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

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Faka’amunei Anchorage offers a convenient anchorage out-

side the reefs lying off Pangai and is used by vessels arriving too late to transit the channel S of the anchorage in safety. Deep- draft anchorage is available among the reefs, but only vessels with a draft of 5m or less may reach the inner anchorages. Faka’amunei Anchorage lies off the NW side of Lifuka

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Island, but is not safe in W winds. Anchor, in depths of 29m, sand, with the N end of the island bearing 090° and about 1.1 miles distant. A W set has been experienced in the vicinity of Faka’amumei Anchorage.

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Within the reefs, the only safe anchorage for deep-draft

vessels is available in the vicinity of Lua Vika. Vessels are afforded anchorage, in a depth of 25m, sand and coral, about 0.4 mile S of the reef or, in a depth of 20m, 0.3 mile WSW of the reef.

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Anchorage for vessels off Pangai is available, in a depth of

8m, with a conspicuous flagstaff bearing 124°, 0.5 mile distant. Caution is advised as this anchorage affords little shelter from winds or bad weather from the W.

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Directions.—To approach the anchorages near Lua Vika

from the N, sail as safely as navigation permits to the general vicinity of Faka’amunei Anchorage. After fixing the vessel’s po- sition, steer to pass about 90m W of the buoy marking Mariner Patch. After passing between Mariner Patch and Lua Sii, steer to pass W of Lua Matavai, then steer a mid-channel course between Hakau Fusipala and Lua Vika, then anchor as desired.

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To reach the deep-draft anchorages from the W, steer an E

course towards Lua Vika, passing N of Lua Tula and S of the dangers lying about 0.3 mile NNE of it.

The channels from the deep-draft anchorage to the inner anchorage require local knowledge.

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2.63 Pangai (19°48'S., 174°21'W.) (World Port Index No.

55600), the principal town on Lifuka Island, is situated near the middle of the W shore of the island. The Governor resides here. Several public buildings, churches, and missions are situated in the town. A pier, 15m long with a least depth of 2.1m at its head, extends NW from the town.

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Foa Island (19°45'S., 174°18'W.) lies on the barrier reef

with its SW extremity 0.4 mile NE of Lifuka Island. It is a low, densely wooded island about 4 miles long. The SE side is bordered by low cliffs, and the NW coast consists of sandy beaches and rocky points. The coastal reef on the latter side is broken and there are several off-lying patches.

Nukunamu is a low, wooded islet, 15.2m high, lying close NE of the N extremity of Foa Island.

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Ha’ano Island (19°40'S., 174°17'W.), the farthest N of the

group, lies 0.8 mile N of Nukunamu. It is covered with trees which have an elevation of 30m.

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A barrier reef, which breaks heavily, follows the trend of the

E coastline of the chain of islands N from Uoleva, separated from them by a narrow channel; from the N end of Ha’ano Island, it extends 0.6 mile farther N. On the W side of the islands it becomes a fringing reef with a broken and irregular edge for the greater part of its length.

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On approaching from the NW, Ha’ano Island, Foa Island,

and Lifuka Island appear as one low line of land broken by gaps. If making for the anchorages off Lifuka Island, steer for the second gap from the N.

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Fotuha’a Island (19°48'S., 174°44'W.), 9 miles NNE of

Kotu, on the W side of the group, is about 61m high to the tops of the trees. Cliffs, 24 to 27m high, form the coastline through- out; landing is only possible in good weather.

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Fatumanongi, a small, flat rock 3m high, lies 2.3 miles N of

Fotuha’a. A spit, with a depth of 5.5m, extends 0.2 mile N from the rock.

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Tofua (19°45'S., 175°04'W.), 16.5 miles NW of Kotu, is an

active volcano. The island appears flat-topped and rises to a height of 506m, rising steeply from the coast except on the NW side, where the slope is more gradual.

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Kao (19°40'S., 175°02'W.), an active island volcano, lies 2

miles NNE of Tofua and is separated from it by a deep, clear channel. It rises in the center to a peak, 1,030m high, which appears as an almost perfect cone from every direction. The coast of the island is rocky and cliffy in many places and is steep-to all around.

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the island.

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Caution.—Volcanic activity has been reported (1993) on A rock, 0.9m high, lies 1.3 miles N of Kao. Depths of 26 to

27m lie 0.3 mile NW of the rock. 2.64 Niniva (19°46'S., 174°38'W.), an islet, 26m high, lies

close within the SW extremity of an extensive coral reef enclosing a lagoon, about 5.5 miles NE of Fotuha’a Island. Hakau Iki, a detached coral reef, awash, lies 0.6 mile WNW

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of the W extremity of Hakau Homaulu, the reef on which Niniva is located.

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Hakau Lahi is an extensive reef enclosing a lagoon, separ-

ated from the NE side of Hakau Homaulu by a deep channel about 1 mile wide. Meama, an islet 32m high, is located close within the NW extremity of the island, and a wooded islet, 18.3m high, lies close within the SE extremity. Detached shoals, with depths of 2.7 to 5.5m, lie 0.5 to 1 mile S of the S extremity of Hakau Lahi.

Balfour Patch (19°42'S., 174°34'W.), with a least depth of 10.1m, coral, and steep-to, lies 3.3 miles N of Meama. Smith Shoal, with a least depth of 3.7m, and steep-to, lies 6 miles ESE of Meama.

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Hakau Eihiho is a small reef lying 2 miles SSE of Niniva.

Two detached reefs, with depths of 5.5m and 4.6m, lie 0.4 mile and 0.7 mile S, respectively, of the reef.

2.65 Lofanga Island (19°50'S., 174°33'W.), a low, flat-

topped, and wooded island bordered by cliffs, lies 2.5 miles SE of Hakau Eihiho. The principal village is on its S side. A reef projects 0.3 mile to the W of the island, and a small detached coral head, with a depth of 3.7m, lies 0.5 mile off the W end of the island. Another small, coral patch, with a depth of 2.7m, lies 0.4 mile N of the island.

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The channel between Lofanga Island and Hakau’ata, which

lies in the middle of a reef 1.5 miles SE, is obstructed by a cluster of rocks, awash, nearly in the center of the passage. Anchorage.—Anchorage can be taken by small vessels, in

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20m, sand and coral, with the right tangent of the island bear- ing 062° and the left tangent bearing 277°.

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Hakau Fakaosi Toume is a reef on a detached bank which

dries 1.2m, 4.8 miles ENE of Smith Shoal and about 2.3 miles WNW of the W extremity of Foa.

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