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.
Madagascar is straddled in the Indian Ocean and alongside the strategic Mozambique channel.
In that regard, South Africa deployed her navy vessels along the Mozambique Channel as a deterrent to acts of piracy and armed robbery of ships in the southern Indian Ocean area.
International efforts sharply diminished the incidents of piracy in the horn of Africa, yet the dissipation of piracy has spread to the Mozambique channel has been triggering potential threats as vessels avoid the chaotic areas, thus altering the route toward the southern Indian Ocean region.
The primary shipping lane along the east coast of Africa through the Mozambique Channel has returned to within 300nm of the Somali coast.
aspx) Australian government investigators completed their analysis of the two debris pieces found on a sandbank in the Mozambique Channel, the ocean strait between Mozambique and Madagascar.
Around 20% of the world's tuna is fished in the Indian Ocean--close to 1m tons, valued at $2bn--mainly from the seas around the Seychelles and north of the Mozambique Channel.
The island of Madagascar in the middle of the Mozambique Channel also has a contender for a mega graphite project: Canadian-listed Energizer Resources.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- TRMM satellite flew above a tropical low (91S) in the Mozambique Channel on January 28, 2014 at 1011 UTC and saw some towering storms (red) near the center of the low were reaching heights of above 16 km/9.
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.
As a part of the project, Ciena's intelligent optical switching solution, which is already deployed and operational, will help deliver resilient broadband connectivity on the route between Kenya and the island of Mayotte in the Mozambique Channel, Madagascar, Reunion and Mauritius.