BCB Marine to debut piracy device at Navdex
Abu Dhabi, February 17, 2013
Marine security experts, BCB Marine, will unveil a device which enables security teams to intercept, entrap and disable fast vessels used in narcotics trafficking, piracy or terrorist acts without using deadly force, at the Navdex Show.
UK-based BCB Marine which is part of the 159 year old military equipment manufacturer, BCB International, has developed the buccaneer lightweight interceptor (BUC LWI) – a system which uses compressed air and interchangeable barrels to project floating entanglement lines and other vessel disabling projectiles.
Jonathan Delf, projects manager, BCB Marine, said: “Ports, harbours and rivers are vital for World Trade. Criminal acts like trafficking, violent demonstrations and terrorism now makes the picture faced by security teams responsible for securing coastal and riverine waters more complex and unpredictable.”
“There can be no room for human error when lethal force is used. No one wants a repeat of what happened last year when Italian Marines guarding the oil tanker, the Enrica Lexie, shot dead two Indian fishermen in the Indian Ocean they mistakenly believed to be pirates.
“The BUC LWI is an ideal non-lethal solution because it can fit inside rigid inflatable boats used by security teams and stop in its tracks a suspicious vessel travelling up to 40 knots without the unnecessary loss of life.”
BCB will display the BUC LWI at its Navex Stand.
The event will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from February 17 to 21. – TradeArabia News Service
More Industry, Logistics & Shipping Stories
- Morocco revives plan to sell stake in port operator
- Sabic opens new $126m research facility
- UAE women entrepreneurs set for growth
- Major cruise liner docks at Abu Dhabi port
- MAG boosts Iraq shipping capacity by 60pc
- Sabic to distribute $2.4bn dividends in H2
- Pearl diving 'regains popularity' in Bahrain
- AerCap to buy AIG aircraft leasing unit for $5.4bn
- Safco to pay $1.6 per share cash dividend
- UAE ranked 17th globally for merchandise export