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Reporting Hazmat in SafeSeaNet: Obtaining accurate information on dangerous and polluting goods on board ships

  • Published
    28.08.2015
  • Updated
    28.08.2015

m cover-hazmatAccurate knowledge of dangerous or polluting goods being carried on board ships is essential to the effectiveness of safety and pollution response operations at sea. It is vital to minimise safety hazards and ensure a quick and effective response to maritime incidents, saving lives and property, and preventing pollution.

 

 

 

Maritime Support Services

About the MSS
The Maritime Support Services Operations Centre is at the heart of EMSA’s maritime monitoring and information activities.

SafeSeaNet Quick Facts

  • Vessel traffic monitoring system
  • Based on monitoring AIS (radio) broadcasts from ships
  • Covers all European coastal waters (over 20,000 vessels)
  • >12,000 ships/day tracked in EU waters
  • >100,000,000 AIS positions recorded per month
  • Service operated by EMSA, provided to Member States authorities
  • Uses: traffic management, search-and-rescue, banned vessel tracking

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