The Arabian Sea around the south-west coast of India is a busy sea route with substantial number of ships passing through the area and also has large number of fishing vessels operating in this area.
The presence of large number of merchant vessels and fishing vessels operating in the area has resulted in several incidents of collision in Indian waters. The accident, between merchant vessels and fishing vessels have not only resulted in loss of property and environmental pollution but in several instances, it has also resulted in loss of precious lives. Considering these incidents of collision in Indian waters, it has become necessary to have a mechanism for marine traffic to safely operate in the area that will not only ensure
improvement in safety of navigation, avoidance of collision, ease in flow of traffic and the avoidance of areas of heavy fishing traffic, but also contribute towards enhancing the safety of life at sea,safety and efficiency of navigation, and for protection of marine environment.
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This Merchant Shipping Notice comes into force with effect from 01st August 2020