The Straits of Malacca and Singapore remain some of the busiest and most important shipping lanes in the world.
Guidelines released for safe straits transits
Singapore: The Straits of Malacca and Singapore remain some of the busiest and most important shipping lanes in the world. It is a vital sea line of communication, carrying about one third of the world’s traded goods and used by ships voyaging from West to East.
A pamphlet entitled ‘Safe Passage: The Straits of Singapore and Malacca’, was officially launched at the 93rd session of the International Maritime Organization Maritime Safety Committee, held in London. The Safe Passage pamphlet is the result of an initiative pursued within the Co-operative Mechanism, a framework established in 2007 which the littoral states of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and users of the straits, pool their respective resources and expertise in an effort to enhance navigational safety and protection of the marine environment in the area.