MASAPO - Increased maritime safety in small ports
MASAPO raised maritime safety in coastal areas and small ports. The targeted areas include western Estonia and the Åland archipelago. Increased maritime safety was achieved through training and increased capacity of voluntary maritime rescue organisations. Additionally, infrastructure development took place and rescue equipment (rescue boats, personal safety equipment and so on) was purchased in selected small ports.
The trainings and rescue exercises were organised together by project partners. The infrastructure development and purchases supported the training and helped achieve long-term commitment to be part of voluntary marine rescue.
In total, conditions, rescue capacity and service level was improved in eight small ports on Estonian islands (Kõrgessaare, Kärdla, Lõunaranna, Kuressaare, Soela, Suaru ) and on Åland islands (Rödhamn, Kasterholm).
To make the developed small ports more accessible, the project published an application that allows to ‘View your marinas of interest virtually in beautiful 360°-panoramas’. The app is available in Google Play Store.
- Increased maritime safety in coastal areas and small ports
- 8 improved small ports
- Long-term commitment to voluntary marine rescue