Piracy is a burning issue in the maritime industry. The amount of money and resources spent to stop pirates are ever increasing.
Along with political and diplomatic tactics, a variety of non-lethal (and lethal) methods are used to keep somali pirates at safe distances from the ships.
However, there is a long way to go when seafarers would feel safe in pirate-infested areas around the world. Until then, the demand for anti-piracy weapons is going to stay.
In the below infographics, we have mentioned some of the most important anti piracy weapons (and methods) that are used on ships.
Kindly note that there are several other systems available in the market to fight piracy.
If you know any method we have missed or that is widely used on ships, let us know in the comments below.
Raunek Kantharia is a marine engineer turned maritime writer and entrepreneur. After a brief stint at the sea, he founded Marine Insight in 2010. Apart from managing Marine Insight, he also writes for a number of maritime magazines and websites.