A Study on Local Traffic Management to Improve Marine Traffic Safety in the Istanbul Strait

Aydogdu Y. V. , Yurtören C. , Park J., Park Y.

JOURNAL OF NAVIGATION, cilt.65, sa.1, ss.99-112, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 65 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s0373463311000555
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.99-112


The Istanbul Strait is one of the most congested waterways in the world and is difficult to navigate due to its 'S-shaped' geographic structure (Akten, 2004). Much of the local marine traffic affects navigation safety. Results of Yurtoren and Inoue (2004)'s study, which investigated navigational risks in the Istanbul Strait in terms of manoeuvring difficulties and accident statistics, indicates the necessity of effective and applicable local traffic management in the southern entrance of the Strait. In this study, Marine Traffic Fast Time Simulation (MTFTS) studies are used and an attempt is made to improve navigation safety by proposing Local Traffic Separation Schemes (LTSS).