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Sector 3. The Fiji Islands and the Lau Group

gerous among these hazards; a good masthead lookout and the sun in a favorable position will be the best guides.

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From Verata Point to Kamba Point, 10 miles SSE, the coast

recedes about 3 miles and forms a bay that is filled with shore reefs and numerous isolated reefs and dangers.

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Moturiki Island (17°45'S., 178°45'E.) lies 8 miles offshore,

8.5 miles SE of Tailevu Point. The island extends 5 miles SSE from its N extremity.

Mbua Waters is the name given to the water area inside the barrier reef S of Moturiki Island to Kamba Point.

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Viwa Island, 49m high, lies 0.6 mile offshore, 5.3 miles S of

Verata Point. Large vessels may navigate in Mbua Waters as far S as abreast of Viwa Waters, but the vessel should be conned from aloft with the sun astern.

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Caution.—In Mbua Waters, sunken coral reefs are numer-

ous and soundings give no warning when approaching these dangers. It is probable that there may be patches of coral that are not charted; great vigilance is necessary when navigating among them.

3.40 Tomberua Passage, about 2.5 miles E of Kamba Point,

leads through the barrier reef to the S extremity of Mbua Waters. It is available to vessels of 3.4m draft.

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Moturiki Channel, 1 mile S of Moturiki Island, is about 0.5

mile wide between the reefs which fringe the islands of Thang- alai on the N and Leleuvia on the S side of the channel, re- spectively.

The barrier reef extends 11.5 miles S from the S entrance point of Moturiki Channel to Tomberua Passage.

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Mambualau Islet (17°58'S., 178°47'E.), 27m high to the

tops of the trees and conspicuous, stands on the W edge of the barrier reef, 2.5 miles N of Tomberua Passage. It is a valuable mark for making the coast in this area.

3.41 Ovalau (17°41'S., 178°49'E.) lies 9 miles E of Tailevu

Point and about 1 mile N of Moturiki Island. The island rises to a height of 626m and is rugged throughout. The island lies close within the barrier reef which extends 4.5 miles NE from its N extremity, and 3 miles SSE from its S extremity.

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Between Ovalau and Naingani, 5 miles NW, the seabed

presents an irregular contour, and there are numerous dangers and shoals. The area is filled with reefs which may best be seen on the chart.

The sunken barrier reef between these two islands is broken by a gap 1 mile wide, about 3 miles NW of Ovalau.

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Na Tumbari Entrance, between Lekaleka Reef, awash, on the

N, and Mbalavu Reef, awash at half tide, on the S, is the principal entrance to Levuka Harbor. The channel is about 0.2 mile wide between the 9.1m lines, and has a least depth of 35m charted between the reefs on the range line. Lights, in line bearing 263°, lead through Na Tumbari. The front light is a neon light in the form of a cross on the face of the church; the rear light is a vertical neon strip about 0.1 mile W of the front light. Waitovu Entrance, about 1.3 miles N of Na Tumbari En-

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trance, is formed between the N end of Lekaleka Reef and Mbuli Mbuli Reef, 0.6 mile farther N. Mbuli Mbuli is awash at LW. This entrance is 0.4 mile wide, with an average depth of 12.8m, but there is a rock, with a depth of 5.5m, in mid-chan- nel.

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about 1.2m.

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Tides—Currents.—The neap and spring tidal rise here is Depths—Limitations.—Kings Wharf lies S of the entrance

range and offers two berths, with alongside depths of 6.7 to 7.9m. Three sunken piles, with a least depth of 5m, lie within 30m of the NE corner of the wharf.

Vessels up to 30,000 dwt, with a maximum length of 171m and a maximum draft of 7.6m, can be accommodated. Aspect.—The mountains W of Levuka are rugged, steep,

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and densely wooded, rising to a height of 375m within 0.7 mile of the coast. There are two prominent war memorials; one, 10m high, stands on shore 0.15 mile NW of Kings Wharf, while the other, of stone, 11m high, is situated 0.4 mile farther N. A church, which has a square clock tower, is also pro- minent. An oil tank, 0.4 mile SSE of the S war memorial, is conspicuous.

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Pilotage.—Pilotage is compulsory. Vessels send their ETA

at least 48 hours in advance to the Port Master, Suva. The pilot boards about 1 miles ENE of the Na Tumburi Entrance. Tankers are only berthed between sunrise and sunset; there are no restrictions on unberthing.

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Signals.—Storm signals are shown at the Custom House

during the typhoon season. The signals, which are displayed until conditions improve, are, as follows: 1. Preliminary Typhoon Warning—Yellow pennant. 2. Final Typhoon Warning—Black pennant.

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Anchorage.—General anchorage is available E of the wharf,

in depths of 27 to 36m, sand, good holding ground. The swing- ing room here is cramped; therefore, vessels are not recom- mended to remain anchored overnight.

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Levuka (17°41'S., 178°50'E.)

World Port Index No. 55550 3.42 Levuka is a small, natural harbor located on the E side

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