—The Straits of Malacca and Singapore are national asset to the strait states (Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore). Strategically, economically and environmentally significant, the strait states must be proactive in protecting and preserving the Straits. In June 2005, e-navigation system, known as Marine Electronic Highway (MEH) has been started to be implemented in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Its main purpose is to reduce the number of accidents of ships and to promote marine environmental protection along the waterway. The purpose of this paper is to assess the implementation and challenges of MEH. The finding reveals that combining MEH and traditional navigation aids is the best approach to reduce accidents and marine pollution in the Straits.
—The straits of malacca and singapore, e-navigation, safety of navigation.
Wan Siti Adibah Wan Dahalan, Jady@Zaidi Hassim, and Chia Huey Ting are with the Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Zinatul A. Zainol is with the Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Malaysia. She is the head of Biodiversity and Biotechnology Governance Research Group at UKM (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Wan Siti Adibah Wan Dahalan, Zinatul A. Zainol, Jady@Zaidi Hassim, and Chia Huey Ting, "E-Navigation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 388-390, 2013.