News & publications

Commandeur Michiel Hijmans (dutch)

| | 08-2014
Westmark BV, onder andere bekend vanwege de Maritime Security Alliance en meer specifiek om zijn anti piraterij systeem "P-Trap", maakt met genoegen bekend dat vanaf 1 augustus commandeur (bd) Michiel Hijmans werkzaam is voor het bedrijf. read more >

New strategy to protect fishing vessels in the gulf of Guinea

| | 03-2014
Multi-layered approach deters criminals and prevents unwanted boarding. read more >

Technology to take down the pirates

| | 08-2013
No longer a regional threat, it is time to look at a multi-layered strategy for tackling piracy read more >

GAC Maritime Security to provide P-Trap anti-boarding device full story >
| | 01-2013

Trapping Pirates at SMM Hamburg 2012 full story >
| | 07-2012

P-Trap wins Safety At Sea International Award full story >
PDF | WESTMARK | 04-2012

Westmarks pirate trap commercial version launched during Europort 2011 full story >

Vecom and Westmark BV sign coorperation on P-Trap anti piracy system full story >
PDF | WESTMARK | 04-2012


Research & development

Product Test North Sea 2011

A full-scale product test was performed in 2011 by the Royal Dutch coastguard, navy and rescue services on the North Sea. Four simulated pirate attacks at varying speeds put the product to the test with promising results in all cases the pirates were unable to come within five meters of the ship.

Multiple layers of protecting fishing vessels

Swivelboom Prototype: SWB-7

P-Trap Swivelboom 7 (SWB-7) is a P- Trap prototype. The system is currently operational and makes multiple transits through the Gulf of Adan and West Africa. Prototype swivelboom length is 7 meter, fixed sheaves.



Seatrade Awards

Piracy was the theme of the evening at the 23rd Seatrade Awards Ceremony Dinner, held April 4 at Londons Guildhall. International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General, Efthimios Mitropoulos chaired the event which honored exceptional contributions made over the last year within the maritime industry.
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Lloyd's List Awards

P-Trap, has been shortlisted for the Lloyds List Awards, Global 2011. The ceremony took place on September 20 in the Hilton Parklane hotel in London. This years event addressed many issues facing the maritime industry, including piracy which poses a serious safety threat to seafarers passing through the Gulf of Aden and other pirate-infested regions.
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Safety At Sea Award

Westmark BV, creator of P-Trap, was named winner in the Security category at the 5th annual Safety at Sea International Awards held recently on board the historic warship HMS Belfast in London.
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