SASEPOL’s overall objective is to facilitate international maritime transport of passengers and goods, and to support maritime safety, security and environmental protection in the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea regions. Other objectives of this project include:

  • Promoting the integration of international convention rules into national legislation and regulations
  • Supporting the development of technical and personnel prerequisites in order to meet IMO requirements in safety of navigation, security of transport, including passengers and crews, and the requirements on environmental protection
  • Developing and adapting technical and personnel prerequisites in order to set-up efficient port state control in the Black Sea as well as in the Caspian Sea
  • Supporting national and regional institutions in charge of performing relevant tasks such as safety, security and environmental supervision and advise on implementation of international conventions
  • Establishing best practice models regarding safety, security and environmental protection from ships in selected ports in involved TRACECA countries (the TRACECA corridor starts in Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine, and crosses Turkey connecting the seaways of the Black and Caspian Sea regions)
  • Supporting priority projects identified and promoting financing schemes for private sector participation and development of public private partnership platforms