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EMSA's Camcopter S-100 mobilised for Croatia

24th July 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The European Maritime Safety Agency’s (EMSA’s) Camcopter S-100 will be mobilised for maritime surveillance services on behalf of the Maritime Safety Directorate of the Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia.

Service provision for Croatia will include coast guard functions such as search and rescue, monitoring and surveillance, ship and port security, vessel traffic, environmental protection and response, ship casualty assistance, as well as accident and disaster response.

The Camcopter S-100 will be based on the island of Brač and will carry out regular patrol flights, on-demand incident monitoring missions and specific inspection operations.

The UAS is equipped with the L3 Wescam EO/IR camera gimbal, an Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch payload and an Automatic Identification System receiver.

EMSA awarded the multi-year maritime surveillance contract for a VTOL Remotely Piloted Aircraft System to Schiebel in November 2018. In execution of this contract, Schiebel will provide simultaneous maritime surveillance services to several European Union member states and bodies.

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