Map issued by the Port of Dover showing the semicircular area covered by the new restriction.

British Port Becomes No Drone Zone

Britain’s Port of Dover has become the first port in the country to be a granted its own legislation for the restriction of flying drones in or over the port.

Port of Dover made the application, which has now been granted by the U.K. government, because it is a site of critical national infrastructure. It was therefore decided that it was in the interest of public security to make the order.

The order means that there is a flight restriction of 1000ft above sea level and a 2.25 mile radius covering the port’s estate for unmanned aircraft. Drones operating with the permission of Port of Dover Police are exempt from the order, and permission is to be granted on a case by case basis.

Read more at Port of Dover

(Visited 40 times, 1 visits today)

The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

Leave a Reply

Latest from Border Security

SIGN UP NOW for FREE News & Analysis on topics of your choice across homeland security!

BEYOND POLITICS.  IT'S ABOUT THE MISSION. 

Go to Top
Malcare WordPress Security