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Name: Minni Minni Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Diego Garcia Island, , British Indian Ocean Territories

Location: Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean.

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Photo: Vega Industries Limited, New Zealand

The manufacturer (Vega Industries Limited, New Zealand) says that this is the world's largest sector light. Diego Garcia Island, an atoll, is the largest and only inhabited island in the Chagos Archipelago. It is exclusively a UK-US military reservation and is currently closed to visitors.

Tower Height: 45

Height of Focal Plane: 46

Characteristic and Range: Fixed light with white, red and green sectors, visible for 20 nautical miles at night, 9 miles during the day.

Description of Tower: Unpainted, cylindrical stainless steel tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 2002

Date Present Tower Built: 2002

Optics: PEL-6-1.6D with 24Vdc halogen lamp, solar powered.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.


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