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EMSA contingency plan for emergencies activated in response to the Grande America accident


Following the fire on board the Grande America which subsequently sank on 12 March in the Bay of Biscay, EMSA has been providing emergency assistance at the request of the...

Newsletter March 2019


In this issue: European Parliament transport committee welcomes new director; Raising awareness of the upcoming 0.50% sulphur cap on ship fuel; Stepping into a virtual reality to enhance the learning...

Ballast Water Management - Guidance for best practices on sampling


This document provides best practice guidance and a harmonised approach to sampling for compliance in accordance with Article 9 of the IMO Ballast Water Convention 2004. This document has been...

Newsletter February 2019


In this issue: Coast guard handbook: meeting with member state representatives; New dispersant stockpiles set up by North Sea and Adriatic Sea; Cooperation to raise cybersecurity awareness across transport modes;...

RPAS drone flights get underway in Spain to assist SASEMAR in its search and rescue and pollution mo…


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...

Cooperation to raise cybersecurity awareness across transport modes


The first European Conference on Transport Cybersecurity was held today in EMSA’s premises in Lisbon, gathering 170 representatives from across the various transport modes. The conference was organised by the...

Copernicus Maritime Surveillance - Info sheets


These six info sheets introduce the different function areas covered by the Copernicus Maritime Surveillance service, and highlight one use case per area. They illustrate how the CMS service can...

Ms Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director of EMSA welcomed Mr Bud Darr, Executive Vice Presiden…


Ms Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director of EMSA welcomed Mr Bud Darr, Executive Vice President of MSC Group at EMSA Headquarters in Lisbon to discuss topics of mutual interest.