Transas Middle East has completed the installation and commissioning of its standalone automatic identification system (AIS) at the Port of Aqaba in Jordan to avoid ship collisions and ensure efficient navigation.
The main aim of the project is to offer a complete view of the port’s marine traffic to all stakeholders, which will help in predicting dangers and risks related to marine pollution.
According to the company, the AIS meets all international standards and includes the latest vessel traffic service (VTS) technology. as well as the AIS Base station T214 solution that is intended for coastal surveillance, vessel traffic monitoring and ports management.
The system covers the whole of Aqaba Port, its inner port waters, navigational channels and fairways to help prevent marine pollution, improve navigational safety and upgrade the overall security of the port.
Transas has also provided and commissioned the AIS VTS Server, WEB server and related hardware equipment to the Jordan Maritime Authority, financed by the EU-funded SafeMed II regional project.
The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) is carrying out the project in the Mediterranean region on behalf of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Based in Malta, REMPEC helps the Mediterranean coastal states to ratify, transpose, implement and enforce international maritime conventions related to the prevention of and response to marine pollution from ships.
Image: Transas’ standalone AIS solution is intended for coastal surveillance, vessel traffic monitoring and ports management at the Port of Aqaba. Photo: Etan J. Tal.