NITC: Piracy Prevention is Priority One

G. Trauthwein
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
A.R. Darashti, Technical Manater, NITC.

While the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) is a proponent of weapons on commercial ships as a means to thwart piracy, it respects and stays in compliance with international and port-state mandates that reject lethal force in the hands of mariners, and pushes the use of non-lethal methods to stop potential attacks.

NITC currently has a fleet of  43 ships (including 28 VLCCs) totalling 10.6mdwt, but aims to grow its fleet to 74 ships and 18mdwt by 2013.

According to A.R. Darashti, Technical Manater for the Tehran-based company, working out of NITC’s Dubai, UAE office, the company employs a number of technical solutions to keep its current fleet of 43 tankers and mariners out of harm’s way, including:

-          Wire Fencing

-          Night Vision Cameras

-          A Swedish-make water machine designed to keep the sides of the vessel wet and slippery

-          Maintaining higher speeds through known piracy zones.

To date, 16 NITC ships have been the target of piracy aggression, resulting only in minor damages to ships.

 

 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Tanker Trends

Jones Act Tanker Chartered for Airline Refinery

Delta Air Lines Inc's refining unit has chartered a U.S.-flagged oil tanker for the first time, allowing it to tap directly into cheap Texas shale oil as the company overhauls its supply strategy.

Horizon Delivers 4th 74’ Towboat for Canal Barge Co.

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the fourth in a series of 74’ towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, LA.    The

Asia VLCC Rates Could Nudge Higher on Activity

Rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) on key Asian freight routes could hold steady or gain next week as charterers seek to complete their vessel chartering

Maritime Security

Police Kill 2 Kenyans Suspected of Planning Ferry Attack

Kenyan police said on Friday they shot and killed two armed men suspected of planning an attack on a ferry in the port city of Mombasa after one of them tried to hurl a grenade at approaching police.

Cause of S.Korea Ferry Businessman's Death Remains Unknown

Yoo's body too badly decomposed to determine cause of death; mystery surrounding final days of de-factor owner of doomed ferry deepens. Yoo's son arrested in latest capture of family members.

Worrying Trend of Tanker Hijacks in SE Asian Waters: IMB

The Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) raises concerns over a worrying trend of

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1358 sec (7 req/sec)