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Safety of Navigation Division

 

What is the average maritime accident in a year at the Straits of Malacca?

The average maritime accident at the Straits of Malacca is 2 incidents per year. Since the introduction of the Traffic Separation Scheme, the number of maritime accidents has decreased.

What is the meaning navigation aid?

Navigation Aid is equipment or system or a combination of both that gives guidance to seafarers for safe navigation. Navigation aids provided by the Marine Department are lighthouse, beacon light, beacon buoy, Satellite Navigation System (SISPELSAT) and Ship Identification System.

 

What is the purpose of lighthouse?

The purpose of a lighthouse is to assist or guide seafarers in determining their position at any point of time and as an ingress and egress marking of waters.
 
What does it mean by flashing light installed at lighthouse?

 
Flashing light installed on navigation aid is to differentiate between one lighthouse to another where the flashing lights on its own will reflect the identity of the lighthouse.

What is the maximum distance of visibility of light installed at lighthouse?

 
The maximum distance of light installed at a lighthouse differs from one to another as it depends on the height of the light, type of the light, weather condition and height of the observer. Most lighthouses in Malaysia have a maximum range of light approximately 23 nautical miles.
 
What is the purpose of beacon light?

 
The purpose of a beacon light is to mark the navigation trail, mileage, shoal etc. Beacon light has a fix structure at the determined location.

What is the purpose of beacon buoy installed along Malaysian waters?

 
Beacon buoy is a buoy that floats on the surface of water and anchored to the bottom using chains. The purpose of the beacon buoy is to mark the boundary of the navigational passageway, wreck marking, deep berthing area, dangerous areas and others in the Malaysian waterways as a guide to users.
 
In the event of any damage or theft of navigation aids installed along the Malaysian waters, whom should I report to?

 
Any breakdown complaint may be reported to the officers at the Head Office and Maritime Communication Centre, officer-in-charge at the respective region at the following number for further action.

 

MARITIME COMMUNICATION CENTRE, MARITIME HEAD OFFICE,PORT KLANG
03-3167 053
PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, NAVIGATION AID UNIT MARINE HEAD OFFICE, PORT KLANG
03-3169 5215
MARINE DEPARTMENT NORTHERN REGION GELUGOR, PENANG
04-6579 636
04-6578 494

 

MARINE DEPARTMENT CENTRAL REGION PORT KLANG, SELANGOR
03-3169 5198
MARINE DEPARTMENT SOUTHERN REGION PORT TANJUNG PELEPAS, JOHOR
607-507 2313
MARINE DEPARTMENT EASTERN REGION KUALA TERENGGANU, TERENGGANU
609-6221471
 
 
Where can I obtain Navigational Charts and Tide Tables for Malaysian waters?

 
Navigational Charts and Tide Tables can be obtained by contacting the National Hydrographic Centre, Bandar Armada Putra, Pulau Indah, 42009 Port Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan. No. 03-3169 4400.
 
Tide Tables may also be obtained from the Survey and Mapping Department, Jalan Semarak, 50578 Kuala Lumpur. No. 03-2617 0800.
 
For the state of Sarawak, kindly contact the Hydrographic Office Sarawak Marine Department, Lot 683, Sectio 66, Jalan Utama, Tanah Puteh 93619 Kuching, Sarawak, No. Tel 082-484159.