Mediterranean maritime administrations updated on Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships system

Twenty-one representatives of national maritime organisations of Mediterranean partner countries received valuable information on the Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Ships system (LRIT) during a workshop organised by the EU-funded project Safemed II at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) premises in Lisbon, Portugal. 
A press release said the workshop, which took place between 19 and 20 March 2012, covered the LRIT architecture system and its main components as well as the legal obligations on the administrations and ships.
Presentations were delivered by speakers from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), the Canadian Coast Guard, the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), and from Croatia and Turkey. Participants actively took part in practical sessions.   
Presentations were also delivered by participants to update the workshop on the way their respective Administrations have implemented the LRIT requirements. The workshop concluded with a visit by the participants to the EMSA’s Maritime Support Services (MSS) Centre.
The €5.5 million SafeMed II project seeks to mitigate the existing imbalance between the participating partners that are EU Mediterranean member states and the non EU members from the region in the application of maritime legislation. Among its activities, it funds scholarships to internationally recognized maritime universities. (ENPI Info Centre)
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Press release
SafeMed II – fiche and news     
SafeMed II – website    
ENPI Info Centre – Interview with Albert Bergonzo - Safemed II


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