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Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait vessel traffic service

The Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait vessel traffic service (REEFVTS) improves the safety and efficiency of vessel movements, and protects the marine environment.

The Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Vessel Traffic Service (REEFVTS) was established in 2004 as a mechanism to improve the safety and efficiency of vessel movements and to help protect the marine environment.

REEFVTS is operated by Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) from their VTS Centre in Townsville.  

Information regarding the mandatory requirements for ships transiting the VTS area and the services provided is available from the Marine Safety Queensland website

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Last updated: 3 December 2019