Ras Muari

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Ras Muari Lighthouse
Ras Muari is located in Balochistan, Pakistan
Ras Muari
Ras Muari is located in Pakistan
Ras Muari
LocationRas Muari
Pakistan
Coordinates24°49′35.2″N 66°39′52.0″E / 24.826444°N 66.664444°E / 24.826444; 66.664444
Year first constructed1914
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternseaward: 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
Managing agentMercantile Marine Department [1][2]

Ras Muari, often referred to as Cape Monze, 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] [3][4]

Ras Mauri Lighthouse[edit]

In 1916, the British Government of India, commissioned the construction of Lightship Sindhi (now Ras Muari Lighthouse). Unlike other lighthouses, lightships can be moved from one place to another. Most of the remaining lightships of the world are maintained purely for their historical and novelty value, not for their maritime utility. In 1916, the Lightship Sindhi was a welcome addition to British India's maritime assets. Built at the Royal Indian Navy in Bombay, it was intended to be stationed off the coast of Sindh. During World War I, it sat off the Iranian island of Qais and was very valuable in assisting maritime traffic. After the war, it was stationed off the Hajamrao Creek in the Indus Delta region. Its light is reported to have been visible from as far as 10 miles away. Unlike the nearby Manora Point Lighthouse, Cape Monze lighthouse was not visible from Karachi, or any other popular beach in the area. During its construction, camels were used to transport the necessary materials to the area, otherwise remote from the rest of the territory. The practice has continued to this day.[5]

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
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]

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