IN Sri Lanka to Oman

Best time:

January to March

Tropical storms:

May to June, October to November




US: 170, 172,173


Depart mr




Distance (M)

PN221 Galle W

IN222 NineS

IN223 OmanSE



9'00'N, 73'00'E

16'52'N, 54"05'E

16'56'N, 54°00'E

Rather than sail nonstop to the Red Sea, a few boats break the voyage on the way, Oman providing one of the few places where this is possible. The course after leaving Galle at WPIN221 leads to WPIN222, south of the Laccadive Islands in the middle of the Nine Degree Channel. Occasionally boats have stopped at Sueli Par, an atoll on the north side of the channel. A course can then be set for WP IN223, five miles SE of the entrance into Raysut harbour.

The weather during the NE monsoon is very pleasant and the passage from Sri Lanka usually enjoys excellent winds. The passage should not be

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