Tyne VTS


24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our Vessel Traffic Services unit monitors and controls all commercial shipping, fishing and leisure movements on the River Tyne.

The team coordinates pilotage, towage and mooring, provides the information that seafarers need for their navigational decision-making, and ensures a safe, secure and efficient passage to and from berth to sea.

We have highly qualified, experienced mariners on our VTS team who can empathise with what seafarers are experiencing on the bridge and understand the challenges that Masters, pilots and officers might be facing.  

Tyne VTS is operated on a 24 hour basis, using the call sign ‘Tyne VTS’, with Channel 12 as the primary maritime VHF radio frequency.

Contact us on +44 (0)191 257 2080 or email us at tyneVTS@portoftyne.co.uk