MAST and WESMAR to deliver comprehensive and cutting edge security technology

A new partnership between leading maritime security company MAST and cutting edge marine sonar systems provider WESMAR has been established to protect super yachts and the maritime industry from security risks.

Phil Cable, CEO of MAST, said:

Global threats to assets and personnel operating in the maritime environment are complex and continually evolving. While obstacle avoidance is an age old navigational concern applicable in all waters, the ability to detect divers approaching while at anchor is a valuable capability in light of recent threats by terrorist organizations to conduct attacks on vessels in the Mediterranean and beyond.

MAST has been developing and designing bespoke security packages for the maritime industry and global yacht clients since 2008, and is regularly called upon to advise, design and install security systems on yachts, ships or marine installations.

WESMAR, a US based company, is widely recognized as the leading US manufacturer of advanced marine sonar systems for fish detection, navigation and security. WESMAR's powerful navigational and security sonar are systems of choice for recreational and cruise vessels around the world for underwater surveillance and navigation, addressing yacht safety at anchor or under way. The company has been providing sonar and advanced electronic solutions to the maritime industry since 1965.

WESMAR President Bruce Blakey said:

Our sonar technology is used as a navigational tool for obstacle avoidance and other underwater threats. Our unique, high resolution display and user friendly interface provides the ability for vessels to easily detect and identify potential risks, and allows captains and crews adequate time to respond accordingly.

In addition to being an asset to vessels, WESMAR's sonar products also have the ability to be configured permanently at entrances to marinas, ports and harbors, where continuous monitoring can be a powerful addition to security provided by local coast guard and marine police. This solution can now be offered as a viable option to governments when conducting port risk assessments and making recommendations for improvements in levels of protection.

Steve Hull, General Manager at MAST North America, said:

The partnership with WESMAR is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to provide our clients operating in the marine environment with access to the most advanced technology driven security solutions. There is a strong synergy between our companies and the WESMAR sonar product line is ideally suited in our range of products and services to these industries and our global clientèle.

Beyond the commercial relationship, both organizations share a common drive to make the maritime environment a safer place to live and work.

For further information, please contact:
Julian Menendez: +44 7838 547 531 | +44 207 544 8831 |

About MAST –
MAST is a leading global security provider with the expertise and capability to provide comprehensive security advice, including the delivery of intelligence information, physical security solutions and technology.

With offices in the UK, USA, Malta, Oman, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Singapore and China, the company has the resources and the reach to provide clients with a complete solution.

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WESMAR – Western Marine
Leading the Industry since 1965 in sonar design and innovative fishing electronics, and as the inventor of the dual prop counter-rotating bow thruster and the electronic triple-axis gyro powered roll fin stabilizers, WESMAR provides life changing equipment that provides efficiency, comfort and security to commercial, pleasure and government vessels around the world.

WESMAR products are operating in all major fisheries of the world, and on commercial and pleasure boats around the world. In addition WESMAR has earned the reputation as the recognized supplier of off-the-shelf marine sonar equipment for waterside security.

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