STOP BOARDING | STOP PIRACY


Effective vessel hardening can be seen as costly, but it cannot begin to compare to the real cost of improper vessel hardening.

Around fifty thousand vessels sail through High-Risk Areas on a yearly basis, spending on average half a billion dollars trying to protect themselves from pirates using razor wire. However, razor wire is both inefficient and ineffective when it comes to combating piracy. While it is often used to attempt to delay intruders, it has never prevented a boarding.

ABaC SYSTEM


The ABaC system is a robust, lightweight and permanent defensive solution that protects vessels from intruders. It's a plastic modular system that straps to the guard rail of any existing ship, offering complete denial of access by preventing ladders and climbing poles from attaching.

QUICK AND EASY TO INSTALL

It takes no more than a minute to install and remove.

PORT OPERATIONS

The barriers remain on the vessel during port and transfer operations.

HAZARD FREE

No harm to crew during installed.

PRIMARY DEFENCE

As showcased in BMP5, first line of protection for your vessels.

LONG WARRANTY

We want this product to last as long as your vessel. So we guarantee it.

FIRE AND CHEMICAL PROTECTION

Tested and certified against fire retardants and chemical corrosion.

UV PROTECTION

Chemically enhanced plastic to provide long lasting UV protection.

LOW COST

A permanent, affordable defence against piracy, is within your reach.

RUST FREE

The system on corrode or rust under the duress of sea water.

NO GREEN WATER

The ABaC System has been designed to let water run away.

STORAGE

Simple stacking design, not bulky or several parts.

UNIVERSAL DESIGN

The Product will fit any design of vessel, even where there isn’t a guardrail.

DELAYING TACTICS DO NOT STOP BOARDINGS.
DENYING ACCESS DOES.


Equipping a vessel under established industry practices carries with it a number of hidden costs.

  • Purchasing & Disposing Razor wire
  • Supplying Operations
  • Labour Costs Associated with Constant Installing/Decommissioning
  • Damage to the Vessel
  • Injuries to the Crew and Associated Medical/Insurance Costs
  • Purchasing Safety Gear for the Crew

IT ALL ADDS UP


Based on 8-10 routine transits per year through a High-Risk Area, it would take 6 men, over two days to install/derig razor wire, which can cost a shipping company on average up to $20,000 a year.

In addition, during an average HRA transit, a company would be spending approximately $20,000 in fuel costs, in order to increase a vessel's speed by 2 knots. It’s a common practice, but all it does is simply delay the pirate attack by an additional 2-3 minutes.

It's both inefficient and ineffective.

Your company could potentially save thousands of dollars per transit, while guaranteeing the safety & security of your crew, just by making one simple switch.

Join an established client base, that includes international oil majors and leading ship managers, who have decided to replace their recurring annual fixed costs with a one-off implementation.
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PROTECT YOUR CARGO. PROTECT YOUR VESSEL. PROTECT YOUR CREW.


  • Lieutenant Commander Billy Adams MBE MSc
    Simple in its design, but effective against any aggressor attempting to illegally board a vessel using ladders or grappling hooks; the ARX Anti Boarding and Climbing (ABaC) system is a lightweight, durable, easy to install and superior alternative to razor wire, offering merchant shipping a high level of protection.
    Lieutenant Commander Billy Adams MBE MSc
    European Union 'Operation Atalanta" Counter-Piracy Liaison Officer
  • IHS Markit Judging Panel
    ARX’s anti-boarding and climbing system is simple, robust and visible – a welcome addition to shipboard security that saves time in deployment.
    IHS Markit Judging Panel
    Safety at Sea Winners

Our Global Partners

We protect either the cargo / or the assets of the global partners listed*
  • hoegh-lng
  • histria
  • virono-union-maritime
  • cosco-shipping
  • fleet-management-limited
  • gaslog
  • thenamaris
  • nigeria-lng-limited
  • bp
  • harren-and-partner
  • total
  • eships
  • wilhelmsen
  • chemfleet
  • v-group
  • synergy-group
  • sembcorp
  • gazocean
  • energean-oil
  • mol-lng
  • atlantic-ship
  • bw
  • hafinia
  • msc
  • union-maritime
  • marine-platforms
  • maran-gas
  • knutsen-oas-shipping
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