Schiebel Camcopter S-100 to perform coast guard services for European Maritime Safety Agency in the Republic of Croatia

The Maritime Safety Directorate of the Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia issued the first mobilization request to the European Maritime Safety Agency(EMSA) for CAMCOPTER S-100 maritime surveillance services.

Schiebel Camcopter S 100 to perform coast guard services for european maritime safety agency in the Republic of Croatia Camcopter S-100 (Picture source: Schiebel)

Starting in the summer of 2019, the service provision for Croatia will assist inmaritime 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. For these purposes, the CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (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. The S-100 will execute these tasks equippedwith an L3 Wescam Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera gimbal, an Overwatch Imaging PT-8 Oceanwatch payload and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver.

EMSA awarded the multi-yearmaritime surveillance contract for a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)to Schiebel in November 2018. In executionof thiscontract, Schiebel will provide simultaneous maritime surveillance services to several European Union (EU) member states and EU bodies.

“The CAMCOPTER S-100 is the perfect Vertical Takeoff and Landing UAS to performthese Coast Guard functions,” notes 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."