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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mares Joins Guardian as Europe, U.S. Agent

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 9, 2014

Photo courtesy of Guardian

Photo courtesy of Guardian

Going from strength to strength, Guardian Maritime Ltd, producers of GUARDIAN anti-piracy barriers, has further expanded its worldwide coverage and distribution by signing a deal with Mares Shipping GmbH, specialists in the supply of spare parts and technical equipment for ships, for it to become the latest stockist and agent.

With owners seeking a more crew friendly and environmentally responsible option in the fight against piracy, GUARDIAN, a proven alternative to razor wire, is an exciting addition to MARES’s product range and MARES will not only be able to supply and fit ship owners and operators with the GUARDIAN system, but will also hold stock at its headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. This will enable faster European & transatlantic response times to both ship fitments and the supply of replacement units by specialist teams of installers - ensuring ship owners and operators great fast and effective customer service.

Claus Witt, Mares Managing Director, said “We have already talked with many ship owners about  GUARDIAN and have received very positive feedback. As one of Europe’s leading marine supply companies we will be using our global network to promote and sell GUARDIAN anti-piracy barriers to our clients.”

David Stevens, Director said; “We are delighted to be working with MARES. Working together across Europe from Germany and with our other stockist SINWA in Singapore, will allow us to service and protect clients from piracy that are transiting HRAs even more quickly and efficiently. In addition we have just begun manufacturing units in our new South African factory which means we have further stock to cope with the growing demand especially of our new green water version. With the unpopularity of razor wire and the phasing out of armed guards, GUARDIAN is the total solution that protects crew from both piracy and injury.”

GUARDIAN works by covering the ship’s safety rails with a specially designed barrier. Once installed, GUARDIAN provides a robust and simple way of making access to the ship or rig as difficult as possible. The system is currently protecting over 200 vessels and rigs, including clients Chevron, CMA-CGM, Maersk and BW Tankers.


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