There are besides many other safe anchorages about the coast, notably Shoal Bay and Kotara Anchorage in the South Andaman; Cadell Bay and the Turtle Islands in the North Andaman; and Outram Harbour and Kwangtung Strait in the archipelago.
At the beginning of October 326 B.C. Nearchus left the Indus with his fleet, and the anchorages sought for each night are carefully recorded.
Scapa Flow contains several good anchorages, the best being Longhope in the island of Hoy.
The anchorages on the east coast are Soo, Karenko and Pinan, which do not call for special notice.
A remarkable feature of the Cuban coast is the number of excellent anchorages, roadsteads and harbours.
Besides these there are a number of small indentations, sheltered anchorages formed by islands and reefs like that of Puerto Cabello, and estuaries and also open roadsteads, like those of La Guaira and Carupano, which serve important ports.
The coast of Peru has few protected anchorages, and the headlands are generally abrupt and lofty.
There are good anchorages in the channels between Gozo and Comino, and between Comino and Malta.
The chains pass over lofty piers on which they usually rest on saddles carried by rollers, and are led down on either side to anchorages in rock chambers.
And affords deep and secure anchorages and ample facilities for loading and unloading large vessels.
On the east coast of Yucatan there are two deep, well-sheltered bays, Ascension and Espiritu Santo, which afford good anchorages, and at the north end of the island of Cozumel the bay of Santa Maria offers an excellent harbour.
Lighthouses exist on one of the Quwain group of islands off Ras Musandam and on Tunb I.; light-buoys have been placed at Bushire in the outer and inner anchorages, at Bahrein and on the Shatt al 'Arab bar.
On the north coast there are no harbours; but fairly safe anchorages, even in the north-east winds, are available off Hadibu or under Haulaf, a few miles distant, and at Kallansayia, at the north-west end of the island.
Hampton Roads at the mouth of the James river, which forms the harbour for the leading ports of the state, Norfolk and Newport News, affords one of the best anchorages of the Atlantic coast.
The landings are generally dangerous because of the surf, and the anchorages are unsafe from storms on the unprotected side.
And a depth varying from 5 to 10 fathoms, forming one of the safest and most commodious anchorages in the north of Scotland.