Harbour Control (VTS)
- Poole Harbour Control provides an essential Information Service (INS) and Traffic Organisation Service (TOS) as defined by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
- Poole Harbour Control is manned by one of five Officers, 365 days, 24/7 providing information for all vessels and traffic clearance for those over 25m in length.
- The Harbour Control Officer monitors VHF channels 14 and 16, Radar, CCTV, AIS, weather stations and tidal gauges so that a comprehensive service can be delivered at all times.
- The Harbour Control Officers will use Message Markers and Standard Marine Phrases to ensure clear and concise communications are upheld at all times.