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Regional route sharing made possible in the Baltic Sea
22 January 2018

Maritime digitalization carried out in the EfficienSea2 project has enabled effective route sharing between different VTS systems in the Baltic Sea. It has the potential to drastically cut the reporting effort for ship's crew, while offering authorities a better ability to ensure safe traffic at sea.
According to a statement by EfficienSea2 secretariat the days may soon be over when mariners have to pick up a radio to report their vessel and route parameters every time they cross into a new VTS area - at least for those sailing in the Baltic Sea.
By cooperating with the Finnish Transport Agency in EfficienSea2, the Norwegian surveillance system manufacturer Vissim has become the first operator to integrate voyage data from the so-called ENSI system (Enhanced Navigation Support Information) in their own vessel traffic monitoring system.

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