MVS Visits VTS


As part of Maritime Safety Week, members of MVS Northumbria paid a visit to the operational hub of the Port of Tyne.

Alan Feast, Harbour Master at the Port of Tyne invited members of the Unit to the Port’s Vessel Traffic Services to see the work carried out there.

Tyne VTS provides 24/7 coverage of the Statutory Harbour Area.
The aim of a VTS is to ensure safety of navigation and protection of the environment.
The visit was one of several activities organised by the Port as part of Maritime Safety Week.

Head of Unit, Jennifer Mitchelson said, ” We were given a tour of the facilities by the Harbour Master and enjoyed a general discussion around maritime safety and the movement of vessels around the port.
For all of us who are river users it gave us a unique insight into the work carried out behind the scenes.”