Ports of Jersey’s New VTS Comes on Line

August 4, 2016

Maritime Operation Center (Photo: Ports of Jersey)
Maritime Operation Center (Photo: Ports of Jersey)
Maritime Operation Center (Photo: Ports of Jersey)
Maritime Operation Center (Photo: Ports of Jersey)
Frequentis was selected to modernize the Ports of Jersey’s control center systems through a fully integrated solution and supported by a 10-year maintenance contract. With the factory acceptance test in February, the first steps for the company’s first vessel traffic service (VTS) deployment in U.K. waters have been taken. Ports of Jersey signed off acceptance for its use in live operations in May 2016.
 
After deployment, the upgrade of its Operational and Stand-by Control Centers, multiple remote radios, radars and automatic identification systems has been completed. Ports of Jersey provides 24/7 VTS and coastguard Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) services, relying on Frequentis solutions to supply these services. 
 
“Frequentis continued to provide exceptional project management,” said Russell Mathew, Coastguard & VTS Manager at Ports of Jersey. “With this fully integrated solution the company provided a product to meet all our specific requirements within a very tight schedule.” 
 
With its first VTS in U.K. waters Frequentis delivered high-level integration, an open interface architecture and possibilities for full interoperability with neighboring coast guard services – all complaint to the IALA V-128 standard. 
 
“As a company providing both solutions to our customers – vessel traffic service as a marine traffic monitoring system and air traffic control for aircrafts – they can benefit from our cross-industry expertise. The solution implemented enhances the coast guard operations with new features and is resilient, through the main and back-up control centres. It is ready for integrating future requirements like for example CCTV,” explained Khashayar Saravandi-Rad, Director Maritime at Frequentis. 
 
VTS improve the safety and efficiency of navigation and integrate all information into a single operator working environment. This enables all ports an effective traffic organization and communication for an improved safety at sea.

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