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Mediterranean Decision Support System for Marine Safety (MEDESS-4MS)

Mediterranean Decision Support System for Marine Safety (MEDESS-4MS) is dedicated to the strengthening of maritime safety by mitigating the risks and impacts associated to oil spills.

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Provisional agreement on the sulphur content of marine fuels

The Committee of Permanent Representatives endorsed on 23 of May 2012, the compromise proposal agreed between the Council and the European Parliament regarding the directive amending directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels Emissions from shipping due to the combustion of marine fuels with a high sulphur content contribute to air pollution in the form of sulphur dioxide and particulate matter, which harm human health and contribute to acidification.

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European Commission proposes updated EU rules on training of seafarers

The European Commission has adopted a proposal to bring the European Union directive on the training of seafarers in line with recently updated international rules as reported in the European Commission Newsletter dated 14 September 2011. International rules set minimum standards, while EU rules ensure their enforcement in the EU.
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