Anti-piracy Barriers

ISS have been at the forefront of the design and development of Anti-Piracy Barriers which deliver a passive anti-piracy deterrent. This innovative approach provides an enhanced barrier around the upperdeck of a vessel as an effective alternative to the more commonly accepted practice of rigging razor wire defences. Razor wire can be difficult to rig, is easily damaged and can cause injury to the crew - it can also be overcome by use of a simple thick blanket. Our Anti-Piracy Barriers removethese weaknesses with a simple, durable and highly effective solution.

The best defence against pirates is to prevent them getting on board - if that happens, the attackers are effectively in control of the vessel. What was needed was a system that was not only visually daunting but would also remove the ease with which they are able to gain access to the deck, either by means of cat ladders or grappling hooks.

Developed in consultation with the shipping industry and the maritime security sector its composition offers long-life and exceptionally high UV resistance, despite its simple appearance. Its design and shape has proved highly effective against pirate groups attempting to board using cat-ladders or grappling hooks, and has been installed on a the fleets of several blue chip shipping companies.

Manage Risk - Effective, compliant protection:

  • Highly visible barrier to deter unauthorised boarding
  • Increase Protected freeboard by 1.4 m
  • SOLAS Compliant

Save Time - Easy installation by us or your crew:

  • Safe and easy to handle
  • Little or no maintenance
  • Can be installed at sea

Save Money - Manageable cost equation:

  • Guaranteed for 5 years
  • Transferrable ship-to-ship
  • Low unit & installation cost

Eco/Crew Friendly - Easy to work with:

  • Made from recyclable polymer
  • No sharp rusty edges
  • No more discarded barbed-wire problems

Not only is the product cost affective it is also totally safe for the crew and dockworkers to use - no more badly cut crew members needing medical attention who are then carrying scars for life trying to protect themselves.

These Barriers are fully recyclable. Any units broken or damaged can be recycled and reused, and even at the end of their long life span they can still be recycled to make other products.