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EMSA: Celebrating the CleanSeaNet Service – A ten year anniversary publication

CleanSeaNet is the European satellite-based Oil Spill Monitoring and Vessel Detection service. The service analyses images, mainly from SAR but also from optical missions, to detect possible oil spills on the sea surface, and identify potential polluters. The service was launched ten years ago in April 2007 and supports Member States’ actions to combat deliberate or accidental pollution in the marine environment. EMSA developed and operates the CleanSeaNet service. Full article…

Press Release: EMSA contracted vessel mobilised to assist with oil recovery from the Agia Zoni II tanker

On 9 September around 2:45am local time, the double-bottomed oil tanker Agia Zoni II sank while at anchorage west of the port of Piraeus, Greece. The vessel had on board 2 200 tonnes of fuel oil and 370 tonnes of marine gas oil. Consequently, an oil spill was reported in the area and the east coast of Salamina Island polluted. Full article…

Seafarer Statistics in the EU – Statistical review 2015

The recently published (September 2017) ‘Seafarer Statistics in the EU – Statistical review (2015 data STCW-IS)’ represents a snap-shot of the European labour market in terms of the number of seafarers holding valid certificates and endorsements in 2015. This is the second year in repect of which such data is available. As more data is collected in the coming years, this will make possible trend analysis that should hopefully contribute to a better understanding of the maritime labour fource in Europe

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Report: Evaluation on the implementation of the Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002 establishing EMSA – Final Report

“The Report concluded that: The overall assessment is that EMSA contributes to a safer and more secure maritime environment as well as to the increased ability of Member States to prevent and to respond to marine pollution by pursuing activities and objectives which correspond to the needs of the EU in the area.”

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Press Release: EMSA launches a monitoring, reporting and verification system to help reduce CO2 emissions from shipping at EU level

THETIS-MRV goes live today marking the first of several steps in the EU’s efforts to include the maritime transport sector in its overall policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The system will enable companies responsible for the operation of large ships using EU ports to report their CO2 emissions, as required by law from 1 January 2018 under the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Regulation. The move is expected to encourage the uptake of greenhouse gas emission-reduction measures within the maritime sector, as the emissions data will be made public and updated yearly. Full article…

Study: The Management of Ship-Generated Waste On-board Ships

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Report: EMSA Study on the use of Fuel Cells in Shipping

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Report: EMSA’s Best Practice Guidance on the Inventory of Hazardous Materials

“This document provides best practice guidance and a harmonised approach to the development and maintenance of inventories of hazardous materials in accordance with Article 5 and Article 12 of the Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on ship recycling (hereinafter referred to as “the Regulation” or as “the SRR”). ”

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Information on an upcoming procurement procedure NEG/08/2016: Study on Cost-effectiveness and efficiency of EMSA’s Oil Pollution Response Services

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Calls for Tenders: Provision of an evaluation on the implementation of the Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2002 establishing a European Maritime Safety Agency, as amended

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Report: Third review and evaluation of the MAR-ICE Network covering its operation from July 2013 to December 2015

“The Network provides remotely upon request expert information and advice on chemicals in the event of a maritime emergency. This report provides the third review and evaluation of the Network and the service it provided in the period from July 2013 to December 2015.”

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Calls for Tenders: Study on the use of fuel cells in shipping

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