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The Navigator - issue 18: VTS

4 June 2018


Issue 18 cover

VTS for issue 18 of The Navigator magazine


The latest issue of The Nautical Institute’s popular magazine explores Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and how the system is so important for safe navigation.

In-depth articles examine the role of VTS, the different types of services and how vessels and VTS can achieve effective communications to help avoid maritime accidents. The Navigator also spoke to a serving VTS Officer, giving an insight in to her work in the industry today.

Emma Ward, Editor, said: "There is so much to be learnt from VTS operators and the way that vessels can communicate with them. By highlighting the vital work these people carry out, I hope that we can encourage navigators at all levels to take a keener interest in the communications and techniques behind VTS.”

David Patraiko FNI, Director of Projects for The Nautical Institute, added: “VTS operators are maritime professionals trained to a standard overseen by IALA. Our 18th issue of The Navigator aims to start conversations amongst our readers about VTS, which will hopefully help navigators become better, safer mariners – and even open up new career options for the future.”

The Navigator is free to read online, via The Navigator App, or in print. The Nautical Institute aims to distribute the print 12-page magazine to as many professional marine navigators as possible. Anyone interested in finding out how their organisation can become a distributor alongside many other missions and maritime training establishments should visit: 

The Navigator is produced by The Nautical Institute with support from the Royal Institute of Navigation.




For more information please contact Bridget Hogan, Director of Publishing and Membership, The Nautical Institute + 44 (0)20 7928 1351,

Editor’s notes:


The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1972, it has over 40 branches world-wide and some 7,000 members in over 120 countries.


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