VTS Supervisor V-103/2

June 24, 2021

Based on IALA Model Course V-103/2 on Vessel Traffic Services Supervisor Training, Edition 2

Based on IALA Model Course V-103/2 on Vessel Traffic Services Supervisor Training, Edition 2

The complete course comprises six modules, each of which deals with a specific course module and subject representing a requirement or function of a VTS Supervisor, followed by simulated exercises and an assessment intended to be representative of events and incidents likely to be experienced in a VTS centre.

The course comprises 6 modules which are summarised below – full details can be found in the IALA model course V-103/2.

  • Advanced Traffic Management
  • Data used in VTS
  • Marine Organisations
  • Traffic/Port Management
  • Dangerous Cargoes
  • VTS Equipment
  • Operation of equipment and systems
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Redundancy of equipment
  • Additional Personal Attributes
  • Leadership
  • Communication Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Responding to Emergency Situations
  • Contingency Plans
  • Administrative Functions
  • Planning and Organisation
  • Traffic schedules
  • Performance of a VTS centre
  • Performance of VTS personnel
  • Preparation of reports (internal and external)
  • Allied services
  • Legal Knowledge
  • Legal basis for VTS in international law
  • Legal liabilities and their implications to VTS
  • Legal liabilities and the implication to others in a VTS area
  • Shipping acts and regulations relating to VTS

A successful candidate’s logbook shall be endorsed as is proper.

Course Details

Course Duration: 10 days

Assessment: Written and Direct Observation of Practical Exercises

Attendance: 100% attendance is required

Entry Requirements: A candidate should:

Be in possession of a valid VTS Operator Certificate and completed Logbook;

Valid International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 6, or its equivalent;

Approved service as VTS Operator (at least 12 months continuous service without interruption) and the completion of all required additional and OJT; and

Satisfy the Competent Authority/ VTS Authority requirements.

Accreditation: IALA, FTA