GAC Maritime Security to Provide P-Trap

Press Release
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
P-Trap

Award-winning technology adds to GAC's range of vessel protection solutions.

 

GAC Maritime Security has added the award winning P-trap anti-boarding device to its range of non-lethal vessel protection solutions.


A winner at the 5th Safety at Sea International Awards and a finalist in the Seatrade Awards and Lloyd's List Awards in 2011, P-trap is an engine blocking system that creates a security zone around the ship to prevent other vessels from approaching too close and attempting to board. Created by Netherlands-based specialists Westmark BV, this patented anti-boarding device creates a non-lethal secure barrier around a ship, adding an additional layer of protection from attack.


A set of long, thin lines are carried on side booms extending up to 10 metres from the ship's bow on both sides of the ship just below the water surface. Any vessel entering this security zone will run into these lines, which trap the propeller and disable the engines, disabling the approaching vessel. Designed to be deployed before entering high-risk areas, the P-trap provides continuous protection against multiple attacks, day and night, without the need for crew involvement and constant vigilance.

GAC Maritime Security, Powered by AKE, is a partnership between global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group and AKE Group. Christer Sjödoff, Group Vice President, GAC Solutions, says: “GAC Maritime Security is committed to offering a range of non-lethal vessel protection measures that can be deployed by vessel owners and operators as part of a systematic, multi-layered approach to sea defense. P-trap is an award-winning vessel hardening solution that has been tested by the navy, coastguard and rescue services, as well as commercial shipping. Its simple but ingenious system of boom-mounted lines ensures that no hostile vessel can approach close enough to board.“


Maurits F. Westerbeek van Eerten, Director of Westmark BV, adds: “The patented P-trap anti-boarding device is a proven solution that has been deployed in the Gulf of Aden and other high-risk areas. Not only is the P-trap a truly effective vessel hardening measure, it also delivers greater peace of mind for crews transiting high-risk sea crime areas.”


Several P-trap systems have been created to fit most seagoing ships, including the P-trap swivel-boom, the most commonly applied system, and the P-trap sliding-boom, designed for vessels with a forward bulkhead.


This partnership with Westmark BV is the latest in a series of ventures for GAC Maritime Security, who most recently teamed up with Mobile Defense Systems LLC to provide PirateFence™ anti-grapple razor wire. GAC Maritime Security has also partnered with defense system provider Unifire to offer its SEASERPENT Anti-Pirate Water Cannon System, along with SPS Citadel Access Protection from Intelligent Engineering (IE), as well as providing onboard crew training, pre-voyage preparation, global maritime security intelligence and round-the-clock monitoring and support.

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