In 2013, in total ca. 240 flight hours have been performed ‘on task’ above Belgian and international marine waters, in the framework of the Belgian North Sea aerial survey programme. Of these ‘on task’ flight hours, ca. 22 hours were conducted for international missions in the framework of the Bonn Agreement and ca. 18 hours for scientific observation flights. As for previous years however, most flights, i.e. 200 flight hours, were national surveillance flights in the framework of the Belgian Coast Guard structure; 160 hours thereof were specifically dedicated to pollution control flights above the sea and along the Belgian coast.
More information and details on the website of coast guard partner MUMM.