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Harbor control management

Overall Course Objectives
On Completion of the course, candidates should satisfactory understand the basic of establishing Vessel Traffic Services System (VTSS), and familiar with the Equipment, Operators, Procedures, and Users of the Vessel Traffic Services System.

Knowledge and Understanding
At the end of the course, candidates should be able to:
• Realize the importance of VTSS, Understand its terminologies and Determine the types and levels of services provide by the VTSS.
• Demonstrate understanding of safety and efficiency of navigating in High Traffic Areas.
• Identification and monitoring of vessels movements and provision of navigational information.
• Reduce the risk of pollution and coordinating pollution response.
• Define the participation of the candidate in both ways as a user and provider of the information given by the VTSS.

Course content
• Introduction to Vessel Traffic Services and Vessel Traffic Services System.
• Identify Vessel Traffic Services authority
• Identify Vessel Traffic Services areas.
• Identify Vessel Traffic Services center.
• Identify Vessel Traffic Services operator.
• Explanation of Vessel Traffic Services operator duties.
• Explanation of Vessel Traffic Services operator duties.
• Explain Vessel Traffic Services sailing plan
• Explain VTSS services and information’s
• Explanation of  Vessel Traffic organization service
• Operational management of vessel movements to prevent dangerous situations
• Use of communion equipment between VTS center and vessels in the area
• Traffic signals used in communions facilities
• Applications of metrological and hydrological conditions
• Applications on traffic situations, vessel positions, movements, destinations and routing
• Applications on operational status of aids of navigation
• Applications on vessels reports by communion between VTS center and vessels in the area

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