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A sulfur sniffer drone deployed in the Strait of Gibraltar

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) deployed a drone to help comply with the sulfur limit in the holds Strait of Gibraltar.

EMSA provided the Spanish Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda with the remotely piloted aircraft to monitor sulfur and nitrogen emissions from passing ships, he said in a statement on his website on Thursday. The aircraft could also be used to support search and rescue operations.

The aircraft used is a S100 Camcopter unmanned helicopter, fitted with contractor’s emissions sensor Explicit and operated by unmanned nordic. The deployment is the second use of an aircraft of this type in the region.

“Emissions monitoring operations such as these will reinforce the recent approval of the Mediterranean Sea as an emission control area by the International Maritime Organization, which is expected to come into force in 2025,” EMSA said in a statement. the press release.