In France, a drone is not considered a ship as it is unable to meet the obligations of a ship (for example, it cannot provide assistance to a ship in distress). However, it is also not a drifting floating object !

In the absence of regulations adapted to marine drones like PAMELi, we operate our drone in accordance with the DDTM (Direction Départementale des Territoires et de la Mer) of La Rochelle, which supports us in setting up appropriate procedures.

Regulatory framework 1

PAMELi and its supporting boat