Vessel Traffic Service
•Includes land-based vessel traffic controller
–Does not replace pilot’s authority
–Complements pilot as in air traffic control
•Coast Guard is implementing in selected major ports
Valdez, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Morgan City, Louisville, Sault Ste. Marie, and New York currently have VTCs.
VTC in New Orleans is being developed.
–Not likely to impact commercial fishing