Interactive Image: How to Deter Pirates

How well do you know what is being used to deter pirates attempting to board ships?

The widespread vulnerability of modern ships is one of the primary reasons piracy has flourished in recent years.

The spike in maritime crime has caused most vessels moving through piracy hotspots today to follow the so-called Best Management Practices issued by the International Maritime Organization to help ships avoid and defend against attack.

This interactive image shows some of technologies used aboard ships, like anti-pirate lasers, stun grenades, anti-piracy curtain and many other. Take a look at the image and test your knowledge.

World Maritime News Staff; Image: Towergate Insurance