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Republic of Nauru. Central Pacific. Nauru is a tiny island (21 square-km). The Nauru Phosphate Corporation owns two cantilevers loaders. The buoys are connected to the deepest water moorings in the world (518 meters deep). A ship has arrived and will deliver diesel for both the power house and the dessalination plant. Two women ride their honda bike on the wharf. © 1999 Didier Ruef