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Sector 2. The Line Islands, the Cook Islands, the Samoa Islands, and the Tonga Islands

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An inbound vessel should fix its position offshore and head

for Mulifanua on course 148°. When the range lights become visible, continue on the range, bearing 148°, and anchor, in 29m, about 0.8 mile from the front beacon. A depth of 11.6m is charted on the range line NW of the anchorage.

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Manono (13°51'S., 172°06'W.) is an island lying nearly 2

miles WNW of Cape Fatuosofia. The reef which surrounds Manono is connected to Upolu; the reef extends 0.6 mile W of Manono, and an islet, 37m high, is located near the W edge of this reef.

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From Cape Tapaga, the S coast of Upolu extends W 19.5

miles to Cape Nuutoi, then continues about 21 miles WNW to Cape Fatuosofia.

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set E.

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lies about 14 miles NE of Cape Tapaga.

Tides—Currents.—The currents off the S coast of Upolu Hertha (13°53'S., 171°16'W.), a bank with a depth of 27m, Nuutele (14°02'S., 171°22'W.) and Nu’ulua, two islets

joined by a reef, lie 1.3miles and 2 miles SE, respectively, of Cape Tapaga.

Apia Clock Tower

either early morning or late afternoon, as the trade wind is less fresh then.

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Regulations.—Vessels should send their ETA to the local

authorities at least 48 hours in advance, confirming 24 hours prior to arrival. Pratique should be requested at least 12 hours before arrival.

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Between November and April, vessels may not immobilize

their main engines without the harbormaster’s permission, and should be ready to sail with 2 hour’s notice.

Signals.—Apia Harbor Control and the pilot may be con- tacted by VHF.

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Anchorage.—Ships awaiting a berth can anchor about 1

mile N of East Reef, in 46 to 49m, coral, poor holding ground. Vessels may also anchor, in 37m, N of the harbor entrance, on or near the range lines.

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Anchoring is prohibited in the vicinity of the tanker terminal.

Directions.—Entry to the harbor may be made with the approach range in line bearing 194°. A set of range beacons, in alignment bearing 133°, leads from the entrance range to the inner harbor.

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Caution.—A dense white smoke from local cooking fires

may obscure the marks in the approaches to the port. This smoke may be encountered particularly on Sunday.

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Between November and April, especially with a N or NW

swell, a heavy surge may be felt at Main Wharf, strong enough to force a vessel to leave her berth.

2.33 From Apia to Cape Faleula (13°47'S., 171°50'W.),

4.3 miles NW, the coast is low and fronted by reefs. The reef extends 1.5 miles seaward from Cape Faleula, the N extremity of the island. A bank, with a depth of 5.8m, is located 2 miles NW of the light which stands NNW of Cape Faleula.

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From Cape Faleula to Cape Fatuosofia, 15 miles WSW, the

coast is low and covered with vegetation. The coastal barrier reef extends from 0.5 to 1.5 miles offshore.

There is anchorage in an exposed position off the village of Mulifanua, 3 miles NE of Cape Fatuosofia.

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A rock, with a depth of 4.9m, lies 0.4 mile W of the NW

extremity of Nuutele, but its position is doubtful. Large vessels should avoid the passage between Nuutele and Upolu. Lepa, a village about 3.8 miles W of Cape Tapaga, is marked

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by a long, low, white church with a bright red roof. 2.34 Falealili Harbor (14°01'S., 171°41'W.), entered

about 12 miles W of Lepa, is sheltered from N winds only. Nuusafee, an islet, lies on the reef 1 mile WSW of the E entrance point. The reef extends 0.8 mile offshore, with inden- tations in it.

This harbor is too small and deep to allow sufficient chain to be veered in a heavy gale.

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Safata Harbor, about 9 miles WNW of Falealili Harbor, is a

reef harbor with depths of about 11 to 26m. The entrance is difficult to make out from a distance.

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In the entrance and in the central part of the bay are four

reefs, three of them on the center line of the bay. The outermost of the detached reefs has a depth of 4.9m, and the sea breaks on it in heavy weather; there is a depth of 0.9m on the middle reef which also breaks, and the inner reef dries. The channel on either side of the reef is about 0.2 mile wide. The E part of the harbor offers better shelter.

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From Safata Harbor, the coast trends 3.5 miles W to Round

Point (14°00'S., 171°55'W.), and then 4.5 miles NW to Lefaga Bay. The coast along this area is fringed by a reef.

Cape Mulitapu’ili (13°57'S., 171°59'W.), the W entrance point of Lefaga Bay, is a high bluff.

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From Cape Mulitapu’ili to Samatau, a large village 5 miles

NW, the coast is fringed by a reef which extends 0.5 mile offshore, then to the S side of Manono where the fringing reef extends about 1.5 miles offshore.

2.35 Apolima (13°49'S., 172°09'W.), an islet, 165m high,

lies about 1.8 miles NW of Manono Island. A rock, 12.2m high, lies 0.4 mile N of the islet.

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Apolima Strait separates Apolima from the SE extremity of

Savai’i Island, about 4 miles WNW. Depths of 14.9m and 16.1m are charted 2.3 miles WNW and 3.5 miles NNW, re- spectively, from Apolima.

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