The EU SHIPSAN ACT is a European Joint Action funded by the European Commission under the Health Programme (2008-2013) where 32 partners from 24 European countries participate.
The EU SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action deals with the impact on maritime transport of health threats due to biological, chemical and radiological agents, including communicable diseases and supports the implementation of International Health Regulations 2005.
EU Common Ship Sanitation Database consists of:
a) Communication Network platform facilitating ship-to-port, port-to-port and port-to-national authority communication.
b) Information system for recording and issuing Ship Sanitation Certificates under the International Health Regulations 2005 for all types of ships sailing in European Union.
c) Database for recording inspections conducted according to the European Manual for Hygiene Standards and Communicable Disease Surveillance on Passenger Ships.