European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) gameplan for 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) Outlook 2018 contains the concrete action and steps the Agency plans to take in 2018 to deliver on its multi-annual strategic objectives. It represents a condensed version of the Single Programming Document (2018-2020) adopted by EMSA’s Administrative Board in November 2017. The publication is organised by activity with planned developments outlined in a…

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Upcoming Maritime Regulations 2018 and onwards

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The regulatory wheel keeps turning, so it is important to understand the developments when addressing compliance and making strategic business decisions. DNV GL gives owners and operators a heads-up. 2017 has been a significant year for environmental regulations. Important decisions have been made, regulations finalized, and we now have a clearer picture of the…

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EMSA – New guidance on the use of LNG as a ship fuel

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) LNG as an alternative fuel for Shipping has been increasingly adopted as a strategy for environmental compliance, either sailing or at port. With an immediate significant impact on the reduction of Sulphur Oxides emissions (SOx), Particulate Matter (PM), and also of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) the motivations for the use of LNG as fuel in maritime transport are…

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EMSA – Creation of a European Coastguard Function

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com)The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) issued a press release announcing the final report “Pilot Project – Creation of a European Coastguard Function”. The waters surrounding Europe are a busy place, accommodating a wide range of human activities that contribute to our wellbeing and prosperity -international and domestic freight and passenger transport, fishing and aquaculture, oil and gas…

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The world merchant fleet statistics 2016 from Equasis and EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) This report provides a picture of the world’s merchant fleet in 2016, derived from data contained in the Equasis database. It examines the structure and characteristics of the fleet and its performance. The statistics are grouped into themes which could be of interest to the industry and regulators. The themes are as follows: The Merchant Fleet…

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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…

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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…

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