THE COAST GUARD'S VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICES PROGRAM
This presentation outlines action that is being taken by the U.S. Coast Guard to promote marine safety in certain major U.S. ports and waterways through the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) program. A VTS employs various components including VHF-FM communications, radar, low light level television and in some cases automatic data processing equipment to coordinate vessel movements to reduce congestion and casualties. The main elements of the three operational VTSs are summarized, and emphasis is given to the development of the VTS for New York Harbor, scheduled to begin operations in mid 1978. This presentation demonstrates how VTSs can contribute to marine safety, environmental protection, and increased efficiency in the waterborne transportation system.
- Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages. Cost: to ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00.
New York, NY USA 10017-2398
- Bauman, R A
- Publication Date: 1977
- TRT Terms: Driver information systems; Marine safety; Marine transit; Port operations; Radar; Safety; Television; Traffic control; Very high frequency; Vessel traffic control
- Geographic Terms: New York (State)
- Old TRIS Terms: Low light level television; Vhf communications
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00170787
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM