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Palk Bay (E India)

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Palk Bay (E India)

Characteristics

Description

palk strait

24/03/2016
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gulf of mannar

24/03/2016
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Palk Bay, the continuation S of Palk Strait, is bounded on the E by the coast of Sri Lanka, on the S by Mannar Island, Adam’s Bridge, and Pamban Island, and on the W by the coast of India.

The bay has general depths of 11 to 12.8m, but on its E side depths of 9.1m and less extend up to 15 miles from the coast of Sri Lanka, and within it are several islands, rocks, and shoals.

On the S side of the bay depths of less than 9.1m extend up to 7 miles from the coast. The NW part of the bay has not been fully surveyed.

Caution.—Dangerous wrecks and other hazards to navigation in Palk Strait are best seen on the chart.

23/03/2012
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