The Port Operations and Vessel Traffic Systems (POVTS) Committee monitors port and tanker operations in Prince William Sound. POVTS identifies and recommends improvements in the vessel traffic navigation systems and monitors the vessel escort system. The committee has been instrumental in the addition of two Enhanced Tractor Tugs and three Prevention and Response Tugs that defined the Prince William Sound oil transportation corridor as a world-class escort system. Most of this committee's projects are listed in the Maritime Operations section of this site. Contact Nelli Vanderburg for more information about the POVTS committee. If you are interested in volunteering with the Port Operations and Vessel Traffic Systems Committee, please visit our Volunteer page or contact Lisa Matlock.