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Maritime Security Demonstration Sees Speedboat Demolished

September 4, 2013

Photo courtesy of Alcyonics

Photo courtesy of Alcyonics

Law enforcement looks on as speedboat driver demolishes his own engine in the name of greater safety for professional mariners in a Florida display of a new maritime security product by Alcyonics along with partner firm Knowledge Bridge International.

Among the guests in attendance were a large, U.S.-based oil and gas exploration company and a representative of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ship Registry.

A small speedboat hydroplaned at top speed toward a series of small buoys.  As the speedboat zipped between the buoys, it came to a jarring halt, its engine leaping out of the water and coughing a great cloud of mist into the air as the boat was totally disabled by Alcyonics' security system. The engine sat, completely seized, attached to a cracked hull, leaving no doubt in the observers' minds that the Alcyonics system had performed its function.

The Alcyonics Fixed-Site Entanglement System™ is designed to provide a full-perimeter access control system for critical assetson the water, such as offshore oil and natural gas rigs.  It provides critical standoff distance from threats, and establishes a safe operating zone within its boundaries.  Any small to mid-sized craft that attempts an unauthorized crossing finds itself dead in the water, just like today's aggressor boat.  "The system worked as advertised," one member of the delegation remarked.

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