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…

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) gameplan for 2017

EMSA’s Outlook 2017 publication contains the concrete action and steps the Agency plans to take in 2017 to deliver on its multi-annual strategic objectives. It represents a condensed version of the Single Programming Document adopted by EMSA’s Administrative Board in November 2016 and available on the website. The publication is organised by activity with planned…

Reducing the Risk of fires on Ro-Ro ships

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) commissioned a study which investigates risk control options (RCOs) for mitigating the risk from fires on ro-ro decks. The first part considers RCOs in relation to Electrical Fire as ignition risk and the second part considers RCOs to mitigate the risk of Fire Extinguishing Failure. With regards to extinguishing failure the focus has…

The Management of Ship-Generated Waste On-board Ships – EMSA

This study provides an empirical overview of the management, drivers, technologies and the quantities of different categories of ship-generated waste. The data presented in this report have been collected from ship audits, interviews, a literature review, an online survey among stakeholders and audits of waste notification forms. For almost every type of ship-generated waste, there…

EMSA Annual Overview of Marine Casualties and Incidents 2016

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). During 2015 there were 115 reported fatalities, 976 persons injured, 36 ships lost and 125 investigations launched. With 3296 marine casualties…