You will gain the basic skills and knowledge to proceed to on the job training that will enable the routine day to day duties of a VTS operator to be carried out in an efficient and safe manner
Effective and clear communication in English, using standardized marine vocabulary, needed both in routine and emergency situations
Learn how to be able to coordinate effectively with allied services, particularly search and rescue services
Learn how to analyze the connection between safe and efficient traffic movement
The differences between service levels: Information Service, Navigational Assistance Service and Traffic Organization Service
All our VTS instructors have extensive experience in providing VTS courses
Our VTS training has been accredited by the competent authority since 2005 and is waiting for a Nautical Institutes accreditation
We have provided VTS training for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) SAFEMED projects since 2015
The VTS simulator at Aboa Mare is userfriendly and it’s easy to learn how to operate the basic functions. This gives more time to focus on the relevant topics in the exercises.
We have participated in the renewal process for edition 2 of Model Course V-103/1
We have trained most of the VTS personnel in Finland that monitor the challenging archipelago and difficultly navigated fairways leading to the Finnish ports.
Many VTS teams from the Nordic countries and international non-European VTS teams have been trained by us.
VTS Operator Training Course V-103/1
Intended for persons aiming for a career as VTS operator
The VTS Operator Training Course is intended for seafarers with the minimum qualification of Watchkeeping Officer or equivalent. If participants do not fulfill the prerequisites, we can arrange the necessary training for them.
Experienced VTS instructors fulfilling the requirements by the competent authority.
The course fulfils the recommendations of the IALA Model Course V-103/1
Knowledge, competences and skills are assessed through a written exam and through simulator exercises
Participants completing the course successfully will be issued a course certificate.