Vessel Traffic Services

Definition(s)


Vessel Traffic Services (VTS)

A marine traffic monitoring system established by harbour or port authorities to keep track of vessel movements and provide navigational safety in a limited geographical area.

Source: IMO MSC.1/Circ.1343, amendments to the International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual, 24 May 2010, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance