EMSA remotely piloted aircraft flying over North Sea for enhanced maritime surveillance in support of Danish AuthoritiesPublished21.04.2023
EMSA RPAS operational flights started in mid-April delivering enhanced maritime surveillance capabilities over the North Sea region in support of coast guard functions. Given the positive outcome of last year’s RPAS campaign in the region, EMSA has returned to the region following a request from the Royal Danish Navy in cooperation with the Danish Customs and Danish Fisheries Agency. The RPAS ...
EMSA deploys remotely piloted aircraft services over the Gulf of Genova for increased maritime surveillance in support of the Italian Coast GuardPublished23.03.2023
EMSA has started the deployment of its remotely piloted aircraft services in support of the Italian Coast Guard to gain increased maritime awareness over the Gulf of Genova until the summer. Leveraging on the successful campaign of last year, EMSA services will continue to enhance general maritime safety and security in the area, as well as to assist in search and rescue missions. Protection of ...
Maritime Security: EU updates strategy to safeguard maritime domain against new threatsPublished10.03.2023
Today, the European Commission and the High Representative adopted a Joint Communication on an enhanced EU Maritime Security Strategy to ensure a peaceful use of the seas and safeguard the maritime domain against new threats. They have also adopted an updated Action Plan through which the Strategy will be implemented.
MAR-ICE support for chemical emergencies at sea extended by another five yearsPublished19.01.2023
After 15 years of cooperation, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) together with the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the Centre for Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (Cedre) have amended their three-party Cooperation Agreement to extend the MAR-ICE service until the end of 2027, thereby offering continued support in the event of ...
Two alternatives to fossil fuel in the maritime transport sector, biofuels and ammonia, are analysed in a set of new reports released by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)Published18.10.2022
The reports, prepared to support the European Commission in the ongoing work on the “Fit for 55” package, in particular on the FuelEU Maritime proposal, analyse both alternatives across a number of indicators, including availability, sustainability, cost implications, and safety As a ‘drop-in’ fuel which could replace conventional fossil fuels without substantial engine modification, biofuels ...Categories
EMSA sniffer drone supports French authorities to monitor ship emissions on Mediterranean Sea coastPublished06.10.2022
EMSA has responded to a request from the French authorities to provide surveillance support for multiple tasks including the monitoring of emissions from passenger and commercial ships using the busy ports in the area of Marseille (Port of Marseille, Port of Fos). The sniffer drone deployed takes measurements from the exhaust plumes of passing ships to help verify compliance with EU and IMO ...
EMSA drone operating in the Strait of Gibraltar area for multipurpose maritime surveillancePublished14.07.2022
EMSA’s remotely piloted aircraft is in operation in the vicinity of the Strait of Gibraltar providing the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda with the capacity to monitor sulphur and nitrogen emissions of passing ships. The initiative builds on the experience gained during a similar operation which saw the aircraft’s special sniffer capabilities used for emissions ...
Italian Coast Guard deploying EMSA remotely piloted aircraft over the Gulf of Genoa for increased maritime surveillancePublished28.06.2022
From the air base of Sarzana, the Italian Coast Guard has been deploying EMSA’s remotely piloted aircraft to gain increased maritime awareness over the Gulf of Genoa since 16 June. The flights are being used to enhance general maritime safety and security, as well as to assist in search and rescue missions. Protection of the marine environment is another important aspect of the operation and ...
EMSA’s remotely piloted helicopter flying from on board Icelandic Coast Guard patrol vesselsPublished27.06.2022
The Icelandic Coast Guard is using EMSA’s remotely piloted aircraft services from on board their patrol vessels to enhance maritime situational awareness for an array of different operational tasks. The services have been deployed from on board the ICGV Thor vessel since 30 May and will be deployed from on board the ICGV Freyja vessel from July. The Icelandic Coast Guard has the challenging task ...
Regional operation sees EMSA RPAS flying over the East Baltic Sea region in support of multiple national authorities in Finland, Estonia and LatviaPublished22.06.2022
Since the beginning of May EMSA RPAS have been flying over the East Baltic Sea region following a coordinated request for enhanced maritime surveillance from the Finnish Border Guard, the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board and the Latvian Coast Guard Service. The regional scope of the operation enables cross-border flights over the Gulf of Finland and the exclusive economic zones of both ...