A Vessel Traffic Officer organises safe and efficient port operation activities which are environmentally acceptable.
They coordinate ships within the port and harbor to avoid collisions by managing movements from a port control centre using computerised vessel traffic management systems. Vessel Traffic Officer’s must have strong communication skills as they are in constant contact with the Ship’s Master, shipping agents, and port/terminal operators. They also should be able to handle emergency situations in a calm and efficient manner as the port control centre is the communication hub in any emergency situation.
$42,000 – $86,581 (median – $64,290)*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.