Adapting to the requirements of the reporting formalities Directive 2010/65/EU


On 8 April 2015, EMSA successfully deployed a new version of SafeSeaNet.

This new version is a major release and is the final outcome of a long process that began in 2011 to adapt SafeSeaNet to the requirements of the reporting formalities Directive 2010/65/EU by 1 June 2015.

Member states are also updating their national SafeSeaNet systems to comply with these new requirements. SafeSeaNet version 3 allows the exchange of information regarding ship-generated waste and cargo residues and ship security, as well as additional information on dangerous and polluting goods carried on board ships. It also includes an enhanced procedure for exchanging reports received from mandatory ship reporting systems.

The transition to the new version is progressing well without major problems, with a number of member states already carrying out tests with their national SafeSeaNet systems.


SafeSeaNet is a vessel traffic monitoring and information system, established in order to enhance:

  • Maritime safety
  • Port and maritime security
  • Marine environment protection
  • Efficiency of maritime traffic and maritime transport It has been set up as a network for maritime data exchange, linking together maritime authorities from across Europe.

It enables European Union Member States, Norway, and Iceland, to provide and receive information on ships, ship movements, and hazardous cargoes.

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