The Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait Vessel Traffic Service (REEFVTS) is a coastal Vessel Traffic Service created by the Australian and Queensland Governments to protect the environment and improve the safety and efficiency of vessel traffic.
REEFVTS is operated under joint arrangements between the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ). Its purpose is to:
enhance navigational safety by providing shipping with improved information on potential traffic conflicts and other navigational safety hazards
minimise the risk of a maritime accident and the consequential ship-sourced pollution and damage to the marine environment
help coordinate and facilitate a rapid response in the event of a safety or pollution incident.