Title: Need for RADAR system utilisation for maritime traffic management: a case of Congo River Basin

Authors: Habib Ullah Khan; Oduniyi Ayotunde Adediji

Addresses: Department of Accounting and Information Systems, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, P.O. Box 2713, Doha, Qatar ' Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Yorkshire, UK

Abstract: Maritime traffic management has emerged as a new challenge along with the developments going on in the world. The present study concentrated on such measures for the maritime traffic management on the Congo River Basin with the help of RADAR technology. The study collected the opinion of the personnel of maritime department as primary data and the secondary data is collected from the records of CICOS and SCTP departments. The data is analysed using the analysis of variance technique to know whether there is increase in the untoward incidents and the traffic among the three countries connected to this basin. The results of the analysis showed the role of human errors in the occurrence of the mishaps and the personnel also opined to install the RADAR system for control purpose.

Keywords: Democratic Republic of Congo; DRC; Central Africa Republic; CAR; Congo Republic; RC; International Maritime Organization; IMO; Commission Internationale du Bassin Congo-Oubangui-Sangha; CICOS; Societe Commerciale des Transports et des ports; SCTP.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSYSE.2017.086744

International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering, 2017 Vol.3 No.3, pp.163 - 174

Received: 28 Jun 2016
Accepted: 08 Jan 2017

Published online: 15 Sep 2017 *

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