Trans­port Malta par­tic­i­pates in a project “Prevent­ing in­ci­dents and ac­ci­dents for safer ships in the Oceans”

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Trans­port Malta to­gether with 14 part­ners from nine other Euro­pean coun­tries, is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Pi­casso Project, a project aim­ing at prevent­ing in­ci­dents and ac­ci­dents for safer ships in the Oceans. Safety on land and on board ships, emer­gency sim­u­la­tions, and train­ing and the hu­man fac­tor are the three main fac­tors in the project.

The project which is co-funded by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion, is de­signed to im­prove mar­itime safety through train­ing of staff which is a key el­e­ment in prevent­ing ac­ci­dents at sea, evac­u­a­tion drills in ports and de­vel­op­ment of new tech­nolo­gies. This project is de­signed to im­prove mar­itime safety through train­ing and the de­vel­op­ment of new tech­nolo­gies and is headed by the Span­ish Mar­itime Res­cue and Safety Agency.

The project has a bud­get of €3.8 mil­lion and is part of the over­all goal of de­vel­op­ing Mo­tor­ways of the Sea, in line with Euro­pean Union mar­itime trans­port poli­cies. It was ap­proved in July and is sched­uled to end in July 2018.

Trans­port Malta’s role in the project is to or­gan­ise a mass evac­u­a­tion ex­er­cise in the port of Val­letta. This ex­er­cise is planned to be held dur­ing Malta's EU Pres­i­dency and dif­fer­ent stake­hold­ers will be in­volved.

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