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Awashima Fishing Port on Awashima Island, Niigata

Ferryboat services are only one means of regular access to Awashima Island, Niigata, Japan, and a ferry berth is located inside Awashima Fishing Port surrounded by breakwaters. To secure the safe ferryboat operations with higher calmness of port basin, inner face of North Breakwater was redesigned to have wave absorbing structure. At the same time the ferry berth in the port was redesigned to be earthquake-resistant ferry berth.