EU drones for people in distress: Dropping life rafts for pullbacks?
For the first time, drones are flying on behalf of an EU agency with rescue equipment on board. On the high seas, the actually useful technology could encourage illegal refoulements to countries like Libya. Perhaps the new function will only be used for minor maritime emergencies in European waters. The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) […]
EU drones: Permanent permit for maritime surveillance
This year, the EU is again conducting drone flights for many Member States. Due to many unfulfilled requests, unmanned capabilities are now being expanded. Two drones from Austria and Portugal have become established for coastguard missions. One of the manufacturers has now received a Europe-wide certificate for the first time. The European Maritime Safety Agency […]