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European Agencies Join Forces to Support Safety and Security at Sea

Frontex - the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) signed a new working arrangement that includes tasks such as search and rescue, border control, fisheries control, customs activities, law enforcement and environmental protection. Keep Reading

Digital Ship Clearance Project Seeks Pilot Port

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has issued a call for expressions of interest from countries with a medium-sized port to take part in a pilot project to establish an efficient digitalized system for electronic exchange of information in ports for ship clearance. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

Seafarers Taken Hostage in the Gulf of Guinea

Dutch ship operator De Poli Tankers Holding BV said 15 seafarers have been taken hostage in the Gulf of Guinea. The Davide B tanker came under attack some 210 nautical miles south of Cotonou, Benin on March 11. Keep Reading

Spanish Police Seize First Narcotic Smuggling Submarine in Europe

The Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional), in close cooperation with Europol and law enforcement from five other countries, have seized the first ever half-submersible vessel being built on European territory. Similar vessels captured in the past have always been of Latin American manufacture.  Keep Reading

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