Vessel Traffic Services
Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Humber, which is located at the Humber Marine Control Centre (HMCC) in Grimsby, operates a 24-hour service for all river users. Its major function is to monitor and regulate navigation of those parts of the Humber Estuary and Rivers Ouse and Trent within the jurisdiction of the Harbour Master, Humber. The system is compulsory for all sea-going vessels and craft when entering the Humber VTS area. The Service provides AIS coverage throughout the VTS area and radar tracking within the area bounded by the Humber Bridge and the seaward limits of the VTS area.