Vessel Traffic Information System – Transview 32
Transview 32 (TV32) is a Vessel Traffic Information System (software) that was jointly developed by the Columbia River Pilots (COLRIP), the Columbia River Steamship Operators Association (CRSOA), and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. The System is used by Pilots, Vessel Agents, Tug Operators, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to monitor vessel traffic and manage navigation.
The Lower Columbia & Willamette River System has a robust AIS receiver system that supplies a variety of information that is used during a vessel’s transit. On board commercial vessels, TV32 is used by Pilots and is a real-time vessel traffic display that is connected through the vessel’s Automatic Identification System (AIS). TV32 information is also broadcast via secure internet and used by COLRIP’s Dispatch/Vessel Movement Coordinators and other Industry Stakeholders to monitor vessel traffic, manage anchorages, and to maintain maritime domain awareness.
TV32 displays all AIS equipped vessels with scaled icons based upon AIS information broadcast. TV32 is able to track speed, heading, course over ground, ETA’s to various points, and predicts vessel meeting/overtaking locations with real-time information.
The TV32 system is integrated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) channel surveys, NOAA charts, the NOAA Ports System river level sensors and Google Earth.
TV32 is a robust VTIS, a detailed and regional integrated system that COLRIP and Industry Stakeholders use to enhance the safety of navigation and protect the Great River of the West.