July 12, 2023 By Helicopters Staff
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) contracted Schiebel to support operations with its CAMCOPTER S-100 for emission monitoring and maritime surveillance purposes in northern France on behalf of the General Directorate of Maritime Affairs, Fishery and Aquaculture (DGAMPA).
Stationed at CROSS Gris-Nez, the CAMCOPTER S-100 currently supports in emission monitoring and maritime safety, including environmental protection and response, fisheries inspection, Search and Rescue (SAR) as well as control of all relevant vessels passing through the Channel. CROSS Gris-Nez is the Regional Centre for Surveillance and Rescue at Sea and is responsible for the duties of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) on the French side of the English Channel.
The S-100 executes these tasks equipped with a Trakka TC-300 EO/IR sensor, an Explicit Mini Sniffer for emission monitoring, a Becker Avionics BD406 Emergency Beacon Locator, an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver and a Mode-S Transponder ADSB out.
“This area of sea is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, where 24/7 monitoring of all maritime activities is essential,” said Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group. “Schiebel’s S-100 has supported numerous maritime authorities to date, with EMSA being one of our most prestigious customers.”