The movement of marine traffic including VLCC vessels off the Atlantic Coast and the need for their registration has established the requirement for the development of telecommunications and electronics equipment complexes termed Vessel Traffic Management Systems (VTMS). Several of these systems are being employed in Canada and this paper deals with those employed and under development on the Atlantic coast by the Ministry of Transport. There are presently fully operational systems at Eddy Point (Canso Strait, Nova Scotia) and Chebucto Head (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and construction and installation of systems are in process for Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, and Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick. These systems, which are comprised of integrated radar, VHF/HF communications, VHF direction-finding and collision-avoidance computing equipments, enhance the safe navigation and provide means for regulation of all marine traffic in these control areas.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the RTCM Assembly Meeting, St. Petersburg, Fla., April 1-3, 1974, with the Propeller Club of the United States. Vol. 1, Papers A-F, Maritime Electronics. Vol. 2, Papers G-N, Maritime Satellite Systems and Maritime Navigation. Vol. 3, Papers O-T, Maritime Telecommunication Trends. Vol. 4, Papers 0A-0I, Maritime Transponders and Collision Avoidance Systems. Sold as a complete 4 volume set for $15.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    /Federal Communications Commission
    Washington, DC  United States  20554
  • Authors:
    • Rose, C A
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00057087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Symposium Papers P
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM