EMSA launches new surveillance system

Since 10th March, EU Member States have had access to a new, user friendly web service for tracking shipping in European waters. Now for the first time, EMSA’s new SafeSeaNet tracking module ? called STIRES ? allows authorities to see all commercial vessels in and around EU waters in a single view. This will be closely followed by the picture for the whole world. The information has been available to Member States in the SafeSeaNet system for some time, but this is understood to be the first time that users will be able to see it in a fully interactive, multi-functional display.