December 2017 - IALA publish guidlines on VTS VHF Communications
December 2017 was the date that IALA Guideline G1132 was published.
Entitled “VTS VHF Voice Communication”, it gives its aims and objectives as:
This guideline is intended to engage and support all VTSOs, new and experienced, in promoting best practice in effective VTS radio voice procedures. Furthermore it assists competent authorities, VTS authorities and training organisations when developing standardised operating procedures on communication.
It provides guidance that aims to ensure consistency amongst VTSOs when communicating on the VHF.
The two other VTS related IALA Guidelines issued in the same month were:
G1130 “Technical aspects of Information Exchange between VTS and Allied or Other Services”.
G1131 “Setting and Measuring VTS Objectives”.