The World VTS Guide – Questionnaire

INTERTANKO has been approached by the World VTS Board regarding The World Vessel Traffic Services Guide,a publication jointly produced by the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), International Maritime Pilots' Association (IMPH), International Harbour Masters' Association (IHMA) and International Federation of Shipmasters' Association (IFSMA).


An Internet-based system of standardised VTS information, it seeks to provide mariners with the details necessary to enter a VTS area and subsequently to comply with its requirements. It can also be used in the preparation of passage plans and/or whilst navigating in the vicinity of the VTS area.


As the methods by which data can now be made available to ships are changing rapidly, we have been asked to circulate a short questionnaire, completion of which would ensure that the data is provided to mariners in the most appropriate and convenient way.


Please send the completed questionnaire (click here to view) directly to the secretary of The World VTS Guide, Mr. Paul Ridgway, either electronically ( or by post.


Paul Ridgway

Secretary, World VTS Guide Board

3 The Green



Lincs, PE9 3RA