• 2019 April 18 12:13

    Frontex, EMSA and EFCA open second annual European Coast Guard Event

    On 16 April, Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri opened the annual European Coast Guard Event in Świnoujście, Poland. This is the second such event jointly organised by Frontex, the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), EMSA says in a press release.

    The Annual Coast Guard Event provides a platform for national authorities, the EU agencies involved in the cooperation on coast guard functions and the European Commission to exchange views on matters related to safety and security at sea. The discussions focused on information sharing and surveillance, analysing risks at sea and training of coast guard officers.

    “Our annual gathering highlights the growing cooperation on European coast guard functions,” said Frontex Director Fabrice Leggeri.

    “I would like to point out that our three agencies are working together as partners to provide increased operational support to the national authorities working at sea. This event allows us to talk about what we have already achieved, what we plan to do and how we can improve maritime safety and security together,” he added.

    Frontex, EFCA and EMSA support Member States with information sharing, surveillance and communication services, capacity building activities as well as risk analysis and information exchange on threats in the maritime domain. The three agencies work in multipurpose operations, where they together perform activities that support various coast guard functions in the same operation. This year, these operations will be carried out in the Black Sea, Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean.

    In close cooperation with the European SatCen and EMSA, Frontex had been expanding its surveillance services, including those shared in real time.

    “We are working alongside our sister agencies to ensure they have access to a reliable maritime picture in real time. By way of example, during the course of 2018, we delivered 2.7 billion ship position reports to EFCA and 4.9 billion to Frontex,” explained EMSA Executive Director Maja Markovčić Kostelac.

    Pascal Savouret, EFCA’s Executive Director, said: “The EU continues to face challenges in the maritime domain. This is why we concentrate on fostering and improving the cooperation between the agencies and the national authorities to provide an improved maritime awareness environment and even better support to Member States.”

    Another key challenge in the maritime domain is the fight against cross-border crime and terrorism. Frontex supports Member States through issuing alerts on high-risk vessels that might be involved in drug smuggling or other illegal activities. In the future, the agency will also buy and lease its own equipment, including coastal patrol vessels for multipurpose operations.

    In 2017, the three agencies signed a tripartite working agreement that provides a framework for their common work at sea.


2019 July 24

12:31 RF Transport Ministry considers e-visas effective for development of Kaliningrad Region’s transport potential
12:09 Ocean Yield ASA takes delivery of VLCC newbuilding with 15-year charter
11:48 EBRD Vice President Alain Pilloux officially visited NIBULON
11:26 Bourbon requested the suspension of the listing
11:04 Multipurpose Reloading Complex increased social expenses by 22%
10:41 Northern Fleet small anti-submarine ship to attack mock enemy submarine during Navy Day
10:12 Huntington Ingalls secures U.S. Navy contract to install and support C4ISR systems
09:57 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:43 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 24
09:40 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,165 points
09:23 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.25% to $64.00, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.32% to $56.95
09:12 Two more Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited of Nigeria

2019 July 23

19:02 Diana Shipping announces continuation of time charter contract for m/v Myrto with Cargill
18:04 Port of Southampton welcomes growing numbers of 'green' vessels
17:43 ASCO ships continue to work on Absheron gas condensate field
17:13 HII successfully completes builder’s trials for LHA 7
17:09 Arrival of bridges for Theemswegtracé, Port of Rotterdam
16:51 Nakhodka Trade Sea Port invests RUB 1 billion in construction of water treatment facilities
16:30 Bunker prices go up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
16:29 SGRE conditionally awarded largest U.S. offshore wind power order to date: 1.7 GW from Ørsted and Eversource
16:06 Zvezda to save RUB 200 million with its innovating welding technology
15:35 SUR recommends seafarers avoid employment on ships bound for Middle East
15:14 Siemens Gamesa will supply the SG 4.5-145 for its first nearshore project in Vietnam
14:07 Marine Recruiting Agency took part in event dedicated to compliance with labour legislation
13:43 LUKOIL produces over 15 million tons of oil at Vladimir Filanovsky field
13:20 ACO Marine completes the installation and commissioning of a Clarimar MF-10 wastewater treatment plant
12:56 Ferry Tõll reconstruction into hybrid ship
12:24 Muscat, Oman to host 2nd Gas & LNG Middle East Summit on 2-3 December 2019
12:00 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Indian Subcontinent & Pakistan to North Europe
11:58 GTT receives two new orders from Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries
11:40 Barcelona to host European LNG Infrastructure Development Summit on 21-21 October 2019
11:22 Rotterdam to host 4th International Green & Smart Shipping Summit on 8-9 October 2019
10:58 Pella launched lead medium refrigerator trawler SKORPION of project 1701
10:25 RS: follow-up to the conference on the rules for fishing vessels
09:57 AEC at the 8th Symposium on The Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations
09:34 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,191 points
09:33 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 23
09:19 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $63.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $56.28
08:01 Nexans qualifies high voltage cable to world record water depth to create power connection across a Norwegian Fjord

2019 July 22

18:06 Dorset’s Intermarine UK lands steel fabrication deal to increase capacity at Portland Port
17:58 Port of Zeebrugge volumes grow by 12.5 % in first semester of 2019
17:48 MS VASCO DA GAMA welcomed at Ostseekai for maiden call
17:19 Port of Kiel welcomed cruise ship “Marella Explorer”
16:55 ‘A British first’ cruise call for Port of Southampton
16:29 Damen to prepare Stad Amsterdam for ‘green ambassador’ role
15:47 Akademik Pashin tanker arrived at the port of Murmansk
15:14 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 8.1% to 9.06 million TEUs in Jan-June’2019
14:51 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-June’2019 climbed by 0.6% to 315.17 million tonnes
14:28 JAXPORT sets container and auto records through first three quarters of fiscal year 2019
13:53 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in Jan-June’19 fell by 6.1% to 7.14 million tonnes (table)
13:29 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-June’2019 fell by 6.5% Y-o-Y to 23.7 million tonnes
12:56 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 17,248 in RF spot market
12:32 London to host 19th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit on November 27-28
12:10 Turbine assembly begins for the WindFloat Atlantic project
11:55 Hamburg to host ACI’s Digitalisation in Shipping: Europe 2019 on October 9-10
11:24 NOVATEK closes Arctic LNG 2 transaction
11:10 APM Terminals Maasvlakte II increases rail service to major inland logistics hub
11:04 Seadrill secures contract for the West Polaris in Southern Asia
10:30 ASCO ships continue working on Absheron gas condensate field
10:08 Port of Oakland freight hauler testing two more electric big rigs