A Study on the Improvement of the Role of VTS by Analyzing Causes of Marine Accidents in Busan Port
부산항 해양사고 원인분석을 통한 VTS 안전제고 방안에 관한 연구

Young-Seup Kim, Chae-Uk Song
2009 Journal of Navigation and Port Research  
VTS(Vessel Traffic Service) has been established in navigational waters to improve the safety and efficiency of navigation and to prevent marine accidents which could cause a large amount of damages to the marine environment and shipping industries. There have been several reports on analyzing the causes of marine accidents happened around Korean waters of jurisdiction, and those reports contributed not only to the enlargement of waters where VTS operation was needed and but also the
more » ... n of VTS system which was necessary to provide vessels navigating in the service waters with safety-related information. However, the researches for the role of VTS in marine transportation were not still enough to increase the safety of navigation and to decrease the number of accidents. In this paper, in view of the fact that VTS operation is closely connected with the accidents, we analyzed that what parts of VTS operation are involved deeply with the causes of marine accidents in Busan Port, and then proposed a method to improve its performance most effectively.
doi:10.5394/kinpr.2009.33.8.525 fatcat:6m4tpal7cff3xmehpxuhdt67vu