Incorporating the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia… and more

Southeast Asia Pilot by Bill O’Leary & Andy Dowden

Malaysia West Malaysia, West Coast Port Dickson

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A PORT DICKSON - ADMIRAL MARINA 140 miles from Singapore

PORT DICKSON - ADMIRAL MARINA 2° 28.751N, 101° 50.689E

Admiral Marina and Leisure Club is a 120-berth marina and apartment complex, lying four miles south of Port Dickson inside an artificial breakwater. Immigration check-in facilities and many hotel leisure activities are available through the marina office.

From the north or west avoid the coral patches north and one mile south of the entrance. From the south pass close to Tanjung Tuan headland and lighthouse following the deeper inshore channel for 5 miles to the entrance buoy at 2°28.751N, 101°50.689E.

Favour the outer breakwater side on entry to find 120 berths, not all offering full electricity and water. There is a fuel dock, chandlery, pool, 24-hour security, a 30-ton travel lift, 7/11 shop and easy access to Port Dickson beaches and town. Booking a berth and fuel bunkering in advance is recommended. Tel: +60 66470888, VHF Ch.14 info@admiralmarina.com.my

B PORT DICKSON TOWN 145 miles from Singapore

PORT DICKSON TOWN. 2° 31.196N, 101° 47.943E

Approach from the west between the Pulau Arang beacon and the buoy marking the pipeline running out from the coast.

Anchorage can be found off the small old town jetty in 2-5 metres on a muddy bottom. This spot in front of the drive-through McDonalds is well protected from the north, but is open to squalls from other directions. It's a good spot to stop in for a crew 'Macca's Fix' a day up from Singapore. Further north is the Shell Oil terminal jetty, which can be seen from well offshore.

The town of Port Dickson is the weekend beach get-a-way for residents of Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur. It has CIQ check-in facilities at the immigration office in town, reasonable shopping, some nice beaches, hotels and excellent local restaurants. Good shopping and eating options are all within easy walking distance, as is the bus station. Taxis are easy to find from around the McDonalds.

George's Rock
Recently George Guorgi's cruising yacht ran onto an uncharted rock/obstruction (George's Rock) in less than two metres reported at 2° 29.187N, 101° 48.896E. The exact location of the incident was marked immediately at 1.8 miles, bearing 283° (WNW) from the tip of the breakwater at the entrance to Admiral Marina.The obstruction is not marked on any paper charts, the latest Furuno charts or the iSailor App. Whatever it was, it was hard and nasty, in clear water with 4.6 metres datum to the east and 14 metres datum to the west. Take note and keep clear just in case it's still there and attached to the bottom.

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is accurate, the charts of anchorages are based on personal experience and satellite imagery and are intended as a guide only. They should not be used for navigation. Please refer to Official Hydrographic Charts of the respective countries.

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