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24/7 Operations Center


24/7 Pacific Vessel Monitoring and Alerting Center

160+ Terrestrial AIS Receiving Sites augmented with Satellite AIS

Increased safety and environmental protection


PacMMS employs a 24 hour Vessel Monitoring and Alerting Center staffed by trained personnel and equipped with state of the art AIS vessel tracking software evaluating AIS data received from a network of over 160 terrestrial AIS receiving sites and several AIS satellite receiving systems covering the Pacific. The PacMMS Operations Center serves to assist vessels’ compliance with port queuing initiatives developed to increase the distance vessels remain offshore to provide more open water to reduce the risk of collisions as well as mitigate nearshore emissions. PacMMS also aid vessels adherence to offshore routing measures and notifies regional PacMMS affiliate organizations and other appropriate parties when an incident of concern presenting an elevated risk of a marine casualty is detected.

Regional Maritime Expertise


Access to information from 6 West Coast Maritime Organizations - Southern California to Alaska

24/7 access to information on locations of response vessels and POCs when needed

Five 24/7 Information Centers – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Juneau


When a vessel is faced with an elevated risk situation such as loss of power, information on resources available, their capabilities, current locations of response assets and points of contact will be provided 24 hours a day from PacMMS’s network of regional maritime experts. An updated Emergency Response Information System developed and maintained by PacMMS is made available to owners/operators, QI’s (Qualified Individual) the Coast Guard and state agencies when an incident develops to aid implementation of an effective and timely response to prevent or minimize adverse impacts.


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Communications


Communication protocols and capabilities pre-arranged for all participating vessels

Six 7/24 hour Operations Centers on the Pacific Coast all interconnected and sharing information

Satellite digital and voice communications employed to minimize potential for lost communications


When a vessel is faced with an elevated risk situation such as loss of power, information on resources available, their capabilities, current locations of response assets and points of contact will be provided 24 hours a day from PacMMS’s network of regional maritime experts. An updated Emergency Response Information System developed and maintained by PacMMS is made available to owners/operators, QI’s (Qualified Individual) the Coast Guard and state agencies when an incident develops to aid implementation of an effective and timely response to prevent or minimize adverse impacts.