On the past 2nd and 3rd October, the NETMAR project was represented in the international seminar "New scenarios of maritime safety in the European Union. Reflections after the Erika and Prestige disasters" by portuguese (FEUP), Spanish (FUAC, Portos de Galicia and Tecnalia) and irish (Limerick University) partners.
At the opening of the seminar, João Sousa made a presentation about the project in terms of objectives, major achievements so far, and future plans.
The seminar focused on the social economic and security implications of maritime disasters, with special reference on the Erica and the Prestige cases, this one more focused on the criminal sentence.
Other major and relevant topics approached was the administrative procedures, aeronautical certifications and permission to fly UAV´s in Spanish airspace, which new laws are still somehow fuzzy and not very clear.
Finally, a round table with specialists from different areas discussed present and future issues to be approached in terms of Maritime Safety
As scheduled the second demonstration of project NETMAR, took place at A Pobra do Caramiñal, on October 1st.
To understand how the demonstration was planned see our previous post.
Learn what were the objectives and see the articles published about the demo.
The new Demo of Netmar Project will take place in October 1st. 2014. The chosen location is Port of Pobra do Caramiñal, in SW of La Coruña. In this second test, we will show the simulation of a maritime incident at sea, with redirection of the ship to a safe port (A Pobra do Caramiñal), that will be the place where we will carry out an exercise of flight against the accidental maritime pollution.
A reefer having problems maneuvering due to a heavy storm registered in Finisterre traffic separation device (VTS) proceeds to anchor in the Ria de Arosa to assess possible damage, escorted by a rescue ship.