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THE JUNK ANCHORAGE

The Tanjong City Marina once located beside the Heritage Car Ferry Terminal at the century-old Church Street Pier broke up and silted over in 2012. There is no longer a marina at this location.

Anchor anywhere north of and inside the shallow middle bank in 6-15 metres on a mud and rubbish-strewn bottom. This is known as the Junk Anchorage and is historically famous over the centuries where the Chinese cargo junks moored. The area lies off the clan jetties along the shoreline (the New, Yeoh, Lee, Tan, Chew and Lim family jetties). Diesel fuel is usually available from a fuel barge moored nearby.

A mile south (5°23.983N, 100°20.074E) is the Sungai Penang (Penang River) anchorage with the advantage of the dinghy navigable river right up to some floating pontoons, between two bridges. Both anchorages are exposed to weather from the north and east and holding is not the best. Use plenty of scope.

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