EMSA supports the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus

EMSA monitoring

The possibility of locating inbound and outbound ships over a specific timeperiod can help coordinate response efforts

To support the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus, EMSA is providing 18 EU member states with a weekly list of ships that have departed from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and which have subsequently been detected in and around EU waters.

At the request of member states, EMSA also provides near-real-time early warnings whenever notifications are received that ships are bound for EU ports.

This is based on pre-arrival information inthe SafeSeaNet maritime monitoring system.

The information is based on terrestrial and satellite AIS data, some external sources and a special watchdog functionality that has been set up as part of EMSA's Integrated Maritime Services.

Source & Image Credit: EMSA