Vessel traffic services compliance and enforcement framework
We are responsible for authorising and auditing of vessel traffic services (VTS) authorities in Australia.
Mariners are responsible for complying with the procedures and requirements for that VTS area.
VTS Authorities are responsible for assisting mariners meet their obligations within their VTS area. Measures such as engagement and education, provision of advice and warnings are used to promote compliance to VTS requirements.
Where non‑compliance is detected, a VTS Authority may recommend to AMSA that enforcement action be considered by reporting on the Alleged VTS Non-compliance Report. This will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis in a manner consistent with AMSAs Compliance and Enforcement Policy.
The VTS Compliance and Enforcement Framework provides guidance to VTS Authorities.