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Sector 3. The Fiji Islands and the Lau Group

Vessels over 75m long, awaiting free pratique, anchor at the quarantine area, 0.6 mile NNE of Kings Wharf, in 27m, sand. Caution.—A patch, with a depth of 13.4m, lies 55m N of

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the range line, 0.45 mile ENE of the front range light. A depth of 6.4m is charted about 0.2 mile ENE of the same light. A reef, which dries 0.9m and is marked by beacons, lies 0.3 mile NE of the front range light.

Islands East of Viti Levu

3.43 Ngau (18°00'S., 179°20'E.), 30 miles E of Kamba

Point, is about 11 miles long in a N-S direction. Ndelaitho, 715m high, its highest peak, rises 2.5 miles S from its N extremity. Lion Peak, 320m high, is located 2.5 miles SSE of the NW extremity of the island.

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Singuma Harbor (17°57'S., 179°16'E.) is formed by an

indentation on the N coast of Ngau Island. A pair of leading lights mark the entry to the anchorage, in line bearing 138°, and are lit on request only. Local knowledge is required to enter the harbor and limited to vessels up to 42m in length. The island is fronted on the W by a barrier reef which ex-

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tends up to 3.5 miles offshore. Its E side is fronted by a fring- ing reef.

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of the island.

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side of the island.

Yathiwa Island is located on the barrier reef, about 1 mile S There are three passes through the barrier reef on the NW In Thumbaithsa Passage, the S channel, there is a least depth

of 3.7m on the range line, with the W extremity of the island in line bearing 136° with Yathiwa Island.

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In the center channel, there is a least depth of 12.8m on the

range with Lion Peak bearing 115°. This channel is about 0.1 mile wide between a 7.3m patch on the S side, which is clearly visible, and a 4.1m patch on the N side, which is not so distinct.

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Wakathiva Passage, the farthest N, is deep in the fairway and

about 0.1 mile wide between a 3.7m patch on the S side and a 5.5m patch on the N. Lion Peak, bearing 132°. It leads through the middle of the channel.

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Anchorage.—Good anchorage can be taken, in a depth of

31m, 1.5 miles NNW of the W extremity of the island and, in 37m, 1 mile NNE of the above anchorage.

3.44 Mambulitha Reef, 5 miles S of Yathiwa Island, is

awash and generally breaks heavy. Soundings give no warning of the proximity of this danger.

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Nairai (17°48'S., 179°26'E.), a volcanic island, lies 9 miles

NE of Ngau. It is surrounded by barrier reefs which extend 5 miles off the W coast and 4 miles off the N and S extremities. Caution.—Nairai Island was reported (1970) to lie about 0.5

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mile ESE of the charted position. Navigate only in conditions when reefs can be most clearly seen; dangerous coral pinnacles exist in the vicinity of the island.

3.45 Nayatha Entrance, an opening in the SW barrier reef,

leads to an anchorage off Tovulailai, which is near the middle of the W side of the island. The entrance may be made with Green Mound in line bearing 055° with a peak. When a point about 0.7 mile NW of Green Mound is in line bearing 010° with a summit about 1 mile N of it, steer that bearing to the

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3.46 Wakaya (17°37'S., 179°01'E.), an island 181m high,

lies 9 miles NNW of Mbatiki Island. The W side of the island is fringed by a reef, and the remaining part is surrounded by a barrier reef enclosing a lagoon, which extends about 3.5 miles N and SE from the NW and S extremities of the island, re- spectively, and 3 miles off the E side. At the N extremity the barrier reef joins the reef extending S from Makongai Island. The lagoon is deep except for a 7.3m patch, 1.8 miles E of

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the summit of Wakaya, and shoals near the NW and SE ends, which may best be seen on the chart.

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North of Wakaya, on the NW side of the lagoon, there is a

pass, Ndaveta ni Kaindraiimba, which is deep in the fairway and 0.3 mile wide. A sunken rock, which must be rounded, is on the S side of the fairway about 0.2 mile inside the entrance. There are other dangers 1 mile E of the entrance.

Ndaveta ni Kavu, 0.8 mile NW of the N extremity of the island, may be used by vessels with local knowledge.

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An opening on the NE side of the lagoon can be entered by keeping the N and NW extremity of Wakaya in line bearing 249°. Anchorage.—Anchorage may be taken in the bight on the N end of the island, in 16 to 26m, sand and coral.

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Makongai Island (17°27'S., 178°59'E.) lies 7.5 miles N of

Wakaya; it has two peaks in the center about the same height, 267m. A quarantine station lies on the island.

Makondronga, an island, lies within the barrier reef, 0.5 mile NW of Makongai.

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A barrier reef surrounds Makongai, enclosing a large lagoon

on the W side which has depths of 11 to 38m. The reef is bro- ken in the NW sector.

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The lagoon may be entered through Ndaveta Yawalevu

Passage on the W side. To enter, bring the S extremity of the island to bear 112°, or a set of range beacons shown from the island’s W side in line bearing 101°.

The best anchorage is in Dalithe Bay, on the NW side of the island, in 18 to 26m, sand and coral.

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Vatu Vula is an isolated coral shoal, S of the above entrance. Makongai Channel (17°27'S., 178°55'E.), a frequented

passage between Vatu Vula and the barrier reef of Vatu-i- Thake, is 2 miles wide.

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Caution.—An area 0.8 mile wide, 1.3 miles WNW of Vatu

Vula, always breaks. Vessels generally pass about 0.5 mile from Vatu Vula.

Care should be taken to give a wide berth to the NE horn of the barrier reef of Ovalau; it is difficult to see at night.

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anchorage off the village. There are numerous dangers within the barrier reef.

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Naleve Entrance, 0.8 mile S of Nayatha Entrance, may be

entered with lights in line bearing 040°. A good lookout is necessary for coral patches.

Natovi, 0.8 mile S of Nairai, is remarkable for its magnetic anomaly.

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Mbatiki Island, 186m high, lies 12 miles W of Nairai. It is

almost completely surrounded by reefs extending 0.5 mile from shore. A strong S set may be encountered in this area. Caution.—Thakau Momo (17°39'S., 179°18'E.), an atoll, is

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