The training on THETIS-Med of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project took place on 12-13 February 2020 at EMSA premises in Lisbon. Overall, 16 participants from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey attended the course.
The two-day training aimed at ensuring a smooth transition to THETIS-Med by providing participants with an overview of the system in order to familiarize themselves with the latest functionalities and features. These include the management of beneficiary countries' offices and ports scheme, as well as port calls, allocation, inspection reporting, inspection details (validation, modification, and ban), and the internal notifications and documents published in the system.
THETIS-Med became operational on the 1st of February 2020 for all Med MoU Members, as requested by the Med MoU Committee Meeting at its 19th session. In this way, SAFEMED IV beneficiary countries’ representatives were provided with additional knowledge and expertise to improve Port State Control activities.
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) is implementing SAFEMED IV project for technical assistance bringing together national, European and international stakeholders with the aim to raise the safety, security and protection of marine environment standards in the Mediterranean sea, with a view to implement the maritime aspects of the UfM Regional Transport Action Plan 2014-2020.