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  1. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro Cooperation between EMSA and MSD Conference: “Community agencies: partners in accession” EMCDDA Lisbon, Portugal – 26 November 2009 Nexhat Kapidani Dipl. Ing. El. Senior Advisor nexhat.kapidani@msd-ups.org

  2. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro MONTENEGRO POPULATION: 670.000ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: PODGORICALAND AREA: 13.812 km2 ADRIATIC SEA: COASTLINE LENGHT: 294 km BORDER : ITALY, CROATIA AND ALBANIA STATE SEA BORDER LENGHT: 148 km INLAND SEA AREA: 362 km2 TERRITORIAL SEA AREA: 2.099 km2 EPICONTINENTAL SHELF AREA: 3.885 km2 LAKE OF SKADAR: COASTLINE LENGHT (MONTENEGRO): 149,5 km BORDER : ALBANIA STATE LAKE BORDER LENGHT: 38 km LENGTH: 44km WIDE: 14km COASTLINE LENGHT: 207 km TOTAL AREA: 372,30 km2 TOTAL AREA (MONTENEGRO): 229,8 km2

  3. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro Montenegro Maritime Administration Ministry of Maritime affairs, Transport and Telecommunications of Montenegro performs control over legality of activities of Maritime Safety Department

  4. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro Organisational structure of MSD Establishing seaworthiness of ships and other navigable and floating vessels Prevention of sea pollution from ships Performs radio service for the protection of lives at sea (Coastal station Barradio) SAR - search and rescueactivities (MRCC Bar) Regulation and maintenance of navigable waterways and instalment of aids to navigation structures Yacht registration

  5. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro MSD attendance on EMSA training activities • First EMSA training attendet from MSD representatives was on 30 Octoberer 2007 in Lisbon • 13 training activities with 21 participants from Montenegro maritime administration till now • Subject of training: • Training on EU Maritime Legislation • Role and Responsibility of Maritime Administrations • Training on the implementation of Directive 2000/59/EC • Training on the implementation of Directive 2002/59/EC • Training on Human Element in maritime safety • Training on Directive 99/35/EC (Ropax) • Training on environmental issues • ISM Code Auditor Training • Training on the Directive on Marine Equipment • Training on ship security in accordance with the ISPS Code

  6. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro EMSA “Info Day” in Montenegro: EMSA, in collaboration with MSD, on 17 September 2009 organized ‘Info Day’ on the work of this agency and its significance for the implementation of EU legislation in national legislations. Presentation was attended by the representatives of the many institutions and legal subjects: Ministry of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Telecommunications Harbour Master’s Offices (Bar and Kotor) Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Police – Border police division, Ports and marinas Shipping companies and agencies Training institutions in maritime sector

  7. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro Cooperation between EMSA and MSD Knowledge acquired on training is used in preparation of Draft Law and By Law acts: Draft Law on the Prevention of sea pollution from sea-going vessels Draft Law on the Maritime safety and security Many other By Law Acts

  8. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro Draft Law on the Prevention of sea pollution from sea-going vessels is currently being drawn up and is in accordance with EU community law and international conventions: EU DIRECTIVE 2002/59 Establishing a Community VTMIS EU DIRECTIVE 2000/59 Port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues EU DIRECTIVE 2005/33 on sulphur content of marine fuels REGULATION (EC) 782/2003 on the prohibition of organotin compounds on ships (AFS 2001 Convention) PROVISIONS OF THE OPRC CONVENTION 1990, OPRC-HNS PROTOCOL 2000 AND 2002, PROVISIONS OF PREVENTION AND EMERGENCY PROTOCOL TO THE BARCELONA CONVENCTION 1995 that are concerned with preparedness, response and co-operation in case of marine pollution, necessary for preparation of National Plan for Emergency Response. PROVISIONS OF THE CLC CONVENCTION 1992, FUND CONVENCTION 1992, HNS CONVENCTION 1996, BUNKERS CONVENCTION 2001. that are concerned with liability and compensation for pollution damage caused by oil pollution.

  9. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro • Registration of boats, vessels and other navigable objects will pass from Harbour master officies to Maritime safety department • Marine survey division of Maritime Safety Departmentwill pass to Flag state inspection division • According to IMO res.A.739(18), IMO res.A.789(19) and EU Directive 94/57/EC Government of Montenegro will authorized classification society (IACS members) as Recognised Organization for statutary survey. • Harbour master officies will performs activities regarding: • a) Port state control inspection and improve it to the level ofPARIS MoU • b) Seafarers examinations, on which base certificateswill be issued. Draft Law on the Maritime safety and security is currently being drawn up and will bring some changes on Montenegro maritime organisation:

  10. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro Coordination on implementation of new technical requirements in field of maritime safety and security: Implementation LRIT (Long Range Identification and Tracking) in Montenegro. In coordination with EMSA, Montenegro sent the application to EC to participate on EU LRIT Data Centre. Montenegro is completing AIS (Automatic Identification System for ships) network. Design of network was done using valuable information of EMSA “Expert Working Groups”, using their material published on EMSA web site. Design has also take in the consideration technical requirements for future participation of Montenegro in regional AIS system STIRES.

  11. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro Proposal on EMSA training activities during 2010 that will bee useful for Montenegro maritime administration Training for newcomers on EU maritime legislation Training on implementation of vessel traffic management information system VTMIS Training on ism and ISPS code. Training and promoting best practices on directive 99/35/EC (ROPAX). Training on human element in maritime safety. Training for marine accident investigators. Training on environmental issues (contingency plan).

  12. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro Proposal for other Pre-Accession Assistance for maritime sector of Montenegro TAIEX Study visit on VTMIS and implementation of EU directive 2002/59 Organizing workshops for Marine survey division of MSD that will pass to Flag state inspection division. Montenegro 2009 progress report from EC clearly stated insufficiencies flag State IPA Enforcement of Administrative Capacity – Monitoring and Management of Vessels Institutional capacity building

  13. Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro THANK YOU FOR ATTENTION ! Nexhat Kapidani Dipl. Ing. El. Senior Advisor Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro E-mail: nexhat.kapidani@msd-ups.org