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BCB International launches breakthrough anti-piracy system at DSEi 2009.


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BCB International
: 07 September, 2009  (New Product)
BCB International will be unveiling the Buccaneer Ship-Borne Shore Launcher (SBSL) on Stand 447 at DSEi, 8-11 Sept 2009 at the ExCel Centre in London. This system has been developed to provide a ship’s master with a flexible reaction system to incidents at sea, ranging from a man overboard to attack by pirates.
Using either compressed gas from cylinders or the shipís compressed air system, the Buccaneer can deploy anything from single man liferafts, line or netting to solid projectiles up to a range of 300 metres. Although significant kinetic energy can be delivered without resort to dangerous or volatile explosives, the SBSL is accepted as an essential safety and survival system. As such it is a genuine non-lethal response and deterrent to pirate attack.

Due to the range of the system, an early demonstration of intent is likely to deter and dissuade an aggressor. Moreover, the effect can be spread over a wider area, thus improving the chance of a Ďhití on smaller, fast moving vessels. For the first time, the crew will be able to deal with an imminent pirate attack without having to resort to the use of lethal force.

Andrew Howell, the Managing Director of BCB International added, ďAs we are all aware, merchant shipping has become increasingly vulnerable to pirate attack in some parts of the world in recent months. Shipping companies have agonized about the consequence of deploying or not deploying lethal force on their ships. This important new system solves that dilemma. It is simple to install, simple to use and provides an effective solution to a problem that has previously refused to go away.
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