UNITED STATES COAST PILOT
PALAWAN, MIHDAHAO, AID SOLO ARCHIPELAGO
are a small group of islands situated eastward of Linapacan Island,
comprising Cabulauan, Nanga, Nangalao, Magranting, and Tubug
Islands. The latter two are connected with Nangalao. They are all
high and rocky. Cabulauan has a conspicuous rounding summit near
the east shore which rises to a height of 775 feet. Along the south
and west shores there are hills of lesser elevation. Nangalao Island
rises to a height of 760 feet with lesser summits eastward and south-
westward of the highest point. All the islands are sparsely wooded.
Two rocky islets, 25 feet and 10 feet high, lie about 1%, miles south-
ward of Cabulauan Island. There is a shoal, with a least known
depth of 4% fathoms, 1% miles eastward, and another shoal, with
3% fathoms, 3 miles southeastward of Cabulauan Island.
Salimbubuc Island, 100 feet high, Canaron Island, 335 feet high, and
Solitario Rock, 25 feet high, lie southeast of the Cabulauan Islands,
rising out of a general depth of 30 to 40 fathoms of water. There is
a 1^4-fathom shoal 8 miles westerly of Canaron Island. The area
southward and southeastward of these islands has not yet been com-
pletely surveyed. While apparently clear, vessels should use due
care if compelled to pass through this area.
Shoals. — Framjee Bank, Magallanes Bank, Narvaez Bank, Alpha
Shoal, Beta Shoal, Aguirre Reef, Coutts Bank, Falmouth Banks,
Areta Shoals, Panay Bank, Loreto Reef, Basco Beef, Alipio Reef,
and a number of unnamed shoals and banks lie in the area eastward
and southeastward of the Calamian group of islands. Their position
and characteristics can readily be understood by reference to the
chart. Discolored water generally marks those with less than 8 fath-
oms of water on them, but vessels will do well to avoid anything less
than 10 fathoms, as large coral bowlders lie on some of them and the
least depth may not have been found during the survey.
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