Designed specifically for windows, portholes and hatches , the new system allows for self- install, with one unit easily installed by two members of the crew within a couple of hours. Weight is reduced by 25%, with no motors, no electronic components, and lighter materials. This results in a total cost reduction of approximately 50% – whilst providing the same level of ballistic protection against piracy, terrorism or sabotage. This is in addition to offering the automatic system which is essential for use on the bridge, and deploys in just a few seconds – at the touch of a button.
Edurne del Río of Marine Armor System says “Due to demand from the industry, we have launched a manual version of our vessel protection system that will allow self- install. This results in no electrical work or installation costs for our clients, halving the cost of the solution. This enables Marine Armor System to provide much more flexibility to our customers, whilst still offering the highest level of security – ballistic classification FB6 which stops military weapons. “
Installation can take place anywhere worldwide – onshore or offshore – as it does NOT interfere with the ship’s normal activity/operation. Designed to suit the ship’s interior, when in use MAS does not reduce visibility and is easy to maintain. MAS also offer fitting during the construction of new builds, and last year launched Marine Armor for Yachts.
MAS is currently being used on several ships and oil rigs operating in East and West Africa, with ongoing projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Middle East.