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Boat traffic characteristics in three passages of the Aegean Sea

Title:
Boat traffic characteristics in three passages of the Aegean Sea: evidence, risk of maritime accidents, strategy for protection. (2010)
Authors:
Anastasia Miliou, Monica Demetriou, Charlene Caprio, Thodoris Tsimpidis, Stephanie Barnicoat

Abstract:
Boat  traffic  characteristics,  in  three  main  passages  in  the  Greek  part  of  the  Aegean  Sea and neighbouring international waters, were assessed between November 2009 and April 2010.  Data  on  fleet  characteristics  (vessel  type,size  flag, hazardous  substances  carried and speed) passing through these passages were collected on a 24 hour basis using the Mariweb system. Dense  ship  traffic  was  found in  all  three  areas,  along  with  a  lack  of traffic lanes and routes.