European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

Agence européenne pour la sécurité maritime (AESM)
Agencia Europea de la Seguridad Maritima
Europäische Agentur für die Sicherheit des Seeverkehrs
Agência Europeia para a Segurança Maritima
Agenzia Europea per la Sicurezza Marittima
Europees Agentschap voor de Maritieme Veiligheid
Europaeisk Sofartssikkerhedsagentur

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Established by Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002, as a source of support to the E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC) and member states in the field of maritime safety prevention of pollution from ships. Concept of EMSA as a regulatory agency originated in the late 1990s along with a number of other major European maritime safety initiatives. Subsequent amendments have refined and enlarged its mandate. Became operational 2003. A decentralized agency of F-XF2147 - European Union (EU).


Assist the EU in monitoring implementation of EU legislation relating, among others, to ship construction and planned maintenance, ship inspection and reception of ship waste in EU ports, certification of marine equipment, ship security, training of seafarers in non-EU countries and Port State Control; operate, maintain and develop maritime information capabilities at EU level; contribute to an effective system for protecting EU coasts and waters from pollution by ships; provide technical and scientific advice to the EC in the field of maritime safety and prevention of pollution by ships.


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