EU – €300 million for clean, healthy, and safe oceans

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Commission has announced €300 million of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more sustainable and improve research and marine surveillance. This important contribution comes on top of the over €550 million committed by the European Union, when it hosted the Our Ocean conference last year in Malta.…

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Brexit – Recognition of seafarer certificates of competency if there’s no deal

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Chamber’s immediate concerns on how seafarer employment would be affected by a no-deal Brexit. If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal, find out how this would affect: UK trained seafarers working on board EU flagged vessels EU trained seafarers working on board UK flagged vessels A scenario…

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Implementation of IMO DCS – Some practical recommendations from DNVGL

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) With only four months to go (1 January 2019) before data collection starts for the IMO DCS (Data Collection System), companies should, as soon as possible, submit their SEEMP Part II for approval. Some recommendations from DNVGL to make your IMO DCS implementation process more efficient: EU MRV Monitoring Plan accepted as a basis for…

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European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) Facts and Figures 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The EMSA Facts and Figures 2017 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 1406/2002 as amended, EMSA’s fiveyear strategy, the European Commission’s Communication…

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EU Blue Economy Annual Report 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The “Blue” in “Blue Economy” stands for the seas and oceans. As a vital component of Europe’s coastal economies, oceans can also contribute to our continent’s overall prosperity. They can produce investment, jobs and economic growth – and the healthier they are, the more productive they’ll be. Therefore, the Blue Economy must be a Sustainable Blue Economy. The European Commission has undertaken to measure the trends,…

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GDPR Handbook on European data protection law

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Europe is at the forefront of data protection worldwide. The EU’s data protection standards are based on Council of Europe Convention 108, EU instruments – including the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities – as well as on the respective case law of the European Court of Human Rights…

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