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This report summarizes the results of a joint research project on shore-based marine navigation aid systems (COST project 301), carried out from 1983 to 1986 by nine member countries of the European Community, as well as Finland, Norway, Spain, and Sweden, with the aim to item - assess any potential benefits which vessel traffic services (VTS) could bring to the safety and efficiency of traffic and the reduction of pollution risk in European waters; item - make any recommendations on the coordinated European approach to VTS on the basis of the results obtained from this assessment; item - foster the spirit of European cooperation in the field of research in maritime safety and operational efficiency.par The identification of problem areas was based on values obtained for 214 sea areas covering the whole of COST 301 waters for the expected annual number of collisions and strandings, annual risk in monetary terms, number of collisions and strandings per ship-mile, and risk in monetary terms per ship-mile. A study on the costs and benefits of VTS was carried out as well.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11304 EN (1988) FS, PP 351, BFR 1300, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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