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MST at Seawork 2017

MST making waves at Seawork 2017

Posted by Andy Taylor | 07/06/2017 No Comments

MST can again confirm our attendance at Seawork International 13-15 June 2017, Mayflower Park Southampton; Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition providing buyers, legislators and influencers direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market.

MST will be exhibiting in our usual position of Q13 – on the quayside overlooking the water – with an enlarged stand for 2017.

MST boats on display on the quayside:

MST’s SEABOAT 800 – featuring inboard diesel propulsion, single point lift system and full SOLAS approval for naval boarding and interception applications.

MST 800 Seaboat in action

In the first half of 2017, the Mediterranean has seen record numbers of asylum seeking refugees attempt to cross to Europe – the stakes being continually raised by people smugglers pushing ever more flimsy boats into the sea, especially over the last few months as the weather improves.

Tens of thousands of migrants in peril have already been intercepted, with more than 8,300 migrants rescued over the Easter weekend. With almost 37,000 asylum seekers arriving in Italy alone during 2017, the humanitarian crisis shows no sign of slowing.

MST’s 800 Seaboat has been utilised in a number of these rescue efforts, carried out by a range of navies, coastguards and charities – as shown in action above – and the 800 Seaboat will be on view on stand Q.13.

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MST’s 800 Seaboat serves with a number of European navies and NATO defence forces, carrying two crew and is universally regarded as a high performance vessel with exceptional reliability which can be easy maintained. Capable of 45 knots, the 800 Seaboat is designed for high speed interception, boarding, reconnaissance, search and rescue missions and it regularly plays a significant role in disrupting drug smuggling and anti-piracy operations.

MST’s ILC 600 – the world’s first fully inflatable landing craft

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The ILC 600 is an innovative, ground-breaking, fully inflatable landing craft for commercial and military applications. The model on show at Seawork will be the smaller 6 metre vessel, but the ILC 600 is also available up to 10 metres in length.

Known as a workhorse which punches well above its weight, even the smaller 6 metre ILC 600 is capable of transporting an impressive 2000kg payload.

The ILC 600 was developed by the design team at MST for deployment in flood rescue situations and emergency services roles. As sea levels rise and the threat of storm surges and flooding on coastal communities becomes a more urgent issue, the ILC 600s capabilities will be increasingly in demand.

As well as the two vessels on show, MST will also feature a vast array of inflatable products for emergency services, rescue and military applications from its specialist inflatable products division, SIT.

We look forward to meeting you in Southampton.

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