MARITIME POLICY & MANAGEMENT, vol.42, no.4, pp.377-388, 2015 (SSCI)
Turkish search and rescue area is of strategic importance in terms of international transportation and shipping, particularly Istanbul and canakkale regions are the output port of the Black Sea countries to the trans-boundary waters. An accident that may occur in these regions may cause heavy traffic to slow down or even stop the transportation. Slowing down or stopping the transportation and shipping will cause high economical damage to the countries of the region. At the same time marine accidents taking place in these regions will most likely result in human casualties and environmental disasters. Hence, it is necessary to evaluate the cause of the accidents occurring in this region to comment on the common precautions.