Scanjet Marine AB, one of the world leading producers of fixed and portable tank cleaning equipment, has introduced an anti-pirate water cannon. The Swedish company has developed a Marine Protection System based on existing tank cleaning technology.
The patented anti-pirate water cannon system is powered by an integrated turbine, driven by the water flow. The system will remain running until the vessel is safe and the pumps are switched off, according to a company statement.
The all new water cannon defense system will protect the crew, vessel and cargo, making boarding at sea virtually impossible, Scanjet said, and all this without a singel shot being fired. “We have used our water jet technology to develop a product that we expect will meet our customer’s demands for protection. The production of all our machines including this one takes place at our factory in Sweden, where we also have our R&D,” said Magnus Wallin, president of Scanjet Marine.
“By strategically placing the water cannons around the vessel, 100 percent coverage can be obtained, making boarding very difficult. The system can often be powered by existing pumps so no extra equipment may needed. The system can be remotely and safely operated from any look out post around the vessel. When the pirates approach, the system is turned on and crew and cargo remains safe. The system will also work continuously in dark and night-time conditions,” Wallin said.