Proposal of Measures for Increasing the Safety Level of Inland Navigation
Keywords:Inland waterways, Security, Threats, Protection, Safety
Navigation along inland waterways was in history used only for the transportation of bulk cargo. However, in the last two centuries inland waterways have been used for transporting containers, general and liquid cargo. The density of navigation in the world waterways is considerable, especially because it is more profitable, when compared to other modes of transport. The increase of the density of navigation along inland waterways has also caused the threats of various undesired occurrences like collisions, stranding, pollution etc. Their decrease may be realised through the implementation of various measures relating to the safety of navigation along inland waterways.In this paper the authors will present new measures aimed at the increase of the traffic volume. It is expected that the implementation of new measures will enable optimal planning of navigation and better awareness of potential threats in the waterways.