2020-21 Vessel Traffic Services award now open

Wednesday 30 September 2020
Do you know a VTS center or staff member who has made an outstanding contribution to the safety of life at sea, the safety and efficiency of navigation or the protection of the marine environment?

Nominate them for the 2020-21 Australian Vessel Traffic Service Award.

The VTS centers around our coastlines are central to the safe and efficient movement of vessels in and around busy ports. They are also strategically placed to assist with incidents or emergencies that may occur in and around their areas of responsibility. 

Last year’s inaugural award went to Hay Point VTS Officer Warren Bath for his coordination of an incident involving a bulk carrier that had drifted off the berth in the middle of the night.  

Warren’s quick response ensured the ship was returned alongside with no damage to the bulk carrier, surrounding ships or the environment. 

Port Headland VTS and Brisbane VTS were also highly commended for their work during search and rescue incidents in the 2019-20 awards.  Read more about the events surrounding these three nominations.

Nominations will be open until 21 February 2021.  

Read more about the Australian Vessel Traffic Service Award and how to submit a nomination.