American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Study on Danger Index for Ship’s Tanker

Muhammad Badrus Zaman and Semin

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2017.366.372

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 2

Pages 366-372


Navigational safety is an important factor for the ship navigation. In this research, the study area is the Malacca Strait. The Malacca Straits has a high level of danger. The navigator should be careful when passing through the strait. Based on the survey, about 85% of the navigator was worried when passing through the area of Straits. Automatic Identification System (AIS) data investigation was conducted on August 2012. Tanker passes through the Malacca Strait about 45% per day. This study focused on the analysis of danger index in Tanker. Results from this study can be used as input to all stakeholders to improve safety while Tanker passes through the Malacca Strait. Scenario for establishing danger Index is taken from the AIS data which is installed in the UTM Malaysia. In detail, danger index was calculated using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) combining with the Automatic Identification System (AIS) data and Geographic Information System (GIS).


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