EU helps develop accident investigation capabilities of Ukrainian maritime authorities

Photo: EMSA
Photo: EMSA

On 9-10 April, Ukrainian maritime authorities attended a training seminar on International Maritime Organisation’s Casualty Investigation Code and the EU Directive on the investigation of maritime accidents.

The seminar focused on international and EU legislative frameworks in the field of marine casualty investigation, and provided some practical tools to analyse marine casualties and incidents.

The participants also discussed best practices on subjects such as supporting the setup of an accident investigation and its initial phases (including coordination, and cooperation with other interested countries and national authorities).

The seminar contributed to further developing the accident investigation capabilities of the Ukrainian authorities.

The event was organised under the EU-funded Black and Caspian Sea Project (BCSEA) implemented by the European Maritime Safety Agency.

The BCSEA project aims to improve maritime safety and security, and prevent marine pollution in the region. It does so by supporting the efforts of coastal states to implement relevant international legislation, align their regulatory frameworks with EU legislation and improve the performance of their maritime activities. The project covers Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Moldova, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Ukraine.

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