current records on
De Noronha Islands, Brazil Is located six degrees
or 415 miles* East of Fortaleza on the
main land of Brazil. The USS Truckee AO-147
here in October 1956 after she acted as flagship and supplied fuel and
for a hydrographic survey group operating in the vicinity.
Fernando de Noroha is an archipelago of 21 islands which lie 250
miles off the Atlantic
coast of Brazil. The main island is 15km long and
4km across at the widest
point and its principal
feature is the huge
Morro do Pico rock which rises to 343m. The archipelago is the peak of
mountain formed by volcanic activity about 12 million years ago.
cruising yachts on passage to or from Brazil are
now allowed to make
a short stop here, as this is not an official port of entry the best
anchor is in St Anthony Bay just off the breakwater, which provides
from the dinghy when landing. The port captain's office is ashore and
inspect, but not stamp, passports. There is a fee to be paid to the
Park based on the number of days one plans to stop. Arriving yachts
with the port captain's office and the Guarda Territorial.