EMSA - European Maritime Safety Agency, Annual Report 2013.

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emsaThis annual report is an account of the work undertaken by EMSA in 2013 to enhance the quality of shipping, strengthen maritime safety and achieve cleaner oceans. It measures the added value of EMSA's activities and services for the EU in general and its principal stakeholders in particular - EU Member States, Iceland, Norway and the Commission.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION 10

1.1 Status and structure of the Annual Report 2013 11
1.2 EMSA’s tasks 12
1.3 Mission, vision and values 12
1.4 Overview of priorities 2013 13

CHAPTER 2

TRAFFIC MONITORING AND INFORMATION ON SHIPS AND CARGOES 14
2.1 EU vessel traffic monitoring 15
2.2 EU LRIT Cooperative Data Centre and LRIT International Data Exchange 20
2.3 THETIS 22
2.4 Maritime Support Services 24

CHAPTER 3

VISITS AND INSPECTIONS TO MONITOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EU
LEGISLATION 26
3.1 Classification Societies 27
3.2 STCW 20 30
3.3 Implementation of PSC Directive 32
3.4 Maritime Security 34
3.5 Monitoring implementation of the other EU Maritime Legislation 36
3.6 Horizontal Analysis & Research 38

CHAPTER 4

PROVIDING MEMBER STATES AND THE COMMISSION WITH TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANCE AND FACILITATING TECHNICAL COOPERATION BETWEEN MEMBER STATES’ MARITIME AUTHORITIES AND WITH THE COMMISSION 40

4.1 Port State Control 41
4.2 Accident investigation 43
4.3 Technical assistance (Training and Cooperation) 45
4.4 Marine Equipment and Ship Safety Standards 47
4.5 Marine Information, EQUASIS and Statistics 49
4.6 Prevention of pollution by ships 51
4.7 Liability and compensation 55

CHAPTER 5

POLLUTION PREPAREDNESS, DETECTION AND RESPONSE 56
5.1 Network of stand-by oil spill reponse vessels 57
5.2 CleanSeaNet and illegal discharges 60
5.3 Cooperation and Information relating to pollution response services 62

CHAPTER 6

HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES 64
6.1 Management team 65
6.2 Internal control system 65
6.3 Human resources 65
6.4 Legal and financial affairs, Facilities and Logistics 66
6.5 External communication, protocol and events support 68

Annexes:
Annex 1: Governance, Management and Internal Control Systems 71
1. Management and control systems 72
2. Audit follow-up and reservations 76
3. Declaration of assurance 80
Annex 2: Financial Reporting 83
Annex 2a: Implementation of the budget for the financial year 2013 84
Annex 2b: Economic outturn account 85
Annex 2c: Balance sheet 86
Annex 2d: Information on negotiated procedures 87
Annex 2e: Information on a posteriori commitments 89
Annex 2f: Information on compliance and suspension of time limits 90
Annex 2g: Additional financial reporting: Evolution of budget execution 91
Annex 3: General information 93
Annex 3a: Organisation chart as per 31.12.2013 94
Annex 3b: Staff statistics 95
Annex 3c: Summary of Board Decisions 98

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