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New EU operational guidelines for ships in need of assistance in aftermath of fire

The European Commission presented the new EU operational guidelines for ships in need of assistance. 

New EU operational guidelines for ships in need of assistance in aftermath of fire

The European Commission presented the new EU operational guidelines for ships in need of assistance. 

New EU operational guidelines for ships in need of assistance in aftermath of fire
03 February 2016 - 20:12

New EU operational guidelines for ships in need of assistance in aftermath of fire
The European Commission presented the new EU operational guidelines for ships in need of assistance. 
The guidelines have been developed by an expert group composed of Member States’ competent authorities, with the input and support of industry stakeholders, following an initiative of the Commission in the aftermath of the "MSC Flaminia" fire. 
Commissioner Bulc congratulated the stakeholders for taking part in this joint positive effort, in the interest of maritime safety and environmental protection. 
The EU operational guidelines were drafted to ensure better coordination and exchange of information amongst competent authorities and industry stakeholders involved in the response to an incident concerning a ship in need of assistance, such as the "MSC Flaminia" in July 2012. While the container vessel was in international waters in the Atlantic Ocean, there was an explosion and a fire on board. 
The ship was severely damaged. Given the volatile situation the process of deciding where to accommodate the vessel resulted in the ship being finally accommodated in a place of refuge in Germany in September 2012.

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