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

Southeast Asia Pilot by Bill O’Leary & Andy Dowden

Indonesia 8th Parallel Region Semarang Phinisi Dock

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M SEMARANG. 6°57.259S, 110°25.375E 600 miles from Singapore

SEMARANG. 6°57.259S, 110°25.375E

Semarang is the capital of Central Java Province and the Tanjung Emas harbour serves hundreds of commercial freight and passenger ships.

Best protection for yachts is inside the Phinisi Harbour past Tanjung Mas in the square basin, tied alongside one of the dozen traditional vessels. The well-marked channel starts two miles offshore and runs down the elevated north-south pipeline.

Call ‘Port Captain’ on VHF Ch. 16 on entry for helpful directions. Favour the west side to turn into the second bight concrete revetment basin. If you prefer not to tie alongside a Phinisi, anchorage is available in 8-10 metres on a thick oily black mud.

Water, fuel and provisions are readily available and the city centre with daily fresh markets is nearby. This industrial harbour with a ton of character is another home for several dozen traditional Indonesian Phinisi vessels tied with bows toward the docks. Take your camera.

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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