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Euromaritime 2017: VMAS development continues

31st January 2017 - 16:29 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Paris


With the threat and incidents of piracy and robbery at sea in the waters off the eastern and western shores of Africa, the maritime surveillance and monitoring industry is finding itself in demand from commercial enterprises looking to secure their offshore investments.

One such company, France-based Sofresud, in recent years has seen its activities around Africa increase to now protect a range of maritime assets in the region. 

Petroleum giant Total’s Nigerian subsidiary selected Sofresud’s Vessel Monitoring and Alert System (VMAS) in 2014 to oversee its offshore sites in the Gulf of Guinea (more than 10,000km2) and to monitor

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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