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…

EMSA Technical Recommendations on the Implementation of Directive on Port Reception facilities

Directive 2000/59/EC on Port Reception Facilities for Ship-Generated Waste and Cargo Residues (the PRF Directive) was adopted on 27 November 2000. This Directive aligns EU law with the international obligations of the MARPOL Convention and provides specific legal requirements for the provision and operation of Port Reception Facilities (PRF). The below recommendation document aims to assist users by providing…

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

Keeping an up-to-date Inventory on board a ship throughout its life-cycle is a key requirement laid down in both the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships and the Regulation. The Regulation’s requirements for the development of the Inventory are in fact almost entirely based on the respective requirements of the…

EMSA issues Guidance for Ship Inspections under the Port Reception Facilities Directive

European Maritime Safety Agency issues Guidance for Ship Inspections under the Port Reception Facilities Directive. This guidance has been developed to facilitate Ship Inspections that are presently being undertaken by the European Union Member States to enforce the PRF (Port Reception Facilities) Directive. It should be noted that DG Move and EMSA are currently developing systems to…