Vessel Traffic Service
The Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Committee deals with all aspects of VTS, including the expanding role of vessel monitoring for maritime safety, environmental protection and security. The committee aims to develop and review VTS related IALA documentation on issues such as the training of personnel, operational procedures, equipment requirements, the impact of AIS on VTS and the role of VTS in security and global traffic monitoring systems. The committee also reviews and updates the IALA VTS Manual, a comprehensive reference document. A new edition of the VTS Manual is published every 4 years, with the next edition due for publication in 2012.
|What a shipmaster can expect of the VTS and what is expected of the shipmaster|
|IALA brochure on fatigue|