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Ministry for Shipping e-launches the development of Indigenous Software solution for VTS/ VTMS

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  • October 22, 2020
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Ministry for Shipping e-launches the development of Indigenous Software solution for VTS/ VTMS

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure; Science and Technology

In news

  • Recently, the development of Indigenous Software solution for Vessel traffic services (VTS) and Vessels Traffic Monitoring Systems (VTMS) was launched. 
  • Launched by: Ministry for Shipping 
  • The Shipping has sanctioned an amount of Rs. 10 Crore to IIT, Chennai for development of indigenous VTS software.

Key takeaways

  • VTS and VTMS are software which determine vessel positions, position of other traffic or meteorological hazard warnings and extensive management of traffic within a port or waterway.
  • Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) contribute to safety of life at sea, safety and efficiency of navigation and protection of the marine environment.
  • VTMS is mandatory under IMO Convention SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea).
  • The VTMS traffic image is compiled and collected by means of advanced sensors such as radar, AIS, direction finding, CCTV and VHF or other co-operative systems and services.

Do you know?

  • A modern VTMS integrates all of the information into a single operator working environment for ease of use and in order to allow for effective traffic organization and communication.
  • Implementation of National Maritime Domain Awareness programme of Indian Navy shall become feasible with Indian VTS software at low cost.

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