An emergency operations centre (EOC) came into force in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on 26 January. The facility will provide virtual eyes to Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) and help it to monitor all the activities in the Gulf of Cambay (Khambhat). The new facility assumes significance in monitoring ship movements in the Gulf. The project, undertaken by Aatash Norcontrol (ANL) was completed within two years with a modern radar and equipment for communication. Indiaâ€™s only Vessel Traffic and Port Management System (VTPMS) for the Gulf of Cambay, was made operational on 15 August 2010. It keeps an eye on all the vessels sailing in and out of various ports. The usefulness of the VTPMS in rescue operations was established during the sinking of a vessel, Logos, off Jafrabad, on 22 January this year.