International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Guidelines for Vessel Traffic Services - Australian Government

Description

You will be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to provide a vessel traffic service.

You must obtain the authorisation of the agency before operating a vessel traffic service (VTS). A VTS authority applies within a specific VTS area.

The agency will not grant an authority unless it is satisfied that you can meet the responsibilities of a VTS authority mentioned in the Guidelines for Vessel Traffic Services.

Compliance with the guidelines is an ongoing condition of authorisation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Task Resources
Comply Guidelines for Vessel Traffic Services - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6279 5000