UNITED STATES COAST GUARD VESSEL TRAFFIC SYSTEMS: AN ANALYSIS OF PORT NEEDS

This paper discusses the action that is being taken by the United States Coast Guard to promote marine safety through vessel traffic system design and development. A vessel traffic system (VTS) is defined as an integrated system encompassing the variety of technologies, equipment and people employed to coordinate vessel movements in or approaching a port or waterway. Factors which have prompted the development of VTS are reviewed along with current status of Coast Guard Systems and planning. Emphasis is placed on future developments, and the findings of a recently completed Coast Guard Study are discussed. Based on the results of that study, projections are made on the expected effectiveness of VTS and on the probable course which system development will take in the next ten years.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the SNAME Spring Meeting, Chicago, Ill., May 22-24, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, T V
    • Ryan, D T
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM