Vessel Traffic Services Authority provides services on management of traffic and information service to navigation, by issuing advice and recommendations related to safety of navigation, supporting on-board decision-making in complex meteorological and navigational environment and organize the movement of vessels in order to prevent the emergence and development of the danger of an accident and collision.
By the National Electronic Shipping Formalities Processing Center, the Directorate provides information service to the ports by improving the organization of processing of documents on issuance permits of ‘Freelance” and “Clearance, Sailing Permission” to shorten the time for documents processing using the ones standardized by the recommendations of IMO (FAL Forms).
More information on the National Electronic Shipping Formalities Processing Center can be found here.
The coast Radio Station Varna, in accordance with the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), provides continuous 24-hour monitoring of international channels and frequencies for disaster (zones А1and А2 of GMDSS) and distributes marine safety information (information related to hydro-meteorological conditions, navigational warnings and other information related to the conditions and safety of navigation). It provides communications at sea in maritime disasters and accidents.
The Directorate performs the complete activities on technical operation, maintenance of the facilities, apparatuses, systems and subsystems for Vessel Traffic Services and information services to maritime ports, including the main and auxiliary equipment of VTS, VTMIS, GMDSS and SSN.
Vessel Traffic Services Authority exchange information with systems, provided by law or international treaty to which Bulgaria is a party.
Director of Vessel Traffic Services Authority is capt. Milen Todorov Ph.D.
More information and application to use the services provided by Vessel Traffic Services Authority can be found here
5 Primorski Blvd
Phone.: + 359 (0) 52 684 931
Fax: + 359 (0) 52 632 832
Vessel Traffic Services Authority - Varna
Duty VTS Operators
Phone.: + 359 (0) 52 603 113
+ 359 (0) 885907719
Fax: + 359 (0) 52 602 317
Vessel Traffic Services Authority - Burgas
Duty VTS Operators
Phone.: + 359 (0) 56 844 311
+ 359 (0) 888142935
Fax: + 359 (0) 56 844 310
Department CS Varna Radio
Phone.: + 359 (0) 52 687 973
+ 359 (0) 885131567
Fax: + 359 (0) 52 687 984