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Danube Safety Net (ROBG-522)

Improvement of the transport safety in the common Bulgarian-Romanian stretch of the Danube River through development of the emergency response by cross-border cooperation


What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve the safety of river Danube navigability for the whole length of the CBC area.

What’s the budget?

5,699,612.87 euro, out of which 4,844,670.93 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period (31.03.2020): 99,160.00 euro for LB and 84,893.00 euro for B2

Both beneficiaries reached their target from the half of the implementation period .

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Executive Agency "Maritime Administration" (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): ROMANIAN NAVAL AUTHORITY (R.N.A.) (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 15.09.2018

End date: 14.10.2022

Duration: 49 months

Where is it happening?

Montana and Ruse in Bulgaria

Constanta, Giurgiu and Teleorman in Romania                                                                   


How is it going to happen?        

  • Development of preliminary study and data collection
  • Development of common technical specifications for transport safety IT tool
  • Establishment of Emergency response centers in Bulgaria and Romania
  • Development of action plan joint based on reciprocity and competences between EAMA and RNA. The action plan will cover the processes of cooperation and collaboration between the two partnering institutions in the scope of their competences. The action plan will improve the time for reaction and will increase the level of coordination between partners in risk situations disturbing the transport safety on the Danube river including the area where getting in to the Black sea.

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs:

1 study, strategy, and action plan to improve safety of the navigation on the Danube and the Black Sea supported;

470 km total length of new and improved inland waterway;

Programme results: 100 % of the RO-BG CBC Danube length and Black Sea where safety of the navigation has been improved. 

Project status

The project implementation started on 15.09.2018 and is currently ongoing.

So far, the beneficiaries have contracted the necessary external expertise and services that provided the equipment needed for project implementation.

Regarding the activity „Supply of two vessels (multipurpose and multifunctional crafts) in Romania ", a contract with the company S.C. ELECTROSCOICA MAR S.R.L was concluded, the two barges object of the contract were already delivered to B 2. Expecting an official Delivery – Acceptance Protocol to be signed and presented.

In the following months, the beneficiaries will finalize the public procurement procedure regarding the “IT solution implementation services (IT tool) for improving the safety of navigation on the Danube –DTSGIS”, for activity A.T1.4-Establishment of Emergency response center in Romania with deliverables: D.T1.4.1-Supply and integration of DTSGIS and D.T1.4.2-Supply of Hardware equipment for emergency response center in Romania.

Also, regarding the Activity A.T1.5 – “Development of action plan” will be elaborate the Common action plan that will include terms, time, rules, sequence, scope, and methods for the reaction of each of the partners when dealing with situations related to transport safety on the common stretch of the Danube river.

The public events will be reorganized and redrafted due to Covid-19 restrictions of face-to-face meetings.

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