Ship detained for using a drone while transiting Suez Canal

Ship detained for using a drone while transiting Suez Canal

Scandinavian P&I Club Gard has warned its members on the dangers of using drones at sea. A vessel entered with Gard was recently detained following the launch of a drone to photograph the vessel proceeding through the Suez Canal. Shortly after the drone had been launched from a vessel transiting the Suez Canal, the master was requested by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) to drop anchor. During the SCA’s subsequent inspection, they confiscated the drone and its memory card and the vessel was detained in anticipation of further investigations […]

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