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Old 28-08-2016, 16:35   #1
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San Juanico strait in the Philippines

Has anyone had any experience transiting the San Juanico straits?

There are power lines positioned at 1123′36″N, 12459′4″E that are reported to have only 17 meters clearance (source NGA Pub 162, pg 183). If this is true then that kind of negates the clearance of the San Juanico bridge with a clearance of 30.7 meters.

I'd appreciate any info on this.
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Re: San Juanico strait in the Philippines

Anybody been to the Philippines?
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Re: San Juanico strait in the Philippines

I live there, and have been on that bridge ... but do not know the answer, sorry.
It's not a country where people take accuracy - or safety - too seriously... and typhoons often cause damage around that area. You might well find that the information is outdated or was never correct in the first place.
You can always just sail the other way around Leyte or Samar if necessary... it's not far.


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Re: San Juanico strait in the Philippines

It's not the bridge I'm worried about. It has a 30 meter clearance. Further towards the NW part of the strait is a set of power lines that cross. I'm worried about how low they sag.

The information I have is from the NGA publication but the data they have is from 1990. I know ships pass through here on a regular basis so I'm wondering about the size restrictions. My mast height is 17.1 meters so you can see my concern.

I'm very familiar with the Philippines culture and engineering practices.
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Re: San Juanico strait in the Philippines

I'm currently at the Sumay Cove Marina in Guam and still have no information about these power lines. I see two sets of high voltage lines on Google Earth but have had no success in finding the clearance info. If there is anyone out there with knowledge of the San Juanico pass please help a fellow cruiser.
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Re: San Juanico strait in the Philippines

There are a couple of CF members who live nearby that may have local knowledge.....
failing that....contact someone at Port Authority for a clearance update

http://www.worldportsource.com/ports...loban_1973.php
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There are a couple of CF members who live nearby that may have local knowledge.....
failing that....contact someone at Port Authority for a clearance update

WPS - Port of Tacloban contact information
Was going to write a similar thread, but my question would be about the dangers - rocks, whirlpools, shelves, reefs etc.

Have been over the bridge numerous times and there seems to be lots of shallow spots, with the channel meandering through them, pushed by a pretty strong tidal flow. Interestingly, I have never seen a decent sized yacht or any kind of vessel sail under that 30m bridge. Always wondered why.

I assume that you have navigated the straits at one time or another. Any particular advice?

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Re: San Juanico strait in the Philippines

Are these the wires listed on Noonsite report for Philippines?
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