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Course Details


Rome, Italy
From Date: 23-Jan-2023   
To Date: 27-Jan-2023
5 Days

Ref No:         SM025
Title:             Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) & Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS)
Start Date:    23 January, 2023 End Date: 27 January 2023
Venue:          Rome, Italy
Fee:               $6,250

Training will be held at any of the 5 star hotels. The exact venue will be informed once finalized.

  • Understand the concepts and functionalities of Vessel Traffic Services & Management systems
  • Evaluate and use international guidelines to assist in the establishment, management andoperation of VTIMS systems
  • Examine  and  discuss  approaches  to  VTS  operator  training  including  the  use  of simulators
  • Identify  and  discuss  the  potential  problems  in  vessel  control  that  may  exist  between ship and shore controller.



Officers that want to work port side with the management of vessel traffic and control. Non-seafarers will be required to take a course with general nautical notions and GMDSS before enrolling.



        Day 1

        0800 -1000    Introduction
        1000-1030     Break
        1030-1230     VTS authority
        1230-1300     Break
        1300-1400     VTS operator
        1400-1430     discussions

        Day 2

        0800 -1000    VTS Classifications
        1000-1030     Break
        1030 -1230    VTS services  
        1230-1300     Break
        1300-1400     Planning a VTS
        1400-1430     discussions

        Day 3

        0800 -1000    VTS Structuring
        1000-1030     Break
        1030-1230     AIS –A VTS Tool
        1230-1300     Break
        1300-1400     VTS Personnel
        1400-1430     Discussions

         Day 4

         0800 –1000   Operating a VTS Cost
         1000-1030     Break
         1030-1230     IMO Res 857 (20)
         1230-1300     Break
         1300-1400     benefit Analysis
         1400-1430     discussions

         Day 5

         0800 -1000    EnvironmentalProtection
         1000 -1030    Break
         1030-1200     Sample extract
         1200-1230     Break
         1230-1400     Legal measuresWAS
         1400-1430     Open discussions and evaluation

Pre & Post Tests will be conducted
Case Studies, Group Exercises, Group Discussions, Last Day Review & Assessments will be carried out.


Define Management Consultancy & Training Certificate of course completion will be issued to all attendees.


A  highly  interactive  combination  of  lectures  and  discussion sessions  will  be  managed  to maximize the amount and quality of information and knowledge transfer. The sessions will start by raising the most relevant questions, and motivate everybody find the right answers. You will also be encouraged to raise your own questions and to share in the development of the right answers using your own analysis and experiences.  Tests of multiple-choice type will be made available on daily basis to examine the effectiveness of delivering the course.All presentations  are  made  in  excellent  colorful  power  point.  Very  useful  Course  Materials will be given.

  • 30% Lectures
  • 30% Workshops and work presentation
  • 20% Group Work& Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos& General Discussions


6,250 US$ per participant for Public Training includes Materials/Handouts, tea/coffee breaks, refreshments & Buffet Lunch

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