Corsica port installs Transas vessel traffic surveillance system

(AJACCIO, Corsica) — The Port of Ajaccio, the main commercial port in the south of Corsica, is equipped now with the latest generation maritime vessel traffic surveillance (VTS) system from Transas. This project was implemented in partnership between territorial and state authorities of Corsica.

Within the project Transas delivered and installed its Navi-Monitor surveillance solution to monitor and manage the vessel traffic within the port in real-time mode. The Harbour Master’s Office represents the heart of the system. The operator display units installed ensure the operational marine traffic picture is available in real time and is based on the accurate data transmitted from several high-performance sensors including radar, antennas and VHF radio, AIS base station and weather station. This allows port officers to fulfill their daily tasks and responsibilities related to maritime safety and security in accordance with the State Transportation Code.

The VTS system installation is a part of the ambitious modernization plan aiming at improving overall port capacity and increasing safe navigation in its operational areas. The system delivered by Transas allows for surveillance of the Ajaccio Bay and Ricanto area, as well as for control of the access channel. It will reduce collision risks, protect the environment, help to optimize the use of port resources and improve the quality of the services offered.

By Professional Mariner Staff