Panic rooms for ships

The legalities of running with armed guards in West Africa mean options are needed.

Panic rooms for ships

With the latest security alert from BIMCO effectively rendering the use of armed guards commercially placed on merchant vessels illegal in Nigeria, the need for citadels onboard vessels has never been greater according to a Spanish marine security company.

Marine Armor System are specialists in vessel protection systems including citadels, bunkers and safe rooms which protect against pirate attacks, armed robbery, terrorism and acts of sabotage. Based on ballistic blinds, and protecting crew with a bullet proof barrier, the system is automatically activated, taking 1 man just 10 seconds to protect the whole vessel, at the press of a button.

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Source: maritimejournal.com

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