Makassar Strait Map
|Native name||Indonesian: Selat Makassar|
|Settlements||Balikpapan, Bontang (Kalimantan) |
Makassar, Palu, Parepare (Sulawesi)
|References||Macassar Strait: OS (Oceans) National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA|
Makassar Strait is a strait between the islands of Borneo and Sulawesi in Indonesia. To the north it joins the Celebes Sea, while to the south it meets the Java Sea. To the northeast, it forms the Sangkulirang Bay south of the Mangkalihat Peninsula. The strait is an important regional shipping route in Southeast Asia.
On the North. By a line joining Tanjong Mangkalihat, Borneo ( ) and Stroomen Kaap (Cape Binar), Celebes ( ).
On the South. By a line from the Southwestern extreme of Celebes (Laoet ( ) thence up the West coast of that island to Tanjong Kiwi and thence across to Tanjong Petang, Borneo ( ) at the Southern end of Laoet Strait.), through the Southern point of Tana Keke, to the Southern extreme of
Beras Basah Island in Makassar Strait, administrative part of Bontang.
USS Midway (CV-41) and other warships in Makassar Strait, 28 September 1985.
KM Arista ship sunk in Makassar Strait, 10 June 2015.