Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
Maritime Education & Training
Mulders, Joseph H.
The Persian Gulf is known as one of the special areas, under the MARPOL 1973/78 and its protocol. The degree of maritime contamination in this sensitive area is about forty times as much as the maximum allowable ceiling. This and the rapid increase in the traffic density in these sensitive waters have raised critical concern among the officials of my country the "Islamic Republic of Iran". The aim of this dissertation is to recommend various proposals to achieve safer and expeditious movement of traffic in the Iranian part of these sensitive and congested area. A general analysis of Iranian harbour and their services is given. The present status of maritime traffic safety including the existing navigational aids and equipment are described and suggestions for improvement are made.