Vessel Traffic Services

Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is a marine traffic monitoring system that keeps track of vessel movements and provides navigational safety within a geographical area.

VTS can use radar, CCTV, VHF radiotelephony and automatic identification systems to help improve safety at sea, aid navigation and help protect the marine environment.

Running VTS services requires sufficient numbers of qualified operators, who need to carry out training that meets International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) standards. AMC Search has supported the training, development and innovation needs of the VTS sector in Australia and internationally for over 30 years.

AMC Search provides the broadest range of maritime training courses in the Southern Hemisphere, many specifically designed for individuals and organisations in the VTS sector.

Bespoke Training

As well as short courses, over 50% of our training is bespoke and put together to meet the specific training needs of organisations. We can carry out gap and skills analysis and design and deliver training that works for your organisation. Most of our training can be delivered in Tasmania, with accommodation provided, or at your location.

Bespoke training we’ve provided to the VTS industry includes:

  • VTS for Pilots
  • Human Factors for VTS Operators
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Simulated Training

Our state-of-the-art maritime simulation facilities include a Full Mission Bridge: a full-scale mock-up of a ship and its surroundings. Rather than off-the-shelf solutions, we are experts in putting together bespoke simulated training that meets your organisation’s needs.

Simulated training we’ve delivered to the VTS industry includes whole port operations.

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Research and development consulting

Using the world-class facilities and research expertise of the Australian Maritime College, AMC Search provides the shipping industry with consulting services that help it develop and innovate.

We work with organisations to provide ongoing or ad-hoc services that allow them to reduce their costs while providing valuable insight into challenges and solutions they face. Our successful track record include feasibility studies, design developments and tank and field testing.

The Australian Maritime College has the Southern Hemisphere’s most advanced collection of maritime research facilities. AMC Search holds exclusive commercial access to these facilities, which include a 100-metre-long towing tank, a model test basin and a maritime simulation centre.

Consultancy we’ve provided to the VTS sector includes:

  • Risk assessment for changing operations – Port of Melbourne.
  • Towing operations
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Questions about the VTS sector?