TISNO - ISLAND OF MURTER
TISNO (43° 48.5'N; 15° 39'E), village (pop. 1,431 in 1991) and small harbour on the island of Murter, at the narrowest part of Murterski kanal. A bridge (does not open) links Murter with the mainland and divides the harbour into an eastern and a western part.
Approach: The western part of the harbour is approached from NW (Pirovacki zaljev) and the eastern part from SE (Murtersko more); the landmarks include the cone-shaped white tower with the green light on Maslinjak islet and the red column (red light) on the head of the breakwater.
The bora is strong and blows from various directions, but does not cause big waves. The harbour is less exposed to the sirocco and affords better protection from it. There is a strong SE current, especially with the south-easterlies and northwesterlies, when it may attain 4 knots.
Mooring: Yachts drawing up to 2m can berth on the inner end of the breakwater (SE of the bridge; the red column with a red light) or along the quay NW of the village (depth 2.5 m). There is a good anchorage in the SE part of the straits, NW of Ljutac islet (depth 2025 m).
An 800m long underwater sewage pipe extends some 900m E of the harbour (under the level of 65 m), bearing 143°.
Facilities: Harbour master's branch office, post office, medical service and chemist's.
Provisions at local shops, mains water supply.