Mont Tefauaiti rises to a height of 1,017m. Numerous spurs extend to the coast, and the coastline is indented by many bays. Mont Tapioi, with a flat top, stands out at a height of 294m in the N part of the island.

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Passe Teavapiti (16°45'S., 151°25'W.) is a break in the

barrier reef approximately 3 miles SE of Pointe Motutapu, the N extremity of the island. Taoru, an island, divides the pass into two parts; the N pass is the principal pass used. Ofetaro, which is covered with brush and some coconut palms, is situ- ated on the barrier reef 0.2 mile N of Taoru.

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Passe Teavapiti is about 135m wide; there is a least charted

depth of 12m on the range. Lights in line bearing 269° lead through the pass.

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When the barrier reef has been cleared, about 275m NW of

Taoru, lights situated off Uturoa, in line bearing 315°, lead in- side the barrier reef to a point E of Pointe Tonoi; then follow the track as charted, or continue on course 315° to the wharf. 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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