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European e-Navigation solutions tested for human factors

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Aiming to implement smart solutions for a safe and sustainable shipping, the EU-funded EfficienSea2 project has finished a full-scale simulation of a variety of e-Navigation solutions. The simulations involved 8 navigators and took four days, at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, focusing on the human factors in e-Navigation.

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EU ministers set priorities for maritime transport up to 2020

During a meeting of the Council of Ministers, EU ministers adopted the priorities for the maritime transportation policy until 2020. The priorities adopted by the Ministers of Transportation provide a clear focus on competitiveness and digitalisation as the points of reference. Danish key issues were also reflected in the priorities and welcomed by Danish Shipping.

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Cooperation needed for clean and safe shipping in Baltic

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Politicians, industry stakeholders and maritime Flagship Projects agree on the need to focus on cross-sectorial cooperation, education and training, as well as enforcement of regulations, to turn the region into a leading clean and safe shipping region. This was the outcome of a seminar held in Brussels, on 30 May, under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

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Video explains role of Frontex

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The video explains the role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as Frontex, created in October 2016. Its main goals are to help implement integrated border management at the EU level, oversee an effective functioning of border control at the external borders and provide assistance to EU member states. It also supports search and rescue operations.

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DMA focuses on maritime safety and clean shipping

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During “The Future of Maritime Safety & Security and Clean Shipping in the Baltic Sea Region” seminar, held on May 30, policy makers, industry representatives and Flagship Projects met in Brussels, to discuss the potentials and future. The Danish Maritime Authority brought focus on maritime safety and security and clean shipping in the Baltic Sea Region.

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ECSA: Merchant ships still rescuing migrants from sea

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ECSA’s Maritime Security Working Group recently had an exchange of views with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in Warsaw concerning maritime security issues and particularly the challenging issue of migrants at sea. Although the number of migrants rescued from the sea has gone down from 2015, merchant vessels are still often involved in the Search and Rescue operations in central, western and eastern Mediterranean.

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