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Marine Armor Systems extends into global market

18th April 2014 - 08:12 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Following its success in Spain, Marine Armor Systems (MAS) has launched its portfolio of vessel protection systems globally to meet the needs of the international market. The company supplies a range of anti-piracy protective systems for ships and oil rigs operating in high risk areas such as Somalia, the Gulf of Aden and Guinea.

The company’s solutions include anti-pirate blockades, bunkers and armored citadels or safe rooms onboard, protecting crew with a bulletproof barrier in case of pirate boarding, in line with IMO recommendations. Its protective system is based on ballistic blinds, protecting the vessel or rig against pirate attacks and other potential threats such as armed robbery, terrorism and acts of sabotage.

Edurne del Río, Marine Amour System, said: ‘Following on from its significant success in Spain we are very proud to be launching MAS globally as a passive solution against the threat of piracy; providing protection to the lives of crew and the assets onboard ship. 

‘In the event of a pirate attack response times onboard must be rapid. This is why we have developed a new automatic system which is designed to protect the whole vessel within ten seconds; at the push of a button.’

MAS is manufactured using kriptonia, a patented high-quality material stronger than steel, bullet proof and certified with an FB6 ballistic level to protect against military grade weapons, designed to protect the most vulnerable areas in any vessel or platform. 

MAS manufacture, supply and install security hardening systems worldwide onshore or offshore. The system is hidden when not in use, requiring no storage space onboard.

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