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Camcopter® s-100 successfully concludes third year’s operations in support of moas’ life-saving mission

Onboard the global charity organization MOAS’ (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) ship MY Phoenix Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 proved to be vital for the outstanding achievements of the NGO’s search-and-rescue efforts in the Mediterranean.

During the 2016 mission, that started from Valetta, Malta, at the beginning of June, Schiebel provided MOAS with a CAMCOPTER® S-100 system - the world’s leading unmanned helicopter solution for maritime tasks - as well as with an experienced team of onboard Operators.

In 2016, more than 19,000 men, women and children in emergency situations were saved from drowning in the sea on their attempt to cross the Mediterranean by the MOAS’ crew - in partnership with the Italian Red Cross. These results are a huge increase compared to the already impressing numbers of the same rescue missions in 2014 and 2015. Throughout the three missions a total number of around 30,000 lives could be saved.

As MOAS founder Christopher Catrambone underlines, “The use of drones has been instrumental to MOAS' successful humanitarian efforts. The Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100, with its takeoff and landing capability on the 40-meter-long ship MY Phoenix, has been providing real-time daylight and infrared video, widening the view of the crew onboard and enabling them to locate migrants in distress even well beyond the horizon.”

Schiebel Group , based in Vienna, is an international manufacturer of mine detection equipment and unmanned aircraft.
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2017.07.07
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