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110 miles from Singapore

MERSING. 2°26.600N, 103°51.113E

On the mainland, the port of Mersing has a river entrance to a jetty where fuel and water can be taken onboard. The jetty is the main ferry terminal to go to Tioman.

The channel is buoyed and has leading markers. The entrance sand bank is about one mile wide and very shallow. The rule of thumb is to effectively assume that the sandbars dry at datum.

There are plenty of ferries to follow in if you are unsure of the access depths. If you must stop here and can put up with the roll, drop anchor in 5 metres and go ashore by dinghy.

Mersing is a small, crowded, busy river and the main ferry transit point to Tioman and some dozen smaller islands. Offshore but close are Pulaus Tinggi, Rawa, Babi Basar and Sribuat. All offer reasonable anchorages, depending on prevailing winds.

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