Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
    Geelvink Bay (Cenderawasih Bay) Biak Numfor Regency | Papua Province Indonesia

Geelvink Bay (Cenderawasih Bay) is a large body of water located between the mainland of western New Guinea. To the north is the Schouten Island Group (Schouten Archipelago) including Biak Island. Named by the Dutch in honor of the Geelvinck family and ship.

After Indonesian independence, renamed "Cenderawasih Bay" or "Teluk Cenderawasih" meaning "Bird of Paradise Bay". Also known as "Teluk Sarera" (Sarera Bay). During 2002 declared as a marine national park.

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
August 25, 2018


  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram