SafeSeaNet interface gets makeover
Two recent upgrades have improved the EMSA's SafeSeaNet service.
Firstly, the interface now displays data on nautical charts, making it easier and faster to obtain information.
Secondly, the 'incident report exchange' has been expanded based on feedback from a two-year consultation
Details on a vessel involved in an accident or incident will now be updated and distributed to Member State authorities along the planned route of the ship.
Member States tested the new functions during a series of training sessions held in EMSA and Belgium and gave very positive feedback.
Further training will be given in 2014 and Member States are invited to express their interest to participate.
SafeSeaNet was established as a centralised European platform 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. Main sources of information include Automatic Identification System (AIS) based position reports, and notification messages sent by designated authorities in participating countries.
SafeSeaNet is a vessel traffic monitoring and information system, established in order to enhance:
Safer seas and better protection of seafarers through:
More efficient operations by:
High quality EU level monitoring by providing: