Archive for July 5, 2012
Minister Varadkar announces Action Plan to address concerns over Maritime Transport & Marine Emergency Response
The Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport is today (Thursday) publishing two reports conducted by Fisher Consultants which identify a number of key issues which need to be addressed in Ireland’s maritime transport sector and marine emergency response regimes.
Minister of Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar is setting up a Departmental team to consider the matters raised in the reports and prepare an Action Plan in consultation with the Minister. This Action Plan will be presented to Government in October.
The team will have a remit to consider the recommendations from the Fisher report, and related matters, to ensure that Ireland’s maritime transport and emergency response are on a par with international norms.
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