EU-funded SAFEMED IV conducts coordination mission in Tunisia

March 7, 2019
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One of the main objectives of the EU funded SAFEMED IV project is to make sure that all beneficiary countries abide by the provisions of the III Code of the International Maritime Organisation. For this reason, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has scheduled a series of Coordination Mission to gather insights on the various Maritime Administrations of the beneficiary countries and provide a full overview of the actors and entities involved in Flag, Coastal and Port State activities. As a result, a series of tailor-made bilateral activities can be agreed upon and then added to the action plan.
During a Coordination Mission in Tunisia from 25 to 28 February 2019, EMSA met with representatives from the Maritime Administration, Port Administration, Navy, Coast Guard, Customs and the Environmental Agency. All aspects of the III Code were covered, including, but not limited to, VTMIS, Search and Rescue, Pollution Prevention and Response, etc.
The Coordination Meeting was deemed a positive exercise by the Representatives of the Merchant Marine Directorate and allowed EMSA to prepare a list of bilateral activities which will help Tunisia to fully implement and enforce the provisions of the III Code to enhance maritime safety, pollution prevention and labour conditions on board vessels.

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) is implementing SAFEMED IV project for technical assistance bringing together national, European and international stakeholders with the aim to raise the safety, security and protection of marine environment standards in the Mediterranean sea, with a view to implement the maritime aspects of the UfM Regional Transport Action Plan 2014-2020.


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European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

Countries covered:

  • Tunisia