Investigator Shoal

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Investigator Shoal
Disputed island
Other names: Yuya Ansha 榆亚暗沙;
Terumbu Peninjau;
Pawikan
Investigator Shoal, Spratly Islands.png
Satellite image of Investigator Shoal by NASA.
Geography
Investigator Shoal is located in South China Sea
Investigator Shoal
Location South China Sea
Coordinates 8°6′51″N 114°42′7″E / 8.11417°N 114.70194°E / 8.11417; 114.70194Coordinates: 8°6′51″N 114°42′7″E / 8.11417°N 114.70194°E / 8.11417; 114.70194
Archipelago Spratly Islands
Administered by
Malaysia
Claimed by
People's Republic of China
City Sansha, Hainan
Philippines
Municipality Kalayaan, Palawan
Republic of China (Taiwan)
Municipality Cijin, Kaohsiung
Vietnam
District Truong Sa, Khanh Hoa

Investigator Shoal, known as Yuya Ansha (Chinese: 榆亚暗沙) in China, Terumbu Peninjau in Malaysia, Pawikan in the Philippines, and bãi Thám hiểm in Vietnam, is located in the SW of Dangerous Ground in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea.[1]

It is an atoll above water at low tide; some large rocks at the western end might be visible at high water. The atoll has a total length of 32.1 kilometres (19.9 mi) and is up to 10.6 km wide.[2] The total area of the atoll is 188 square kilometres (73 sq mi). The lagoon is up to 45 meters deep.[3]

The Royal Malaysian Navy has maintained an "offshore naval station" there called "Station Papa" since 1999.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NGA Chart 93047, oceangrafix.com
  2. ^ Measured from a satellite image with the wikimapia measuring tool at Wikimapia
  3. ^ Atoll Area, Depth and Rainfall, rock.geosociety.org
  4. ^ Joshua Ho; Sam Bateman (15 February 2013). Maritime Challenges and Priorities in Asia: Implications for Regional Security. Routledge. pp. 74–. ISBN 978-1-136-29820-2.