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Why Choose this Training Course?
The IMO has adopted The Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS) as an extension of the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) and it is an advanced integrated solution suitable for monitoring and surveillance purposes. The range of its functions, compatibility with multiple sensors and a flexible system with integrated services for direct sharing of VTS operation centers with data possibility of access to certain subsystems that ensures a highly efficient and feasible solution for all types and size of ports and harbors.
This PetroKnowledge Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS) training course will extensively provide details and modern knowledge and practical experience required to undertake the duties associated with VTMIS operations.
This training course shall cover areas such as:
Vessel traffic management
Local knowledge of the VTS area and legislative framework
Equipment used at the VTS centre
Operational and emergency procedures
What are the Goals?
The Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS) training course provides knowledge to ensure the delegates have the required understanding and proficiency to:
Operate equipment used at the VTMIS centre
Provide in time relevant information on factors that may influence the transit of a ship and assist on-board decision making
Monitor the traffic to ensure the safety and efficiency of ship movements
Respond to developing unsafe situations to assist the decision-making process on board
Ensure that co‐ordination takes place between the VTMIS, allied services and other port facilities and services
Who is this Training Course for?
All personnel responsible for the Vessel Traffic Operations including but not limited to:
Coast Guard Officers
Port Operation Personnel
How will this Training Course be Presented?
A highly interactive combination of lectures and discussion sessions as well as case studies will be managed to maximise the amount and quality of information, knowledge, and experience transfer. The attendees will also be encouraged to raise more of their questions and to share developing the right answers using their analysis and experience. There will also be some indoor experiential activities to enhance learning. Course material through PowerPoint equipped with necessary animation, learning videos, and general discussions will be provided.
Implementing the IMO regulations by monitoring the traffic of the vessels within the coastal areas is considered one of the most vital factors of keeping a safe navigation operation. The course syllabus shall ensure that all attendees will learn the most modern techniques of ship monitoring that will maintain the organisation compliance to the local & international requirements. This will be achieved while the delegate’s study the:
Difference between VTS & VTMIS
Collision Regulations – Requirements
ECDIS Tracking System
VTMIS & Emergency Procedures
The emergency response procedures
By attending the Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS) training course, the delegates will gain the required knowledge to ensure their readiness to take over the VTS operator job or to have the opportunity to be promoted to VTS supervisor. This can be assured as he/she will be gaining the skills of:
Monitoring of vessel within the VTS centre vicinity
Using the VTS Centre equipment
Identify the vessels course & speed and guiding them to safe transit
Understanding of the Role of the Road (COLLREG)
Using of ARPA, ECDIS, & Electronic Charts to fix the ship position
Act professionally in case of emergency
Day One: Introduction to VTMIS
Vessel Traffic Management Information Systems (VTMIS)
Purpose of VTMIS
Related IMO Regulations
SOLAS Chapter V
Difference between VTS & VTMIS
Types of service provided by VTS
Qualification and training standards for VTS Personnel
Day Two: Managing Traffic Service
Traffic separation scheme
Types of vessels
Collision regulations – requirements
Deep draft vessels
Vessel restricted to her ability to maneuver
Types of vessel courses
Tides and tidal streams effect
Day Three: VTMIS Center Equipment
Automatic Identification System (AIS)
ECDIS tracking system
Digital selective calling system
International maritime buoyage
Day Four: VTMIS & Safety Measures Implemented in Singapore Strait
Rules for vessels navigating through the Straits of Malacca and Singapore
Mandatory reporting rystem "STRAITREP"
Shore-based control of vessel movements in Singapore Strait
Pros and con of traffic organisation service
VTS sailing plans
Monitoring suspicious activities (Piracy)
Day Five: VTMIS & Emergency Procedures
Fire On Vessel
Places of Refuge
Vessel Not Under Command (NUC)
On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be
awarded to the delegates
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