Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Mathieu, Charles E.


The increase of heavy traffic in transporting oil along the Red Sea, causes a serious threat of oil pollution in Sudanese waters. This threat has mainly increased after the second stage of the Suez Canal Development Project which was carried out and completed in 1985. To some extent, marine pollution by substances other than oil already exists along the Sudanese coast and most of it comes from shore-based sources which are located on the coast north and south of Port Sudan town. This thesis will provide an overall review of the physical characteristics of the Red Sea and the Sudanese coast in particular. It also identifies and provides suitable means of monitoring, controlling and combating the existing marine pollution and any pollution resulting from a major disaster, with regard to the establishment of a MARITIME SAFETY ADMINISTRATION in SUDAN.