European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) Facts and Figures 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The EMSA Facts and Figures 2018 publication is a shortened account of the Consolidated Annual Activity Report which details how EMSA has implemented the annual tasks set out in the work programme contained in the Agency’s Single programming Document (2017-2019). EMSA’s priorities are shaped by several guiding documents, including the founding Regulation (EC) No…

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2020 Sulphur Inspection Guidance from the EU

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) As the global shipping industry prepares for the arrival of the global sulphur cap in January 2020, the operation of ships in a multi-fuel future is a fast approaching reality. European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has posted the document Sulphur Inspection Guidance. It is intended to provide guidance to EU port state control agencies for…

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EMSA ballast water sampling guidance

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) issued a document providing best practice guidance and a harmonized approach to sampling for compliance in accordance with Article 9 of the IMO Ballast Water Convention 2004. This document has been prepared based on IMO Guidelines for Ballast Water Sampling (G2) and related IMO documents and on current…

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European Maritime Safety Agency drones assist in search and rescue and pollution monitoring operations

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EMSA’s service of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems is being used by the Spanish maritime safety agency SASEMAR in the southern province of Huelva for the purpose of identifying and monitoring oil spills as well as for additional assistance during search and rescue missions. SASEMAR is using this opportunity to see first-hand how RPAS can…

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Study investigating cost effective measures for reducing the risk from fires on Ro-Ro passenger ships (FIRESAFE)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ships have been designed with Ro-Ro spaces for many years with first roll-on roll-of ships being train carrier and invented in 1840 decade in UK, was extended to military purpose during World War I to cross the channel between UK and France and commercially adapted to all road vehicles after proven effectiveness with World War II…

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