Ras Muari

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Ras Muari Lighthouse
Cap Mount - panoramio.jpg
Cape Mount, Karachi
LocationRas Muari
Pakistan
Coordinates24°49′35.2″N 66°39′52.0″E / 24.826444°N 66.664444°E / 24.826444; 66.664444
Constructed1914
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markingsseaward: black and white horizontal bands tower
landward: unpainted tower
Tower height48 metres (157 ft)
Focal height49 metres (161 ft)
Range25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 10s.
Admiralty numberD7745
NGA number28500
ARLHS numberPAK-003
OperatorMercantile Marine Department [1][2]

Ras Muari, often referred to as Cape Mount, is a beach located off the shore of the Arabian Sea in Karachi. It stretches from the village of Mubarak to Yousuf Goth (Pacha) in West Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Geography[edit]

Ras Muari is part of a 25-kilometer coastal belt of rocky and sandy beaches between Mubarak and Yousuf Goth (Pacha). This part of the coast is property of Sindh Revenue Department. Considered a habitat for endangered whale, dolphin, and turtle species, Ras Muari is also a hatching and feeding ground for turtles. In addition, the coastline has a multitude of offshore fish nurseries. [3][4]

Lighthouse[edit]

The Cape Monzi lighthouse was constructed in 1914.[5] Active; focal plane 49 m (161 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 48 m (157 ft) round concrete tower. The seaward side of the tower is painted with black and white horizontal bands; the land side is unpainted. Original 2nd order Fresnel lens in use. Several keeper's houses and other light station buildings.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pakistan The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 13 October 2016
  2. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 13 October 2016
  3. ^ "Cape Monze". Dawn. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Save the Beach". The News International. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Lighthouses of Pakistan". Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 31 January 2021.

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Coordinates: 24°49′35″N 66°39′53″E / 24.82639°N 66.66472°E / 24.82639; 66.66472