PAMECA V accompanied four IMOC staff during a three-day study-visit to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and to the Maritime Analysis and Operation Centre for Narcotics (MAOC), located in Lisbon, Portugal. The visit took place from January 21-23.
During the meetings held at EMSA, the participants familiarized themselves with its mission, tasks, responsibilities and structure, the EU maritime safety and security legislation, activities related to Investigation of marine accidents, EU Maritime Information Services, SafeSeaNet, CleanSeaNet, Integrated Maritime Services (IMS), Automated Behaviour Monitoring (ABM) Tool, etc.
At the meeting with the director of MAOC, a presentation on the mission of this platform, the tasks, structure and organization, was provided. The meeting also served to exchange information and ideas on the fight against trafficking of narcotics and to discuss possible ways of cooperating in the future.