Recently, International Maritime Security Network, LLC conducted their first phase testing of the originally designed, non-lethal Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS). Horizon Lines, LLC, a US flagged container ship operator serving US domestic routes and Asia, offered their resources and assets to the project. Aboard the container vessel HORIZON CRUSADER, IMSN conducted APS system tests and safety drills with Horizon crew members. Both IMSN and Horizon Lines remain proactive in helping to search for a security solution for not only their own personnel but for everyone throughout the entire maritime industry.
The Triton Shield APS uses the most abundant resource available to a ship - water. The use of water is nothing new, but maximizing the protective potential without risking the lives and safety of the ship's crew is. When dealing with terrorism on the high seas and the critical need to protect vessels underway in international waters, government or naval intervention to date still remains limited. Crews have to provide much of their own defenses. It is similar to calling 911 in a remote area, help may come but not for a considerable amount of time.
The Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS) was developed as a multi-layered defense package with the goal to Detect, Deter and Defend against piracy. The defense package incorporates training and education, hard security, and the originally-designed, custom made, Triton Shield non-lethal anti-piracy device.
Application of the system starts in the classroom with IMSN's Piracy Defense Course to teach crew members how to efficiently Detect and evaluate threats. In addition, IMSN also provides high-tech methods to detect any ships that enter a one mile perimeter around an IMSN client ship. With the Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS), a ship will be able to determine the difference between a fishing boat and a pirate craft, day or night.
IMSN recognizes that no one situation is ever the same as another. As a result the Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS) was developed with maximum Deterence in mind. IMSN provides several options to harden vulnerable areas by updating passive security measures on board a ship. The innovative Triton Shield device is designed to create an active deterrent around the perimeter of a ship. While the IMSN team will monitor the initial installation aboard every ship, the device is simple, easy-to-use, and easy-to-maintain.
Finally, the Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System (APS) includes an armed hard security team as the last line of Defense should deterrence fail. All IMSN hard security team members are fully vetted and come from military and or law enforcement backgrounds. IMSN hard security teams will operate under the guidelines of force continuum which provide them with the tools and training needed to evaluate a potential threat and determine the proper amount of force needed for any given situation.