Within the scope of the project carried out by the General Directorate of Coastal Safety under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the ship traffic of the Turkish Straits will be managed with a national system developed under the main contractor of HAVELSAN.
In the project, which is planned to be commissioned by the end of this year, the software, sensors and information infrastructure of the Turkish Straits Ship Traffic Services (TBGTH) system were designed by considering the national competencies and production capabilities in our country.
In the project carried out under the main contractor of HAVELSAN, the Ship Traffic Service (VTS) Software was developed nationally and locally by HAVELSAN engineers. HAVELSAN will also maximize the rate of domestic production by integrating radar, electro-optical camera and radar direction finder systems produced by ASELSAN.
With the Turkish Straits Ship Traffic Services System, interaction with ships will be kept at the highest level, and it will be possible to monitor, regulate, organize and manage all ship traffic movements in the Straits with a national system.
The Turkish Straits Ship Traffic Services System is one of the largest systems in its field compared to other examples in the world.
When nearly 50 ship traffic service systems in approximately 500 different countries are examined, it is seen that the length of the service areas and the number of sensors (radar, CCTV, etc.) in the Turkish Straits Ship Traffic Services System, 2 Ship Traffic Services Centers and 26 Traffic Surveillance Stations (light, buoy, etc.) It is one of the largest systems with
Turkish Straits Ship Traffic Services System; With the efficiency and success it provides, its positive effects on the safety of navigation in the Turkish Straits will be seen in a short time. It will be felt in the near future that the Turkish Straits Ship Traffic Services system is quite successful in terms of providing the services effectively and harmoniously and in terms of the main objectives of navigation, life, property and environmental safety.
With its reconfigurable algorithms, national radar, electro-optical camera and radio direction finder systems, full compatibility and interoperability with national systems, Turkish Straits Ship Traffic Services (TBGTH) will enable the General Directorate of Coastal Safety to provide the highest quality service in our seas with a national system.
According to the data of the General Directorate of Coastal Safety; Its geographical structure, narrowness, strong currents, sharp turns, variable climatic conditions and approximately 140 non-stop vessels, approximately 25 dangerous cargo ships crossing and 2 million people are transported every day; With 2.500 regional maritime traffic movements, the Bosphorus is the most important natural and narrow waterway in the world.
Turkish Straits, through which approximately 50 thousand ships pass annually; Under the Sovereignty of the Republic of Turkey, it consists of the 37-mile-long Dardanelles Strait, 110-mile-long Marmara Sea and 17-mile-long Bosphorus.
This waterway, which has a total length of 164 nautical miles between the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, has no alternative and this waterway is of great importance for the economies of all countries, especially the countries that have a coast to the Black Sea.
HAVELSAN; HAVELSAN VTS (VTS Software) is counting the days to contribute to digital maritime with its products and studies on data communication infrastructures, cyber security, autonomous ships and autonomous port management, system integration, process and legislation optimization.