SAFEMED III – Maritime Safety and Pollution Prevention

Project Duration
2013 -
€3 million

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia

Brief Description

Strengthens co-operation in maritime safety and security and promotes the prevention of pollution from ships by providing technical advice, training and support
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria*, Tunisia

Actions in brief

  • Improves the capacity of the partners countries to perform as Flag, Port and Coastal State in order to prepare them for the voluntary audits (VIMSAS) of the International Maritime Organisation  (to verify the implementation of  international conventions dealing with obligations for  Flag, Port and Coastal States).
  • Reinforces standard models for Flag State administrations (including the establishment of a quality system), monitors flag performance and offers dedicated assistance to overcome the identified impediments.
  • Organises information sessions on SafeSeaNet, the European electronic data platform to exchange maritime information including cargoes and ships movements.
  • Offers technical assistance related to the implementation of international conventions.
  • Provides trainings for the promotion of the International Labour Organisation Maritime Labour Convention (mainly dealing with working and living conditions on board ships) as well as the International Safety Management code (providing for the management of maritime safety on board ships and in the shipping companies with the aim of ensuring the compliance with all the relevant legislation).
Environment & Climate change