The 45th Session of the VTS Committee was held at IALA Headquarters from 1 to 5 October 2018.
96 Delegates from 27 countries, 4 sister organisations and 1 observer participated in VTS45. This included 19 participants for the first time;
This was the first meeting for the 2018-2022 Work Programme and the VTS Committee considered 63 input papers and produced 16 output papers of three Working Groups.
Key outputs included:
The completion or revision of the following Recommendations and Guidelines:
- Recommendation R0127 on VTS Operations;
- Guideline G1141 on Operational Procedures for VTS;
- Guideline G1142 on The provision of Local Port Services;
- Guideline G1045 on Staffing Levels at VTS Centres;
A template description was drafted for a joint IALA, WMO and IHO submission to IMO on Maritime Services.
A reference document was completed for the IALA documentation related to VTS and will be available on the IALA website.