Kabra islet is 94 m hillock situated North of Campbell bay and is part of great Nicobar group of Islands. It has thick growth of commercial vegetation. The inhabitants from nearby Kondul and Little Nicobar islands visit the islet. They have planted the Coconut and Arracknut trees on this islet. The light provides much needed assistance to local fishing boats as well as the vessels sailing on Campbell Bay - Port Blair route.The island hill is perpendicularly rising from sea on Western side. Only a small stretch of beach on eastern side serves as landing point for the boats. The island has to be visited by Lighthouse tender MV Pradeep.The establishment of this Lighthouse was done in a record time. The 12 m GI trestle tower, the 300 mm optical equipment, electronic flasher, SPV modules and all other items were procured by LH Workshop and Electronic Laboratory, Jamnagar and shipped on board LH tender MV Sagardeep from Okha port (Jamnagar) to Kabra. The trestle tower work was commenced in January 1998 and the erection was completed by February end followed by the installation of equipment. The light was exhibited on 25th March 1998.
Kabra Island Lighthouse Port Blair-744101
State: West Bengal
Position - 7o 17.3’N 93o 50.3’E
Characteristic - flash (3) White every 20 Seconds
Tower Colour - Black & White bands
Tower - 12m high G.I. Trestle Tower
Height above MSL - 62 m
Range - 10 NM
Optical Equip - 300mm Cut & polished drum optic and lantern (LHWL)
Illuminant - 12 V 60 W Halogen Lamp.
Source of Energy - 12 V Batteries, Charged by SPV modules
Commensed year - 1998