European Maritime safety Agency Celebrating 10 year CleanSeaNet Service

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) CleanSeaNet is the Near Real Time European satellite based oil spill monitoring and vessel detection service, set up and operated by the EMSA since April 2007. The service provides aggregated products on possible oil spill’s, pollution alerts and related information to the operational maritime administrations within 30 min. after satellite acquisition to allow an effective use of the…

EMSA Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Maritime safety Agency has issued the Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents. It consists in a high-level analysis of accidents reported by the EU Member States in European Marine Casualty Information Platform (EMCIP). General: During 2016 there were 106 reported fatalities, 957 persons injured, 26 ships lost and 123 investigations launched. With 3145…

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) Facts and Figures 2016

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), as a body of the European Union (EU), sits at the heart of the EU maritime safety network and fully recognises the importance of effective collaboration with many different interests and, in particular, between European and international institutions, Member States’ administrations and the maritime industry. EMSA facts and figures 2016 is designed to present…

EMSA ship emissions monitoring via drone sniffers

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) can be used as aerial platforms for gas sensors (“sniffers”) to make measurements of the amount of SOx in a plume being emitted by an individual ship. Based on the SOx measurement, the sulphur content of the ship’s fuel can be estimated and compared to legal limits. The RPAS also carry sensors to…

MRV UPDATE – EMSA THETIS MRV – CO2 emissions reporting system is up and running

(Join our newsfeed at http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) issued a press release stating that a monitoring, reporting, and verification system has been launched to help reduce CO2 emissions from shipping at the EU level. THETIS-MRV will enable companies responsible for the operation of large ships using EU ports to report their CO2…

EMSA overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents 2011-2015

European Maritime safety Agency has issued their Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents for the years 2011 – 2015. The increase in numbers of casualties and incidents reported has become proportionally smaller each year, indicating that the system is approaching full implementation. Once that stage is reached, the true year on year trends will become more visible. Under-reporting relates…