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Directive 2002/59/EC (Consolidated Version - 16/03/2011)

This document is the latest consolidation Directive 2002/59/EC, as amended (including amending Directives 2011/15 and 2009/17). The purpose of Directive 2011/15 was to make a number of amendments to Directive 2002/59/EC, including: the replacement of Article 12(1), point (b) on the subject of substances referred to in Annex I to the MARPOL Convention; the replacement of Annex II (Requirements applicable to on-board equipment) and; the replacement of Annex IV (Measures available to Member States in the event of a threat to maritime safety and the protection of the environment). The purpose of Directive 2009/17 was to make a number of amendments, including: facilitating the implementation and operation of SafeSeaNet in a uniform way across Europe, establishing European LRIT data centre, and extending the Directive to fishing vessels over 15m long. This document is the consolidated version, which merges the text of the amendment with that of Directive 2002/59/EC.

SafeSeaNet Ecosystem GUI

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The SafeSeaNet Ecosystem Graphical User Interface (SEG) is the common web interface providing access to EMSA's maritime applications and data sets including SSN, IMS, LRIT and CSN.

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