ISLAND OF IST
IST (44° 16'N; 14° 46'E), small harbour at the head of Siroka cove on the SE coast of Ist. The village of Ist (pop. 237 in 1991) is some 600m away.
Approach: Landmarks: the green tower with a column (green light) on the head of the breakwater and the chapel on Straza hill (175 m); the shoal (2 m) at the entrance to the cove is marked by a spar with black and red bands surmounted by two black spheres.
Mooring: The anchorage is not safe; the bora heavily blows and the sirocco raises the heavy sea. Smaller vessels can moor on the inner side of the breakwater (70m long); with the bora blowing, secure to the bollards on the opposite coast, which is partially protected from all winds. The head of the pier is reserved for passenger ships.
Facilities: Harbour master's branch office and post office. Provisions in local shops; water in limited quantities.
Coastal passenger lines: see Mali Losinj and Zadar.
KOSIRACA (44° 17'N; 14° 45'E), cove on the NW coast of the island.
Approach: Landmarks: the chapel on Straza hill, three small houses S of Kok point and the houses at the head of the cove. When approaching from NW, take care of the shoal (3 m), rock and islet of Krizica (the housing of the underwater cable), situated W of Kok point.
Mooring: The cove is protected from all winds from the SE and SW quadrants, but is exposed to N and NW winds; the bora is strong and blows from various directions. Anchor off the root of the cove in 520 m.