The Nautical Institute (NI) launched a survey to gather data that can be used to improve safety for ships and mariners operating in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.
he survey sets out to identify the heavy demands facing ships’ crew as they negotiate the busy Straits, with particular emphasis on entering and leaving the port of Singapore. The survey also invites respondents to share their views on how the situation could be improved.
As one of the most important strategic maritime passages in the world, linking the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the Straits of Malacca and Singapore are already carrying more than 100,000 vessel movements per year
Commenting on the survey, Capt Yves Vandenborn FNI, Honorary President of the Singapore Branch of The Nautical Institute, said:
The NI is constantly striving to improve safety for shipping around the world, particularly in regions where the challenges are greatest. There has already been a marked increase in shipping movements in the STRAITREP Sector 7 and it is anticipated that this will increase in coming years
More specifically, NI is seeking feedback from the shipping community to enhance navigational safety in this region which supports the bulk of maritime trade between Europe and Pacific Asia.