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EU SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action
The SHIPSAN ACT is a European Joint Action funded by the European Commission under the Health Programme (2008-2013) where 32 partners from 24 European countries participate.

The duration of the EU SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action is 39 months (February 2013-April 2016).

The EU SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action deals with the impact on maritime transport of health threats due to biological, chemical and radiological agents, including communicable diseases and supports the implementation of International Health Regulations 2005. It aims to:

1.Produce a State of the Art report Read more...
(describing evidence for events and consequences due to biological, chemical and radiological agents, including communicable diseases in all types of ships; training needs for core capacities under International Health Regulations (Read more...) and practices related to fishing vessels and inland waterways will be assessed in at least 18 European Union Member States. (Read more...)



2.Bring a consistent and proportionate approach to ship inspections in compliance with European Union legislation and International Health Regulations. Read more...

3.Produce guidance on risk assessment and response to chemical/radiological events (accidental/deliberate release) on ships, to be used as part of the International Health Regulations contingency planning at points of entry of European Union Member States. Read more...

4.Upgrade and run the SHIPSAN ACT Information System (SIS) consisting of:

a) Communication Network platform facilitating ship-to-port, port-to-ship, port-to-port and port-to-national authority communication. Read more...


b) Information system for recording and issuing Ship Sanitation Certificates under the International Health Regulations 2005 for all types of ships sailing in European Union.  Read more...


c) Database for recording inspections conducted according to the European Manual for Hygiene Standards and Communicable Diseases Surveillance on Passenger Ships.  Read more...


5.Deliver European and national training courses. Read more...

6.Develop an outline of a risk assessment tool for occupational and public health risks per cargo ship type. Read more...

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EU SHIPSAN ACT JA - Newsletter: Issue 15

The fifteenth issue of the SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action Newsletter has been published.

31 July 2015

EU SHIPSAN ACT JA - Newsletter: Issue 14

The fourteenth issue of the SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action Newsletter has been published.
04 June 2015

Webinar Series on Health Threats related to Maritime Transport: “Ebola Virus Disease and ...

The webinar on “Ebola Virus Disease and maritime transport sector” was broadcasted on 22nd April ...
29 April 2015

EU SHIPSAN ACT JA - Newsletter: Issue 13

The thirteenth issue of the SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action Newsletter has been published.
01 April 2015

EU SHIPSAN ACT JA - Newsletter: Issue 12

The twelfth issue of the SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action Newsletter has been published.
04 February 2015
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