Mozambique Channel


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Mozambique Channel

An arm of the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the mainland of southeast Africa.

Mozambique Channel

n
(Placename) a strait between Mozambique and Madagascar. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles). Width: 400 km (250 miles)

Mo′zambique Chan′nel


n.
a channel in SE Africa, between Mozambique and Madagascar. 950 mi. (1530 km) long; 250–550 mi. (400–885 km) wide.
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Noun1.Mozambique Channel - an arm of the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and southeastern Africa
Indian Ocean - the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south
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On the morrow, he steered away to the south'ard, so as to double the southernmost point of Africa, and enter the Mozambique Channel.
Through the project, knowledge of marine populations of the seabed will be enhanced by visual observations and surveys in order to determine appropriate fisheries management measures Mayotte waters and French dependencies of the Mozambique Channel.
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The company has a balanced portfolio of assets which provide a strong platform for growth, including Nigeria, as interest holders in deep-water OML 130 and OPL 246; Benin, with 100% operating interest in the Block 1 concession, including the Seme oilfield; East Africa, with majority operating interests in two contiguous deep-water blocks in the Mozambique Channel (Juan de Nova territory, and Belo Profond, Madagascar); and the Central African Republic, with operating interest in the Block C permit.
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The islands are located in the Indian Ocean, in the Mozambique Channel, just 200 miles off the east African coast.
The centre of this still-developing core making its track along the 40 [degrees]S latitude, so that by and during the weekend, easterly flows are persisting, flowing into the subcontinent but also flowing around an obstinate vortex in the Mozambique Channel, but not being absorbed by this system.
The program involves an intense boot camp training period in Florida, followed by the long expedition across the Atlantic to London, Africa, and finally, across the Mozambique Channel to Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.
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Somali pirates have been terrorizing the sea from the Indian Ocean to as far as the Mozambique Channel according to the International Maritime Bureau.
The seizure of Feng Guo No 168 and the expansion of the pirates' range could threaten vessels serving oil platforms in the Mozambique Channel.