Navigation Aims

Navigation Aims

To improve and promote continuously the safety of navigation within the Humber harbour area.

Navigation Objectives

  • Operate a Vessel Traffic Management Information Service (VTMIS). This is the vessel through which the Competent Harbour Authority manages the passage of vessels navigating through the harbour.

  • Operate a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS). This is the vehicle through which the Competent Harbour Authority monitors and regulates navigation, providing vessels with the necessary information or advice to ensure safe passage through the harbour.

Navigation Roles

The key players who fulfil the objectives of the VTS are the VTS Manager, 10 Assistant Harbour Masters and 7 Vessel Traffic Services Operators, supported by the 11 Marine Information Officers.