Arabian American Center Details Training & Development
Program Title:
Vessel Traffic Services (VTS)
30.08.2020 - 03.09.2020
$ 2750


Course Description & Objective:

            •  This course will provide a useful insight into the establishment and operation

                of a VTS system. It will also seek to highlight key issues associated with

                the authorization of a VTS and the appropriate delegation of this authority

                to VTS personnel. Through a review of case studies.


            •  It will also highlight some of the emerging legal implications of both

                 implementing and not implementing a VTS. With VTS becoming more

                 and more established globally its role and contribution to marine incident and accidents

                 is increasingly scrutinized by accident investigators in post incident reviews. This course

                 will seek to provide an understanding of the key legal implications associated with both

                 implementing and not implementing a VTS.


           •  The course will then focus more on the process of identifying the need for

                a VTS in a given waterway, in accordance with the international guidelines, and

                outline the stages that should be followed to ascertain


           •  The scope and design of a VTS technology solution for a given situation.

               The current status of VTS will be considered and compared with the situation

               in other countries and the steps that need to be taken in order to achieve the standards

               promoted by international guidelines and recommendations will be discussed.

Who Should Attend :

          This course is suitable, as a minimum, for attendance by the following industry professionals:

               • State Maritime Administration Representatives

               • Shipping Company Representatives

               • Ships’ Masters

               • Ships’ Senior Deck Officers

               • Port Corporations Representatives


               • Harbor Masters

               • Port CEOs

               • Ports’ General Managers Marine Operation

               • VTS Authority Representatives

               • VTS Managers

               • VTS Operators

Course Contents:

              • Understand the origins and significance of VTS and the role it plays in the

                    safety of life at sea and the protection of the marine environment

              • Address the range of legal implications associated with both implementing

                  and not implementing a VTS


              • Describe the process for determining the need for a VTS

              • Identify key VTS subsystems and describe their function within the overall

                 VTS system


              • Identify critical organizational and technical requirements for the

                 implementation of a VTS in accordance with international best practice


              • Analyze the status of VTS and demonstrate an understanding of the next steps necessary

              • Analyze case studies and demonstrate an appreciation of the role of VTS and lessons learnt

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