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The Mission of HELMEPA

  • Encourage Greek shipowning companies, operators, managers and agents wherever located, as well as masters, deck and engineer officers and seafarer members of the Panhellenic Seamens' Federation to enlist in the Association as Members.
  • Nurture a high level of environmental consciousness within the ranks of the Greek maritime community with the means of education, information, motivation and publicity,
  • Cooperate with and assist the government of Greece on issues related to international laws and regulations designed for the protection of the marine environment and life at sea,
  • Encourage the human element of the Greek maritime community to comply with national and international legislation designed for the prevention of marine pollution and help establish the spirit of safety onboard,
  • Grant Membership to individuals in recognition of their voluntary commitment to pollution prevention and safety at sea,
  • Recognize achievements of individuals or corporate members of the Greek maritime community for exemplary performance in the fields of marine pollution prevention and safety




Expansion of the MEPA Spirit

According to the Founding Declaration of 1982, the Association should lead in an international effort to combine regulation and voluntary will to eliminate ship-generated marine pollution and improve safety at sea. Implementing this Article, the Association promoted and supported the establishment of the following sister Organizations, which operate under similar to HELMEPA's Declarations:


AUSMEPA in Australia
BRITMEPA in the UK
CYMEPA in Cyprus
NAMEPA in USA
PHILMEPA in the Philippines
TURMEPA in Turkey

URUMEPA in Uruguay
UKRMEPA in Ukraine

In June 2006, AUSMEPA, CYMEPA, HELMEPA and TURMEPA, signed the legal document defining the identity of INTERMEPA (www.intermepa.org) (International Marine Environment Protection Association), as a voluntary, non-governmental and non-profit Association, in Athens, Greece.

INTERMEPA headquarters are hosted at the Offices of HELMEPA, which provides Secretarial support.




The Members of INTERMEPA are:

AUSMEPA
CYMEPA
HELMEPA
NAMEPA
TURMEPA
UKRMEPA
URUMEPA









 
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