Industry Visit at Port Operations Control Centre (POCC-VISTA)
On 18th August 2015, our employees attended an industry visit at the Port Operations Control Centre (POCC-Vista) hosted by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
They had the opportunity to observe real-time actions in the operation control room and tour the viewing gallery for an overview of control operations. It was definitely a great experience as they gained insight into Singapore’s rich maritime heritage, shipping traffic and port control from this field visit.
About the Port Operation Control Centre (POCC) Vista:
Photo Source: MPA
Vessel traffic management operations are conducted at Port Operation Control Centre (POCC) Vista. It is equipped with the next generation Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS). The state-of-the-art VTIS is able to integrate data from various sources, including radars, Automatic Identification System, Harbour Craft Transponder System, Closed Circuit Television System and ship databases to present a comprehensive sea situation picture to MPA’s Vessel Traffic Management (VTM) operators on high-resolution displays.
Enhanced monitoring functions also assist the VTM operators in detecting potential collisions and grounding situations, so as to facilitate timely warning to ships. The enhanced capabilities will help in ensuring safety of navigation and environmental protection in the Port of Singapore and the Singapore Strait even with increases in traffic volumes.