Friday, 13 September 2013
Orange Plastic 'P' Guardian Against Pirates
Teresa and David Stevens have invented a simple but effective way to stop pirates hijacking ships by stopping them getting aboard in the first place.
Teresa Stevens dreamed up a plastic barrier, that fits over the ships rails.The objective is to makes it impossible for anyone to board from another vessel. The lip of the P shape barrier, prevents people hauling theirselves over the protrusion.
The P barrier has has already been fitted to a 100 ships. In May this year prevented it's first attack in the Gulf of Guinea off the coast of Nigeria.
Mrs Stevens added: “We tested it with Royal Marines at a local maritime school and they couldn’t get on.
'We even tied a rope on but because of the shape of the barrier, the marines could not get past the overhang.
'They tried for two hours and had to give up and it was really put through its paces in the Gulf.
'Now we have put it on probably 100 ships and are in talks with an oil rig company to supply them, as they’re based off the coast of Africa an the rig and their ships get attacked by pirates regularly.'
'Not ones to rest on their laurels, the Stevens are now working on developing a range of different sizes and shapes to protect other marine installations at threat from piracy.'
Together with her husband, Theresa and David, run their company specialising in maritime security. Their design, has put them on course to turn over £1million in their first year.
On a positive point, I can see how this is an excellent idea.
However I hope people never experience what happened in Smyrna in 1922, when he people tried to board the ships what were watching on from a distance, while people were being massacred, they were turned away. Then the City was torched and burned to the ground.
On saying that, in the event if people were to forced to travel on these 'guardian vessels' to safety in another land, then the sea pirates, would find it impossible to board.
There is always a positive to every situation, but even with all the prayers in the world, we are living in times when people want war and war invites, at some point retaliation.
Long overdue is Global Peace and healing.
Peace, love and best wishes
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