S.Korean Shipbuilder’s Anti-Piracy System

Monday, January 24, 2011

According to a report from AFP, South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries has rolled out a system to help ships detect and fend off pirates, after the recent hijacking of a South Korean freighter near Somalia alarmed shippers. The nation's third-largest shipbuilder on Jan. 23 said the new anti-piracy system detects smaller boats in the vicinity often undetected under existing marine radar systems and issues an automatic alert when approached.

(Source: AFP)

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