VTS Operator
3 Years as Navy officer Experience

  • Grade 9 / Class III
  • Specific Training: IALA R-V-103/1 ; IALA R-V-103/3
  • Age: 30 - 55 years
  • Minimum of Second Mate certificate “class-III” with 3 (three) years’ experience as navigating officer on a Merchant Marine vessel.
  • Previous VTS and/or Port operations experience will be preferred.
  • Recognized IALA VTS Operator Basic Training V-103/1.
  • English language is mandatory working language.
  • Knowledge of Arabic language is preferred

Ex-Navy Petty officers may be accepted a VTS operators, subject to

  • A minimum of 5 (five) years prior VTS operator experience
  • Good command of English Language.

The VTS Authority has developed a detailed job descriptions for VTS operators at each VTS center, based on the services to be provided by the particular center and the equipment available. The function of VTS operator as set out in this paragraph is intended to provide a broad guide to the tasks expected to be undertaken by a VTS operator.

Job purpose
The purpose of the position of a VTS Operator is to operate the Vessel Traffic System in order to ensure safe and efficient movement of vessels within the area of jurisdiction.

Activities and tasks

  • Interact with ships to deliver the VTS services as defined by the Competent Authority.
  • Operate equipment for communications, data collection, data analysis and establishment of a traffic image.
  • In an Information Service (INS) transmit information at appropriate times, at the request of a vessel or when deemed necessary by the VTS, for example a sudden deterioration of weather conditions.
  • In a Navigational Assistance Service (NAS) transmit such information as may be needed to aid a ship in difficult navigational or meteorological circumstances or in case of defects or deficiencies. The assistance will be given upon request by a ship or when deemed necessary by the VTS.
  • In a Traffic Organization Service (TOS), organize the vessel traffic within a waterway by means of, traffic monitoring and traffic regulations using, as appropriate, nautical knowledge of the area concerned, the traffic image and suitable marine and port information management system.
  • Operate and update the Port Management & Information system Database, maintaining records of all ships calls, time log, and movement information.
  • Respond to emergency situations such as distress, marine pollution and other special circumstances defined for the VTS area.
  • Where arranged, co-ordinate communications with ships, allied services and other agencies.

Knowledge, Skills and experience

  • VTS personnel undertaking these activities and tasks should hold a valid VTS Operator certificate and an endorsement in the VTS certification logbook for On-the-Job Training at the VTS center in which the operator is employed.
  • They are also expected to be able to use common software programs such as Microsoft word & excel, be able to use the web and communicate via email.

VTS Operators may be considered for promotion subject to the following;

a) To have a minimum of three years VTS experience, two of which to have been serving with ADNOC.
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b) To have received appropriate IALA recommended training V103/2.
c) To have received favorable reports by the station Harbor Master.

Must submit CV in WORD file (.doc) ONLY to hr6@horizon.ae  (Subject: VTS Operator )

and please include the following details  (mandatory)

  • Current location
  • Visa Status
  • Current salary -AED 
  • Expected Salary- AED
  • Notice period
  • Total Years of Experience
  • Do you have IALA R-V-103/1 / IALA R-V-103/3 Training?
  • Do you have at least 3 years Navy officer experience?
  • Minimum Experience: 3 Years
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor or Equivalent
  • Job Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Emirate: Abu Dhabi
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