VTS Training Overview


Aboa Mare offers VTS operator, supervisor and On the Job Training Instructor Courses that fulfil the requirements of the IALA model courses.

polar code training

Course Description

8-day course that covers the knowledge and practical competence required by a VTS operator. The course meets the requirements of IALA Model Course V-103/1.

What you will learn

  • You will gain the basic skills and knowledge to proceed to on the job training that will enable the routine day to day duties of a VTS operator to be carried out in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Effective and clear communication in English, using standardized marine vocabulary, needed both in routine and emergency situations.
  • Learn how to be able to coordinate effectively with allied services, particularly search and rescue services.
  • Learn how to analyze the connection between safe and efficient traffic movement.
  • The differences between service levels: Information Service, Navigational Assistance Service and Traffic Organization Service.

 

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Course Description

10-day course that covers the knowledge and practical competence required by a VTS supervisor. The course meets the requirements of IALA Model Course V-103/2.

What you will learn

  • You will gain the basic skills and knowledge to be able to demonstrate a sense of responsibility, independence, willingness to cooperate with others and the ability to motivate and lead a VTS team.
  • Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of international, national and local legislative requirements and regulations.
  • Participants will learn skills to identify and explain the malfunction or degradation in performance of equipment and to keep the system operational on a 24/7 basis.
  • Learn how to recognize when stressful situations are developing and have knowledge of the management techniques necessary to minimize the effect of such situations.
  • Learn how to assess, implement and contribute to the development of contingency plans relating to distress, emergencies and other special circumstances.

 

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Course Description

3-day course that covers the knowledge and practical competence required by an Instructor of On-the-Job Training for VTS Personnel. The course meets the requirements of IALA Model Course V-103/4.

What you will learn

  • How to provide the OJT programme, taking into account the requirements of the Competent/VTS Authority.
  • How to review and update the contents of the OJT programme.
  • How to assess the trainee’s personal ability and adapt the OJT programme accordingly.
  • How to monitor and assess the trainee’s progress and document this in the trainee’s task book.
  • How to provide feedback about the trainee’s performance to the VTS Supervisor and/or Manager
  • How to report all pre-OJT training deficiencies to the VTS Supervisor and/or Manager
  • How to manage adult instruction methods and techniques

 

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 ABOA MARE 

At Aboa Mare Maritime Academy and Training Center, we use the latest state-of-the-art simulator equipment and pedagogical tools to provide an enhanced maritime training experience in a simulated environment, promoting teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making and confidence. We are specialized on simulation, ice navigation (Polar Code and azimuthing propulsion courses in ice) and IGF Code courses for LNG fueled ships. Aboa Mare’s first-rate simulators are also used for research, innovation, and development projects.

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