European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) Info Day held in Bar

Maritime Safety Department, in collaboration with EMSA, on September 17, 2009 in the conference room of the Port of Bar organized ‘Info Day’ on the work of this agency and its significance for the implementation of EU legislation in national legislations. 

This presentation was attended by the representatives of the following institutions and legal subjects: Ministry of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Telecommunications, Harbour Master’s Offices of Bar and Kotor, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Police – Border police division, Port of Bar, Port of Kotor, Marina Bar AD, Porto Montenegro, Nimont, Jadroagent, Azalea Maritime Training Center, Maritime Faculty Kotor, FAB Live and, as hosts, representatives of the Maritime Safety Department and EMSA representatives Mr. Giuseppe Russo and Mr. Andrea Tassoni. 

After the introductory address by the general manager of the Department, those present had a chance to inform themselves about EU maritime legislation and EMSA work and to have a deeper insight into tasks of EMSA regarding: classification societies, STCW, ISPS Code, Port State Control, protection of marine environment and VTMIS. During the periods between the presentations there was ample time for discussion and questions from and to those attending the Info Day and EMSA representatives themselves. 

In the less formal part of the day, EMSA representatives were informed of activities performed by the Department; a visit to the Coast Radio Station in Dobra Voda was organized where Mr. Russo and Mr. Tassoni were informed of the existing technical capacities and future plans of the Department.

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