Advanced safety and pollution targets proposed by the EU

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The European Commission has presented a set of five legislative proposals aimed at updating EU regulations on maritime safety and preventing water pollution caused by ships. The proposals seek to align EU rules with international standards, improve enforcement through digitalization, and promote clean and modern shipping. Key elements include enhancing maritime safety regulations, expanding port state control, and improving accident investigations. The proposals also address flag state inspections, information sharing between flag states, and the digitalization of port state control operations. Additionally, measures are proposed to tackle ship-source pollution and prevent illegal discharges into European seas. The proposals aim to align EU rules with international regulations and extend the scope to cover various forms of pollution. The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) will play a crucial role in implementing the new requirements. The proposals will now be considered by the European Parliament and the Council for further deliberation.

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