Miskan Island

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Jazirat Maskan Lighthouse
Miskan Island is located in Kuwait
Miskan Island
Kuwait
Location Miskan Island
Kuwait
Coordinates 29°29′04.2″N 48°15′04.0″E / 29.484500°N 48.251111°E / 29.484500; 48.251111
Foundation concrete base
Construction metal skeletal tower
Tower shape square pyramidal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern black tower
Height 11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height 10.5 metres (34 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
Characteristic Q (4) W 30s.
Admiralty number D7603
NGA number 29244
Managing agent Kuwait Port Authority [1][2]

Miskan Island (Arabic: مسكان‎‎)is a small, uninhabited island in the Persian Gulf off Kuwait. It is to the south of Bubiyan Island. It is about 1.2 kilometers long and 800 meters wide (area about 0.75 km²). The distance between it and Failaka Island, which lies to the south, is approximately 3.2 kilometers. The distance between Miskan and the nearest part of mainland Kuwait is about 24 kilometers. Miskan Island is devoid of any vital activity save a lighthouse managed by Ibrahem Bu-Rashid who lived in the island along with his family to guide ships sailing in the Persian Gulf at night. This island is important because it is a link in a chain of islands along Kuwait's coastline from north to south, which provide Kuwait with a defensive frontline.

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  1. ^ Kuwait The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 8 October 2016
  2. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 8 October 2016

Coordinates: 29°29′9″N 48°15′5″E / 29.48583°N 48.25139°E / 29.48583; 48.25139