Sustainability and safety at center of European Boating Industry meeting

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From left to right: Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA); Stefano Pagani Isnardi, Research Department Manager, Confindustria Nautica; Philip Easthill, Secretary-General of EBI

From left to right: Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA); Stefano Pagani Isnardi, Research Department Manager, Confindustria Nautica; Philip Easthill, Secretary-General of EBI

European Boating Industry met with Maja Markovčić Kostelac, executive director of the European Maritime Safety Agency, and leadership staff to discuss the agency’s new strategy, its new work on recreational boating, and common priorities around environmental sustainability and maritime safety.

The discussions revolved around the agency’s new strategy, which will focus on the recreational boating industry for the first time, through 2024, according to a statement.

The meeting took place at EMSA’s Lisbon, Portugal, headquarters. The EBI delegation consisted of secretary general Philip Easthill, research development manager Stefano Pagani Isnardi, and member Confindustria Nautica.

The groups will work together on topics related to maritime safety and environmental sustainability.

EMSA provides technical expertise and operational assistance to improve maritime safety, pollution preparedness and response, and maritime security.

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