In the context of the EU funded projects providing technical assistance to ENP beneficiary countries, EMSA invited Black and Caspian Sea and SAFEMED IV Projects’ representatives participating in the Pilot Project on AIS information sharing to attend the 15th MAREΣ Experts Working Group meeting organised in collaboration with the Italian Coast Guard and held in Venice on 27 November 2018.
EMSA has recently secured four contracts for maritime surveillance services based on remotely piloted aircraft systems. These contracts will provide increased maritime surveillance capabilities to European agencies and member states within the context of their coast guard functions.
Learning from accidents through EMCIP.
The statistical review presented in this report is based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2016 and recorded in the STCW Information System. It represents a snapshot of the European labour market in terms of the number of seafarers holding valid certificates and endorsements in 2016. This is the third year in respect of which such data is available. In future reports, as more data is collected, it will be possible to conduct trend analysis that should hopefully contribute to a better understanding of the maritime labour force in Europe.
Training on IMO Port State Control Procedures took place on 20 – 21 June 2018 at EMSA premises in Lisbon under the Black and Caspian Sea regions Project. This was the first training tailor-made by EMSA especially for the Project’s beneficiaries which are non MoU on PSC countries.
In order to strengthen its response capacity network EMSA announces the launch of a procurement procedure to contract a new stand-by oil spill recovery vessel in the East Mediterranean Sea.
In the context of the SAFEMED IV and Black and Caspian Sea projects, both funded by the EU, eleven participants from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia have undergone the training for the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) Integrated Maritime Services (IMS) Operators. The activity was hosted at EMSA premises, in Lisbon, from 20 to 21 February 2018 and open only to those countries which had previously signed the Condition of Use for ENI IMS services provided by EMSA.
The two project officers for the SAFEMED IV and Black and Caspian Sea projects, both funded by the EU, met with senior faculty members of the World Maritime University (WMU), in Malmö Sweden. WMU is a postgraduate maritime university founded in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.
the framework of the SAFEMED IV project, funded by the EU, EMSA has undertaken the organization of the training course for auditors under the IMSAS in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The training was hosted at EMSA premises, in Lisbon, from 5 to 9 February 2018 and delivered by Ms Tatjana Krilic, from the IMO Secretariat, Mr Dan Sarenius, from the Swedish Transport Agency and Mr Mourad Ghorbel from the Ministry of Transport of Tunisia. Overall, 16 participants from Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia have successfully completed the 36 hours course.