VTS Traffic Organization Service (TOS)

MSP id: 
MSP3

The traffic organization service concerns the operational management of traffic and the forward planning of vessel movements to prevent congestion and dangerous situations, and is particularly relevant in times of high traffic density or when the movement of special transports may effect the flow of other traffic. The service may also include establishing and operating a system of traffic clearances or VTS sailing plans or both in relation to priority of movements, allocation of space, mandatory reporting of movements in the VTS area, routes to be followed, speed limits to be observed or other appropriate measures which are considered necessary by the VTS authority

Source documents:

  1. Approval e-Navigation Strategic Implementation Plan (doc. MSC 85/26) 2014
  2. Proposal e-Navigation Strategic Implementation Plan (MSC 85/26/Add.1) 2014