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Vessel Traffic Service Operator V-103/1
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This course has been designed for captains, officers and graduates in nautical studies who want to embark on a professional career in vessel traffic services. It is also directed at vessel traffic service operators who do not have the V-103/1 certification implemented by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation (IALA).


The course has been designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to perform the functions assigned to vessel traffic service operators working at a VTS, INS, TOS or NAS centre.

Maritime legislation: It strictly follows the IALA V-103/1 course model and the Resolution of the General Direction of the Merchant Marine of 6th July 2011.


Traffic management.

Technical English.



Legal aspects.

Human Resources.

Emergency communications.

Nautical knowledge.

Practical training:

Handling VTS consoles.

Exercises using SMCP.

TOS exercises.

NAS exercises

Watch change exercises.

Individual assessment exercise.


The practical exercises shall be conducted in the VTS simulators at the Jovellanos Centre. During some exercises, we shall connect with the Full Bridge Shiphandling simulator so that trainees can see the position of a vessel in a VTS scenario.


The course consists of 60 certified hours, it´s delivered over a period of 10 days.