IS Comoros to East Africa

Best time:

May to October

Tropical storms:

November to Apri!

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Pilots:

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Best time:

May to September

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Tropical storms:

None

Charts:

BA:4071 US: 70

Pilots:

BA: 3, 39 US: 170,171

Waypoints:

Departure

Intermediate

Landfall

Destination

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IS431 Mahe N

IS432 Amirante N

IS433 off Mombasa

Mombasa

944

4"32'S, 55n26'E

4°42'S, 53C24'E

4C04'S, 39C45'E

4'04'S, 39'41'E

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IS434 Salaam

Dar es Salaam

973

6'50'S, 39'24'E

6'49'S, 39°19!E

Departure_Intermediate Landfall_Destination_Distance (M)

IS441 Mayotte NE 1S442 off Mombasa Mombasa 616

12'44'S, 45'15'E 4'06'S, 39'44'E 4°04'S, 39"41'E

IS443 Comoro NW IS442 off Mombasa Mombasa 502

Favourable winds prevail along this route during the SE monsoon and there is also a north-setting coastal current throughout the year, which can reach as much as 4 knots at the peak of the SE monsoon, but is only slight during the NE monsoon. The most pleasant weather is in July and August, when the temperature is cooler and humidity low.

Whether leaving from Mayotte (IS44A) or Grand Comoro (IS44B), boats bound for Kenya can sail a direct offshore route. From WP441, in the approaches to Dzaoudzi, on Mayotte, a course can be set for WP IS442, in the approaches to Mombasa. Mombasa Port Control should be contacted on VHF channels 12 or 16. Boats leaving from Moroni, on Grand Comoro, can take their departure from

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