ASE Citadel - Anti Ship Piracy Iridium Satellite Phone Solution
- Unit contains all necessary components to connect to a satellite
- The system operates independently and does not rely on the ship systems to stay linked
ASE and Satellite Phone Store offer an additional battery backup solution that assures the system will continue working even if the ships electricity source is shut down or interrupted.
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of attacks on vessels by pirates, in particular in the Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and the Indian Ocean. Vast areas of waters are affected making it a challenge to prevent maritime piracy incidents.
Maritime piracy affects major shipping lanes, and puts at risk the lives of seafarers and merchant seamen from all over the world, of whom hundreds are taken captive each year. Hostages have been hurt, killed or dissapeared under the flags of sea pirates.
ASE has collaborated with ship’s engineers, vessel owners, IT teams, maritime security agencies, and battery back-up professionals to bring you the best in Anti-Piracy communication solutions. The maritime piracy solution implements a satellite communication channel delivered to the below deck citadel safe-zone where all crew member seek safety in emergency situations related to Somali and similar marine piracy incidents.
How it works
The above deck equipment is installed anywhere on the ship with a clear view of the sky. Based on the 66 low-orbit Iridium satellite system, the unit contains all necessary components to connect to a satellite and establish a reliable satellite communication channel.
A 50 meter or 100 meter cable is run down to the safe-zone and connected to a telephone or computer. The equipment offers options for voice only capability and voice plus internet as well. This allows the crew or the maritime security officer to quickly contact maritime authorities and request immediate help.
Backup and Security
The system operates independently and does not rely on the ship systems to stay linked. ASE and Satellite Phone Store offer an aditional battery backup solution that assures the system will continue working even if the ships electricity source is shut down or interupted. The system communicates through an always-open and fully encrypted satellite communication channel anywhere under the open sky.
Who's it for
It is strongly recommended that the Anti-Piracy Citadel is used and implemented by every ship traveling international waters and regions with risk of piracy attacks. The most common application is in South African and Somali regions where attacks are common. The system assures a communication channel will be established and the ability to request a maritime security agency assistance to prevent further incidents.