On behalf of the organisers of the Defence and Security Exhibition International 2011, ProTeez conducted a Counter Piracy Table Top Demonstration on the first afternoon of the Exhibition, 13th September 2011. Three scenarios based on piratical acts around the Horn of Africa and in the Indian Ocean were enacted and stimulated considerable interest and interaction from the audience.
In June 2011, PROTEEZ assisted on the A|D|S/ EEZING stand at SEAWORK in Southampton and delivered a Counter-Piracy table-top exercise in the lecture theatre.
Ian McLaren MBE, in his capacity as Vice Chairman of the UK's EEZ Industry Group, attended NAVDEX held in Abu Dhabi in February 2011.
10 November 2010
Portland Demonstrations for UKTI Overseas Commercial Officers
On behalf of the Trade Association A|D|S, ProTeez organised the Maritime Security Briefing for 17 Commercial Officers from UKTI DSO at Portland on 10 November 2010. These Commercial Officers are employed locally at United Kingdom Embassies, High Commissions and other Missions abroad. They come back to the UK every four years or so to be updated by HM Government and UK Industry on policy and equipment.
11 Companies from the Maritime Security Sector supported ProTeez in the conduct of the day. These included: Drumgrange; Link Microtek; Lockheed Martin UK; MSI Defence; SEA; Servowatch; Sonardyne; Tactronics; Ultra Electronics; VDL; and ViT Imaging Technology. Of note, Servowatch and Tactronics held live demonstrations afloat and Tactronics also demonstrated an operating Coastal Mobile Surveillance Unit ashore. In addition SEA exhibited a Smart Car converted to monitor vehicles using an electro optic device.
The day started with a briefing by A|D|S and then a live Table Top Exercise was conducted by ProTeez showing a fictitious waterborne attack on the 2012 Sailing Olympics Games, with some of the consequences emerging from such an action. This was followed by a series of demonstrations at the ProTeez Office, which had been converted into an Operations Centre so Lockheed Martin, Servowatch, Tactronics, Ultra and VIT could show their relevant products in a live environment. Meanwhile, in an adjacent Conference Suite, the remainder of the companies demonstrated relevant static equipment. The Commercial Officers visited all the stands, including the mobile demonstrations, and reported to UKTI and A|D|S that the day was a huge success.
16 June 2010
IAN MCLAREN DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE CONFERENCE ON MARITIME SECURITY
Ian McLaren delivered the keynote address to the Conference on Maritime Security organized by EEZInG at the prestigious SeaWork Exhibition at Southampton. Ian’s subject was ‘Update on Current Security Issues’ which covered issues arising from the Gaza Flotilla and Deepwater Horizon incidents and piracy by Somalis.
15 June 2010
PROTEEZ APPOINTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF EEZING
ProTeez has been appointed to the Executive Council (EC) of the United Kingdom's Exclusive Economic Zone Industry Group (EEZInG) along with BAE Systems and Ultra SML. The EC has been re-formed as part of the rejuvenation of EEZInG, stimulated primarily by high activity in the Maritime Security Sector, which currently faces a wide range of challenges around the world. Additionally Ian McLaren, a Director of ProTeez, has been appointed Deputy Chairman of EEZInG.
Ian McLaren, MBE
PROTEEZ ARRANGES CAPABILITY DEMONSTRATION IN KUWAIT
On the 25-26 May 2010, ProTeez arranged a programme of Capability Demonstrations for senior officials of the Kuwait Ministry of the Interior and the Kuwait Coast Guard onboard HMS St. Albans in Kuwait (by kind courtesy of Commander Adrian Pierce, Royal Navy and the UK Ministry of Defence). Also participating were 5 British companies with coastal surveillance products.
Commander Adrian Pierce RN welcoming Sheikh Mohammed Yousef Al-Sabah (Assistant Under-Secretary, Border Affairs & Kuwait Coast Guard)
Wally Murison (Senior Consultant, ProTeez) on the bridge with Kuwait Coast Guard officers.
ProTeez hosted a meeting on HQS Wellington with Admiral the Lord West of Spithead, the UK Minister for Homeland Security, to discuss maritime security issues and to demonstrate the AIS B surveillance system installed by ProTeez.
28 January 2010
PROTEEZ MOVES TO NEW OFFICES IN PORTLAND MARINA
We are now based at Portland Marina adjacent to the former Royal Navy port of Portland Harbour.
The new address is:
18 Portland Marina, Osprey Quay, Hamm Beach Road, Portland, Dorset DT1 5D
14 December 2009
PROTEEZ BECOMES GOLD MEMBER OF WELLINGTON TRUST
Following the donation of a set of AIS Detection and Visualisation Systems and VHF Equipment, ProTeez has been awarded Gold Membership of the Wellington Trust.
Capt. Stephen Taylor R.N., Chairman of the Wellington Trust, thanked ProTeez for the gift, saying "This will assist the Trust's Education Programme by giving the schoolchildren visiting HQS Wellington a wider appreciation of modern navigation and safety aids."
14 October 2009
PROTEEZ is represented on the UK Ports & Terminals Mission to Kuwait by Ian McLaren MBE, who will deliver a presentation on 'Management Security and Safety within the EEZ' at a Seminar in Kuwait City. The Mission is supported by UK Trade & Investment and subsidised by British Airways.
15 September 2009
PROTEEZ conducts Workshop at the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology's Piracy and Offshore Security Conference.
Ian McLaren MBE, Michael Thresh and Wally Murison conducted a Workshop using a Tactical Table Top Demonstration to explain international laws and regulations and to stage play 3 scripted scenarios with the participation of the audience of around 100 delegates.
9 September 2009
PROTEEZ exhibits products on HMS Mersey in London Docklands at DSEi by kind permission of the Royal Navy.
A prototype waterproofed, robust and lightweight AIS'B' receiver was displayed and an AIS system operated from PROTEEZ's aerial mounted on the ship. PROTEEZ also displayed a Tactical Table Top Demonstrator and coordinated the displays by Selex of its Mining Data Intelligence Tool ('Harvester') and by Sonardyne of its intruder detection sonar ('Sentinel'). These products were demonstrated to Navies, Coastguards, Police and defence companies at Europe's largest Defence Exhibition