For the first time, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has received authorisation to test a drone that is controlled from the Command & Control Centre in the Harbour Coordination Centre of the Harbour Master Division. The actual drone will take off 40 kilometres away...
European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) remotely piloted aircraft flights started in mid-April delivering enhanced maritime surveillance capabilities over the North Sea region. The flights are in support of coast guard functions. Given the positive outcome of last...
The first new Mine Countermeasure Vessel for the Belgian navy, the M940 Oostende, was spotted on the water for the first time on 22 February. It involves a technical launch of the ship, the official launch is scheduled for 29 March. The official launch in March will...
The Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) and Netherlands Coast Guard are deploying drones to check lashings on board container ships. In 2022, 44 container ships were checked in this new way. Violations were found on eleven ships. To inspect...
Neptune Energy has joined the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative, a project to cut emissions of the harmful greenhouse gas to near zero by 2030. Neptune’s support for the initiative complements its own ambitious target for zero methane emissions by the end...
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