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Due to the federal structure in Germany maritime emergencies have to be managed
by both the Federal Government and the five Federal Coastal States.
On January 1st, 2003 the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (CCME) (in German: Havariekommando) commenced operations. The CCME is a joint institution of the German Federal Government and the Federal Coastal States. It was established to set up and carry out a mutual maritime emergency management in the North Sea and in the Baltic Sea. It is based in Cuxhaven (Northwest Germany).