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2 Richard Hill Maritime Safety Co-ordinator Transnational Maritime Safety Projects within European Maritime Policy Maritime Safety Umbrella Operation Co-operating to create, maintain and implement a safer maritime environment

3 MSUO: The Goal Providing a European and International Network for co-operation on maritime safety, Promoting project outcomes to establish Europe and partners at the forefront of maritime safety activity, Increasing project competence in maritime safety by closing gaps in knowledge and encouraging cooperation, Assisting programmes to become a collective driving force for maritime safety on the European and international agenda An INTERREG cross programme enhancement that assists Maritime Safety projects by:


5 Umbrella Outcomes Communication of Information - between projects - national, European and international level Project to Project Cooperation - Prevention - Preparedness and Response - Integration Project Development

6 The Future Project Development Maritime Coastal Areas & Motorways of the Sea Hypothetical Model

7 Institutional Preparedness Motorways or the Sea Contribute to: Internal Market economic competitiveness balanced and sustainable development economic and social cohesion Maritime Coastal Areas

8 Linkages to INTERREG Strategic level Administration Information systems Safety and security measures Network should connect at least two ports in two member states Strategic level Water and coastal management; Improving accessibility, advanced communications and information technologies; Risk prevention, incl. maritime safety; Encouraged bilateral maritime co-operation (distance above 150 km) on a wider range of topics Motorways of the Sea (TEN-T) Provide facilities and infrastructure: Transnational/ Cross-Border ( ) Integrated territorial development:

9 Resource & Activity Identification/ Monitoring Port Amenity Beaches & Bathing Waters Saltmarsh & Mudflat (SPA, Ramsar, etc.) Marina & Fishing Harbour Seabird colony (SPA) Sensitive Marine Site (SAC) Offshore fisheries Sand and Gravel Extraction Sailing Possible Wind farm Jetski & Windsurfing Shipping Route

10 Risk Assessment Other Factors: Seasonality (activity and weather) Cargo type/ volume (pollution) Operation Risks (fire, explosion, crew error, structural failure) Wildlife Disturbance Stakeholder Conflict Grounding Collision Grounding & Collision Habitat Damage Amenity Loss Economic Loss Loss of Life?

11 Risk Management & Prevention Spatial and temporal zoning Relocation Rerouting Traffic separation Refuge Areas (AIS & VTMS)

12 Institutional Preparedness & Response At Sea Response & SAR Plans Port Oil Spill Preparedness Shoreline Response Plans incl: - habitat/ sensitivity mapping - priorities - protection strategy (booms) - clean up strategy - waste disposal

13 Future Project Goals Strategy: High level projects which deliver maritime safety improvements Eligibility Ensure Interreg projects meet eligibility criteria of Programmes (development and operational phases); Compatibility Use IMO, European and national sources (conventions, directives, legislation, regulations and guidance), as starting point to ensure compatibility of project with existing maritime governance ( Responsibility ensure Regional Organisations and Competent National Authorities, European Authorities (e.g. OSPAR, HELCOM, Bonn, MARPOL 73/78, OPRC 90, EMSA) are involved and / or kept informed

14 Future Role of MSUO 1. Assist Project Development to ensure Strategy, Eligibility, Compatibility and Responsibility 2. Develop New PPCs in cooperation with projects to provide and disseminate information between projects & close gaps in knowledge 3. Disseminate outcomes International and European levels (IMO, OSPAR, Bonn, HELCOM, EMSA, etc.)

15 Marine/Coastal Area Spatial Development Continuous, pro-active and adaptive process of resource management for sustainable development of marine, sea and coastal areas. The process provides a mechanism for bringing together the multiplicity of users, stakeholders, and decision-makers in order to secure more effective ecosystem management whilst achieving economic development. Should seek to strengthen and harmonize sectoral management and spatial planning using tools such as: ICZM, EIA, Contingency Planning, etc.

16 Share experience and outcomes to ensure a safer marine environment with no duplication of effort Use MSUO to ensure ´Strategy, Eligibility, Compatibility and Responsibility Develop new projects for the future ( ) Link Proposed Projects to Risk Assessment/Prevention (Maritime Safety) and Management of Water & Coastal Areas (marine policy) under new Programme Conclusion

17 Contact Richard Hill – Maritime Safety Co-ordinator Website: Address: MSUO co: InterregIIIB North Sea Programme Jernbanegade Viborg Denmark



20 Maritime Safety: A Definition Activities that seek to save human life, ensure the safety of ships and cargo, protect the marine environment and safeguard the maritime economic and social assets communities depend upon

21 Motorways of the Sea implementing and developing the Internal Market; economic competitiveness; balanced and sustainable development; re-enforcing economic and social cohesion, and; ensuring interconnection and interoperability. Sea based transport routes that are a real competitive alternative to land transport and which contribute to the Trans European Transport Network (TEN-T) as a major element in:

22 Incidence of Spills >700 Tonnes by Cause Europe Sources: ITOPF, IOPC Fund, CEDRE, Interreg Projects

23 Source: ITOPF Major Oil Spills Since 1967

24 Project to Project Cooperation (PPC) Passenger Vessel Safety Available Maritime Data Risk Assessment and Acceptance Information Technology (modelling, monitoring and GIS) AIS best practice Impact of Small Oil Spills Communication of Information Themed Seminars -Refuge Areas -At Sea & Onshore Response -Involving Stakeholders and Decision-makers Training Protection Measures for Motorways of the Sea Informing EU Maritime Policy

25 Bosphorus 5500 tankers/ yr (Suezmax) Suez Canal 2800 tankers/ yr (Suezmax) Straits of Gibraltar 5000 tankers/ yr Gulf of Finland 6300 tankers/ yr Gulf of Bothnia 3000 tankers/ yr Norwegian Coast 200 tankers/ yr Skagerrak 7500 tankers/ yr (Aframax) Motorways of the Sea Tanker Routes & Motorways of the Sea Mediterranean: 700 million tonnes/yr Baltic: 160 million tonnes / yr Dover Straits (NE only) 567 million tonnes/ yr

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