Maritime Arresting Technologies increase physical security and resilience at Port Tampa
Tampa, FL On August 1st, 2016 Maritime Arresting Technologies and SRT Supply completed its delivery of port security enhancement technology to Port Tampa Bay. Maritime Arresting Technologies is a U.S. based veteran-owned company that develops physical security enhancement devices for use by ports, law enforcement agencies, government and military. Port Tampa Bay has implemented several new products from Maritime Arresting Technologies, including the innovative new reel mounted boom system, a mobile physical security device only available from this company.
"The innovative reel mounted booms can close off the mouth of a dock in 6 minutes providing protection from BIED threats. When not in use they are easily stored on land.", said Matthew Searle, Chief Technology Officer at Maritime Arresting Technologies. “When combined with our containment booms they provide a multi-layer defence against environmental and security threats.”, he concluded.
Maritime Arresting Technologies is based in St. Petersburg, FL and it’s technology developments are headed up by Mr. Searle. He has spent his career taking ideas from initial design brief through research and proof of concept and named in over 20 patents in applications for boat stopping systems and body armour, among others. Most recently Maritime Arresting Technologies has developed the MK4 Launcher, a portable boat stopping device.
“We have developed and refined a Non-Lethal Boat Stopping Systems into an easy to use, low cost, highly effective means of stopping boats without damage to boats or occupants which is now in production.”, said Shawn Splide, Director of Maritime Arresting Technologies.
“This project was not only completed on time, but on budget”, said Mr. Searle reflecting on the completion of the delivery at Port Tampa Bay, “we believe that having such an important port like Tampa begin using our technology will allow us to work with other players of this calibre in the future.”
Only a few months previous to the delivery, Maritime Arresting Technologies, SRT Supply and the Sheriff's Department completed a high-profile, live-action demonstration of these new technologies at the Port Security Operations Conference in Tampa for hundreds of spectators. The demonstration captured the attention of local media as it unfolded depicting an imitation boat-chase on the water in front of the Tampa Convention Centre. Videos available at www.boatstoppers.com