Nanocomposite hull boosts speed, range of anti-piracy vessel

07/31/2012

Zyvex Marine (Bothell, WA) a division of molecular nanotechnology company Zyvex Technologies (Columbus, OH), has launched a marine security vessel based on a carbon fiber nanocomposite hull that will be deployed off the African coast for duties including piracy protection.

The LRV-17 advanced Long Range Vessel is designed for fuel efficiency and rough sea stabilization with a sprint speed over 40 knots and a range of over 1500 nautical miles, more than three times the range of comparatively sized vessels. Global Maritime Security Solutions (GMSS), a leading maritime security company based in Dubai, will deploy the vessels for maritime security, including piracy protection, off the coast of Africa and surrounding areas.
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