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Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia to continue efforts to map sea charts in Malacca Straits - The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - To improve safety in one of the busiest waterways in the world, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia have signed an agreement to continue efforts to map the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Phase Two of a joint hydrographic survey was launched after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the 10th Cooperation Forum in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on Monday (Oct 2). The second phase will cover the remaining areas of the Traffic Separation Scheme within the Straits of Malacca and Singapore which are shallower than 30m. It continues from Phase One, which was launched in 2015. The data obtained from the survey would be used to produce up-to-date, large-scale nautical charts for safe navigation and better voyage planning in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 3). The resu...

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