The European Commission proposed funding of €160.5 million over a period of seven years for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to allow continued action to combat pollution caused by ships. The funds will enable the agency to maintain its network of specialised anti-pollution vessels available to Member States to recover pollutants and to further develop satellite images to detect pollution. The funds are intended to maintain the network of specialised anti-pollution vessels which strengthen the capability of the Member States to respond to pollution caused by oil and other substances.
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