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Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS)

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Vessel Traffic Management
and Information System (VTMIS)

Ensuring Safe Navigation of Vessels in Coastal Areas

Scheduled Dates

26 Feb - 01 Mar 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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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
  • Communication co-ordination
  • 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:

  • VTS Operator
  • VTS Supervisor
  • 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.

Organisational Impact

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

Personal Impact

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

Daily Agenda

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
  • Ship’s particulars
  • 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)
  • Radar system
  • ECDIS tracking system
  • DGPS
  • Digital selective calling system
  • International maritime buoyage
  • VHF

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

  • Collision
  • Capsize
  • Sinking
  • Grounding
  • Fire On Vessel
  • Man Overboard
  • Pollution
  • Places of Refuge
  • Medical Emergency
  • Vessel Not Under Command (NUC)
  • Security Incident
  • Natural Disaster


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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