EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) demonstrates how ,in 2022, they supported the European Commission on the maritime dimension of the European Green Deal, focusing on the legislative initiatives linked to the Fit for 55 package.
MSA remained committed to decarbonizing shipping and promoting efficiency through a series of initiatives and moves within both a theoretical and practical scope. For instance, they began a new study series on alternative fuels, starting with ammonia and biofuels. In the context of the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, they continued work on underwater noise, and participated in the relevant technical groups at EU level.
In 2022, they equipped 12 of our 16 chartered oil spill response vessels with light Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). In late April, EMSA announced that a remotely piloted aircraft will be flying over the North Sea for enhanced maritime surveillance in support of Danish Authorities.
Further Than EU
Their projects in support of European Neighbourhood Policy countries in the Black and Caspian Sea and in the Mediterranean ended in 2022. According to EMSA, their new projects BCSEA II and SAFEMED V – have a larger budget and even more ambitious work plans. Furthermore, earlier this year EMSA has issued its outlook for 2023, featuring the activities of the year ahead and the areas in which they will work to meet ambitious objectives targeting greater sustainability, safety, security, simplification and digitalization.
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