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Hong Kong modernises maritime monitoring

22nd July 2016 - 06:15 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong has beefed up its ability to monitor maritime traffic thanks to the installation of a new third-generation vessel traffic services (VTS) system.

The VTS, installed by HITT, which is part of the Saab group, commenced operations in March. It is capable of automatically tracking 10,000 vessels simultaneously, which is double the capacity of the previous 14-year-old system.

Maisie Cheng, director of the Hong Kong Marine Department, told Shephard that her department cooperates with the Hong Kong Marine Police and Fire Services Department on maritime security.

‘We work very closely with them,’ Cheng said. Reports from the police, for

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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