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Partial Amendment of the Act on Maritime Traffic Safety

Partial Amendment of the Act on Maritime Traffic Safety came into force on 1 July 2021.

The following new system for navigational safety is to be launched in Tokyo Bay, Ise Bay and Setonaikai (including Osaka Bay) by this amendment.

-A system of recommendation and order when stormy weather and extreme sea condition are expected.
-A scheme of information provision and
-recommendation to take danger avoidance measures by VTS Centers.

The Association had joined “The Committee to Review Prevention Measures for Accidents caused by Dragging Anchors and such in Tokyo Bay and Other Waters” chaired by the 3rd Regional Headquarters of the Japan Coast Guard and the Tokyo Wan Association for Marine Safety leading to the reform Act.

Explore more by reading the Leaflet issued by Japan Coast Guard.

Originally posted on: Japan P&I Club

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