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Thursday, April 11, 2024
File photo shows a cargo ship transiting on the St. Lawrence Seaway near the Welland Canal. Photo: Jon Nicholls Photography /

U.S. and Canada Sign Historic Agreement to Boost Vessel Traffic Services in the Great Lakes Region

U.S. and Canadian authorities have signed Cooperative Vessel traffic Service (CVTS) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at bolstering the safety and

April 11, 2024
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Collision near Morgans Point in Houston Ship Channel
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NTSB Study Digs Into Safety of U.S. Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service System

A safety study released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board details 14 conclusions and 21 recommendations aimed at further reducing the risk of

September 14, 2016
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Friday, April 5, 2013
USCG Vessel Traffic Service Houston

Security Zone Violation Disrupts Houston Ship Channel

It seems like the VTS in Houston is working as advertised. You can’t just drive wherever you want down there without getting a visit from the local

April 5, 2013
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
USCG Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Port Arthur, Texas

Happy Birthday VTS – USCG’s Eye-In-The-Sky Celebrates 40 Years

by LT Stephanie Young, USCG A dense fog bank formed several hundred yards west of the Golden Gate Bridge. The tanker Arizona Standard was inbound en route to

October 16, 2012
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

VTS Photo Gallery – A look inside maritime vessel traffic services worldwide.

Our friend Richard Rodriguez of the BitterEnd Blog had an excellent post titled VTS – Working with large vessels, that gives Puget Sound boaters tips on

August 18, 2009
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Monday, January 19, 2009

Flight 1592 Video Released by Coast Guard

The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board released this Coast Guard footage of US Airways Flight 1592 performing an emergency landing into the

January 19, 2009
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Word On Vessel Traffic Service

A Word On Vessel Traffic Service by Captain John Denham The purpose of a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is to provide active monitoring and navigational advice

February 19, 2008
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Monday, February 11, 2008

Artificial Intelligence – Can VTS be far behind?

Artificial Intelligence by Richard Rodriguez is reporting that the US Air Forces is looking to artificial intelligence for controlling

February 11, 2008
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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ridiculous Item of the Month – Madatory VTS Instructions

Fairplay brings us the most ridiculous item of the day; Vessels transiting US harbours could come under tight navigational controls in the wake of the Cosco

November 29, 2007
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

American’s Marine Highway

I am pleased to report a significant amount of positive feedback from mariners when discussing new MARAD (Maritime Administration) initiatives. In addition to

November 24, 2007
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Darwin Award Close Call of the Week – Video Youtube commentary; While sailing on San Francisco Bay we had a close encounter with a container ship. The container

November 20, 2007
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San francisco Oil Spill Hearings – A Response to Admiral Bone, USCG

Yesterday my comments were published on the front page of The San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled; “Hearing today at Presidio – tough

November 20, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

Cosco Busan – Questions,Questions,Questions

By Bob Couttie  Once the US National Transportation Safety Board has produced the transcripts of the voyage data recorder from the Cosco Busan (Formerly the

November 16, 2007
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Oil Spill

VTS Warning to Cosco Busan Pilot

National news sources are publishing a story about the VTS warning to the Cosco Busan’s pilot Jim Cota. In a story titled “Ship Got No Alert From

November 16, 2007
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lost in Translation – French Humor

Tim’s Times has a conversation that put a big smile on our faces and reminded me of my favorite TV commercial. Here’s the story: You have to

October 25, 2007
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