No illegal oil discharges detected during HELCOM’s surveillance operation over the north-eastern Baltic.
No illegal discharges of oil were detected during the CEPCO North aerial surveillance flights on 28-29 September.
The number of pollution sightings by patrol aircraft has been decreasing in the past several years. Pollution surveillance has a significant preventive effect on the number of illegal oil discharges at sea.says Monika Stankiewicz, Professional Secretary for maritime and response issues at HELCOM. For more information please see the following link http://www.helcom.fi/press_office/news_helcom/en_GB/CEPCO_North_2010/
SSC has provided several of the member countries of HELCOM with the SSC MSS 6000 airborne maritime surveillance system including the SLAR and IR/UV.
Our equipment is flying on a number of aircraft in the area including those of the Estonian Border Guard, the Finnish Border Guard, the Polish Maritime Office in Gdynia and the Swedish Coast Guard.
We are very pleased to have made our contribution to the decrease of the oil discharges and thereby to a better marine environment in the Baltic.