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Protection Measures for Merchant Ships

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607685

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2014

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 131 456

  • EU contribution

    € 2 224 958

Coordinated by:

MARINE & REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

Objective

There is a bewildering array of ongoing actions in the field of countering pirate assaults and there are a large number of options available to shipping companies to mitigate the risk of piracy and to deter pirates. However there is scant information regarding their operational effectiveness or the cost benefits of their use, particularly when employed in combination as part of a holistic approach addressing; the particular vulnerabilities of each vessel, non-lethal response measures and armed security guards, crew training and abilities, shipping business practices and pressures, pirate tactics and the impact of environmental factors (visibility, currents, waves and wind speed) on all. The users need tools to assess the available counter-measures, the current and future threat situations, identify and quantify the risks and aid their decisions before and during their voyages.
PROMERC aims to reduce the vulnerability of EU merchant fleets and maritime supply lines to criminal abduction and extortion and thereby reduce risk to mariners, shipping, and the environment, while also reducing costs. This will be delivered through the provision of:
- Independent review and recommendations about non-lethal technologies for pirate avoidance and opposing the boarding of vessels by pirates.
- An automated voyage planning support tool to aid shore based authorities, which will balance routeing to mitigate risk against incurring additional fuel costs due to re-routeing and increased speed.
- An automated decision support tool to provide seafarers with real time threat assessment, evaluation of possible courses of action and a recommended course of action. A manual to aid in the selection and use of appropriate counter piracy measures in a layered holistic defence.
- Recommendations on the further development of counter piracy measures.

Coordinator

MARINE & REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Address

King S Hill Avenue 2 King S Hill
Me19 4aq West Malling Kent

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 448 542

Administrative Contact

Huw Davies (Mr.)

Participants (9)

NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 462 041

WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 204 836

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 175 892

SECURITY ASSOCIATION FOR THE MARITIME INDUSTRY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 98 800

UNIRESEARCH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 138 728

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 331 870

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 173 620

OLDENDORFF CARRIERS GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 26 160

FLIR SYSTEMS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 164 469

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607685

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2014

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 131 456

  • EU contribution

    € 2 224 958

Coordinated by:

MARINE & REMOTE SENSING SOLUTIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom