Singapore Strait

Singapore Strait
Map of the Singapore Strait below Singapore
Map of the Singapore Strait
Coordinates1°13′N 103°55′E / 01.22°N 103.92°E / 01.22; 103.92Coordinates: 1°13′N 103°55′E / 01.22°N 103.92°E / 01.22; 103.92
Basin countriesSingapore
Max. length114 km (71 mi)
Min. width16 km (9.9 mi)
Average depth22 m (72 ft) (minimum, within the nautical channel)[1]
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The Singapore Strait, as seen from East Coast Park
The Singapore Strait, as seen from Marina Bay Sands

The Singapore Strait is a 113 km-long (70 mi), 19 km-wide (12 mi)[2] strait between the Strait of Malacca in the west and the South China Sea in the east. Singapore is on the north of the channel, and the Indonesian Riau Islands are on the south. The two have a maritime border along the strait.

It includes Keppel Harbour and many small islands. The strait provides the deepwater passage to the Port of Singapore, which makes it very busy. Approximately 2,000 merchant ships traverse the waters on a daily basis.[3] The depth of the Singapore Strait limits the maximum draft of vessels going through the Straits of Malacca, and the Malaccamax ship class.

  1. ^ "СИНГАПУРСКИЙ ПРОЛИВ - это... Что такое СИНГАПУРСКИЙ ПРОЛИВ?". Словари и энциклопедии на Академике (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  2. ^ Cornelius, Vernon. "Singapore Strait". Government of Singapore. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  3. ^ Liang, Annabelle; Maye-E, Wong (August 22, 2017). "Busy waters around Singapore carry a host of hazards". Navy Times. Around 2,000 merchant ships travel in the area every day, Tan estimated.

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