A Scheme for Traffic Separation at the Izmit Bay

A scheme for traffic separation at the Izmit Bay

Hüseyin Ertan, Güler Alkan

Turkish Navy, Department of Navigation, Hydrography and Oceanography, 81647 Çubuklu, Istanbul, TURKEY
Engineering Faculty, Marine Transport and Management Engineering Department, Istanbul University, 34850 Avcılar, Istanbul, TURKEY


The vessel traffic is heavy in the Izmit Bay which forms a water passage between the Marmara Sea and the important industrial areas of Sakarya. An investigation was carried out whether a scheme for traffic separation, such as in the Turkish Straits and in the Marmara Sea, is necessary for the Izmit Bay.

Keywords: Traffic separation scheme, Marmara Sea, Turkish straits

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