Pulomilow islet is part of Little Nicobar group of Islands and is separated from the main island of Little Nicobar by a deep channel. The Lighthouse is situated on the Northern tip of Pulomilow Island and is approached from the beach on Eastern side through a hilly track. The island has a few inhabitants who have connections with Little Nicobar Villages. Their hutments are peculiar in shape and size and different from North Nicobarese Hutments. They resemble the inhabitants of Thailand who often visit them. Little Nicobar is visited by passenger vessels plying between Port Blair and Campbell Bay. The vessels anchor close to Pulomilow taking bearing from the lighthouse.The 12m GI trestle tower was erected in 1986. The Lighthouse was commissioned on 6th August 1986 with DA gas equipment operated by sun valve. The equipment was procured from LH Workshop, Madras. The electronic flasher, halogen lamp operating on Solar charged batteries replaced the system and was commissioned on 26th January 1996.
Pulomilow Island Lighthouse Port Blair-744101
State: West Bengal
Position - 7o 24. 6’N 93o 40.9’E
Characteristic - flash White every 15 Seconds
Tower Colour - painted White
Tower - 12mm high G.I. Trestle Tower
Height above MSL - 53 m
Range - 8 NM
Optical Equip - 300mm Cut & polished optic and lantern (LHWL)
Illuminant - 12 V 60 W Halogen Lamp
Source of Energy - 12 V Batteries, charged by SPV modules.
Commensed year - 1986
Subsequent Innovations - 1996