IMO World Maritime Day 2016

On 29 September, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) celebrated the World Maritime Day 2016. The theme “Shipping: indispensable to the world” selected for the event was chosen to focus on the critical link between shipping and global society and to raise awareness of the relevance of the role of IMO as the global regulatory body…

EU CRIMARIO: Crisis Management Exercise against oil spilling in Seychelles

Crisis management exercises are regularly conducted by Seychelles maritime authorities, with the support of international organisations, namely European Union. The European Union is particularly involved in strengthening the maritime security in the Indian Ocean with EUNAVFOR Atalanta operation (European Navy vessels patrolling and monitoring the IO waters), and the Critical Maritime Routes programme, including the…

CRIMARIO-IMO meeting to enhance cooperation in East African waters

Further cooperation on maritime security in the western Indian Ocean area was discussed between members of International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretariat and staff from the EU Critical Maritime Routes Indian Ocean (CRIMARIO). The talk focused on cooperation with Member States to enhance information sharing in the region. They also discussed an EU-funded project to develop…

EMSA publishes the new “Pollution Response Services” brochure

On 14 September, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) published its new “Pollution Response Services – Supporting Pollution Response for Cleaner European Seas” brochure. EMSA offers a range of services to help coastal States around Europe respond quickly, effectively and efficiently to marine pollution from ships and oil and gas installations. The services offered can…