VIENNA — Croatia’s Maritime Safety Directorate issued the first mobilization request to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for CAMCOPTER S-100 maritime surveillance services, according to Schiebel, provider of the UAS services.
Starting in the summer of 2019, the service provision for Croatia will assist in maritime Coast Guard functions such as search and rescue, monitoring and surveillance, ship and port security, vessel traffic, environmental protection and response and ship casualty assistance as well as accident and disaster response.
For these purposes, the CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS will be based on the island of Brač and will carry out regular patrolling flights, on-demand incident monitoring missions and specific inspection operations.
EMSA awarded the multiyear maritime surveillance contract for a vertical takeoff and landing remotely piloted aircraft system to Schiebel last November. In execution of this contract, Schiebel will provide simultaneous maritime surveillance services to several European Union member states and EU bodies. “The CAMCOPTER S-100 is the perfect vertical takeoff and landing UAS to perform these Coast Guard functions,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, chairman of the Schiebel Group. “Backed by an impressive service record in the maritime domain, the S-100 has established itself as the best choice whenever sophisticated maritime surveillance is required.”