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What we do

The Agency’s ongoing activities under the current mandate can be broadly described as:

-Providing technical and scientific assistance to the Member States and the Commission in the proper development and implementation of EU legislation on maritime safety, security, prevention of pollution by ships and maritime transport administrative simplification;

-monitoring the implementation of EU legislation through visits and inspections;

-addressing the human element in maritime safety;

-promoting cooperation with, and between, Member States;

-building capacity of national competent authorities;

-providing operational support, including developing, managing and maintaining integrated maritime services related to ships, ship monitoring and enforcement;

- carrying out operational preparedness, detection and response tasks with respect to pollution caused by ships and marine pollution by oil and gas installations;

- supporting national authorities responsible for coast guard functions for safety, security, environmental protection, law enforcement and maritime border and fisheries control.


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