Stage

Formation opérateur Vessel Traffic Service (VTSO)

SERVICE DE TRAFFIC MARITIME, OPÉRATEUR

Trainees

Port officers in charge of traffic

Background

– SMCP language competences
–Ability to have a basic conversation in English
–Knowing how to use current telecommunications and detection means
–Handling ship positioning, navigational and identification systems
–Proving the ability to use maritime radiocommunications means

Objectives

Gaining the competences to carry out one or several tasks related to the management system of maritime traffic.

Duration

64 hours over 2 weeks

Number of trainees

Minimum 4 / Maximum 8

Reference

IALA Recommendation V-103 on Standards for Training and Certification of VTS Personnel
IALA Model Course V-103/1

Programme

– Language :  review of the standards SMCP phrases linked to the port
– Module 2 :  Traffic management. Review of the use of procedures for port manoeuvring
– Module 3 : Equipment. Review of the equipment features used by the operators (AIS, CCTV, Radar VTS…)
– Module 4 : Nautical knowledge. Review of the behaviour of manoeuvring ships
– Module 5 : Communication coordination. Review of the prevailing rules and procedures (IMO) applicable during radiocommunications exchanges
– Module 6 :  VHF radio. Review of the VHF technical characteristics (frequencies)
– Module 7 : Human factor. Presentation of the influence of human behaviour in critical situations
– Module 8 :  Emergency situations. SAR operations. GMDSS procedure

Venue

Marseille campus

Trainers

ENSM lecturers and experienced port officers

End of training assessment

Ongoing assessment

Attestation

Yes

End of training certificate

Yes

Satisfaction survey

When asked about the training course, 100% of the trainees were satisfied

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