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Album name:Hans de Graaf / Somalia
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Listed but Inactive?
Height of the tower, m:17 Focal plane elevation above sea level, m:35
Light Description (light sectors, colour of the light, number of flashes etc):Flashing, 8.5s, white, ldg lt 343
Range, nm:20 nm
Any other comments: Lt and Bn in line 355°
Coordinates (in any format):1 42.8065 N 44 46.1006 E
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Date added:Nov 20, 2013
DateTime Original:2013:11:20 16:15:11
Keywords:Merca ; Somalia ; Indian ocean
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mitko   [Nov 22, 2013 at 04:29 AM]
So Hans, what's the decision? Is it rear range? Or maybe not the light at all?
Hans de Graaf   [Nov 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM]
Looked it over at Bing. Double the distance seashore - light and there is a builing, roundcornered, with something on the roof that might be the rear light. Also the distance Light - daymark - water is correct. And at Bing the shadow is looking like this light. So, with some doubt i should say that this is the Leading Light Front.
Please place your map as well Mitko, so any one can understand this.
mitko   [Nov 24, 2013 at 12:56 PM]
But we already have Front Range - D7212 - black and white tower at the top of the building....
Hans de Graaf   [Nov 24, 2013 at 07:04 PM]
You`re right Mitko.
Looked at Bing again, just a bit towards the beach one can see the mosque (tree`s around) with the black minaret top where the light is.
So our picture is the rear light (looks a bit different, but there where many years and turbulent times passing) if we are so lucky that it is indeed the same tower as we see at Bing.

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