Statutory guidance

Vessel monitoring system devices

Details of skipper responsibilities, device specification and requirements, VMS+ guidance, and reports.


Vessel Monitoring System for 15 metre and over vessels

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Further details of vessel monitoring system (VMS):

  • skipper responsibilities
  • device requirements and specifications
  • VMS+ guidance, which explains VMS regulatory requirements and the functionality of the VMS+ device – VMS+ devices are currently being installed on vessels between 12 and 15 metres overall length.
  • VMS report types
Published 11 June 2014
Last updated 8 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. VMS5 form updated
  2. Vessel Monitoring System for 15m and over vessels letter added
  3. Vessel Monitoring System and Elogbooks compliance letter published
  4. First published.