A one-way route which vessels have to comply with within a traffic separation scheme


Related Terms

ORTHOTROPIC DECK

A bridge deck constructed typically of flat steel plate and longitudinal and transverse ribs; functions in carrying traffic and acting as top flanges of floor beams.

MOVABLE BRIDGE

A bridge in which either the horizontal or vertical alignment can be readily changed to permit the passage of traffic beneath it. Often called drawbridge (an anachronism).

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

The application of advanced technologies to surface transportation problems, including traffic and transportation management, travel demand management, advanced public transportation management, electronic payment, commercial vehicle operations, emergency services management, and advanced vehicle control and safety systems. Previously known as intelligent vehicle highway systems.

INSHORE TRAFFIC ZONE

A routing measure comprising a designated area between the landward boundary of a traffic separation scheme and the adjacent coast, intended for local traffic

DEEP SEA TRADE

The traffic route of both cargo and passenger vessels which are regularly engaged on the high seas or on long voyages.

CONTROLLED AIR SPACE

An airspace of defined dimensions within which air traffic control service is provided

ESTABLISHED DIRECTION OF TRAFFIC FLOW

A traffic flow pattern indicating the directional movement of traffic as established within a traffic separation scheme.

VTS

Vessel traffic service: A service, designed to improve safety, efficiency, and easiness of vessel traffic and to protect the environment

VTS

Vessel Traffic Services

PRECAUTIONARY AREA

A routing measure comprising an area within defined limits where ships must navigate with particular caution and within which the direction of traffic flow may be recommended.

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