Vesper Guardian:
Asset Protection Solution

Mitigation

Guardian:Protect provides a world leading innovative solution that ensures you have the best asset protection solution possible in place by providing exceptional risk mitigation. Along with the ability to electronically mark key assets and zones the key tenant of Guardian Asset Protection is our unique capability to provide automated, proactive incident prevention.

Guardian:Protect does this by :

  • Visualizing your assets on vessel navigation systems
  • Automatically Detecting risky vessel behavior
  • Alerting the asset owner for appropriate intervention
  • Immediately and automatically alerting the vessel for appropriate preventative action

Why does proactive incident prevention matter?

The loss and damage of cable assets due to incidents is a constant risk in the marine environment. Without an effective risk mitigation solution in place it’s not a question of if, but rather of when, an incident will occur. No one is immune, incidents can occur anywhere.

ICPC (International Cable Protection Committee) research shows it will take a minimum of twelve (12) days to affect a repair if the repair is simple and immediately locatable. That is best case and assumes the cable repair vessel is currently idle and at the nearest base.

Solution

Guardian:Protect provides a world leading innovative solution that ensures you have the best asset protection solution possible in place by providing exceptional risk mitigation. Along with the ability to electronically mark key assets and zones the key tenant of Guardian Asset Protection is our unique capability to provide automated, proactive incident prevention.

Guardian:Protect does this by :

  • Visualizing your assets on vessel navigation systems
  • Automatically Detecting risky vessel behavior
  • Alerting the asset owner for appropriate intervention
  • Immediately Alerting the vessel for appropriate preventative action

Messages to Vessels

Use protection zones and smart rules to alert you of risky vessel behavior.

Messages to Asset Stakeholders

Send automated messages direct to the vessel’s electronic navigation equipment.

Key Benefits

There are numerous benefits associated with providing proactive incident prevention to mitigate the risk of anchor strikes to the cable segment. The Guardian Asset Protection Solution will deliver additional value by:

 

  • Avoid expensive repairs
  • Ensure business continuity
  • Create a clear record of activity and therefore liability
  • Avoid penalty fees and fines
  • Avoiding very expensive cable repairs
  • Ensuring business continuity
  • Creating a clear record of activity and therefore liability

Case Study:

Straits of Mackinac, Michigan

Maintaining assets in a marine environment is a high-risk endeavor which again recently proved true in the State of Michigan, who unfortunately also had a significant incident:

This incident lead to the commissioning of a comprehensive piece of research into mitigating anchor strikes (the largest risk to sub-sea assets, ref ICPC – International Cable Protection Committee).

This research determined that Guardian:Protect via its unique capability to provide automated, proactive incident prevention will reduce the risk of key incidents by 88.4% (pictured above).

How much risk are you taking? With incident costs typically measuring in the millions of dollars, even with the most conservative estimates an investment in Guardian makes financial sense. A small investment in prevention is far better than any cure!

Case Study:

New York Power Authority

The New York Power Authority is the largest power utilities company in the United States. The New York Power Authority suffered an anchor strike to its subsea transmission cable which not only caused significant damage to the cable, but also resulted in significant environment damage.

To quote the New York Power Authority (NYPA) “The costs associated with the clean-up of the leaked fluid and the repair of the cable are substantial” – in fact they totaled more than US$30 million. Not only did the repairs cost in excess of US$30 million, but the cables were out for service for six months due to the difficulty in operating in the cold waters.

 

The introduction and deployment of Guardian:Protect technology has delivered an incident free future for these vital assets and prompted their President and CEO to note that:

“An investment in Guardian is an investment in a safer more productive future.”

Vesper Marine

Introduction

Vesper Marine’s reputation for innovative, reliable and award winning AIS solutions has made it a global AIS leader. Our key to success is the excellence in design, development and manufacturing of our own range of unique AIS products which are built in Auckland, New Zealand with an unwavering focus on quality, exceptional value and outstanding customer service.

Design Excellence

Focused on creating the best solutions in the industry, every Vesper Marine product is designed for performance, reliability and ease of use. Ownership of all aspects of product design provides Vesper Marine with the unique flexibility required to produce innovative products that exceed customer expectations. All Vesper Marine AIS products are fully certified by the world’s independent authorization bureaus, including CE/EU, Germany BSH, US Coast Guard & FCC, Canada IC, Australia and New Zealand.

 

International Awards

Vesper Marine has created ground-breaking solutions that have been frequently recognized by the marine industry – including winning the Plimsoll Award and the NMMA Award for Innovation.

  • 2020 | Freeman K. Pittman Innovation Award – Cortex VHF
  • 2019 | DAME Design Awards – Special Mention in Marine Electronics – Cortex VHF
  • 2019 | IBEX Innovation Award in Marine Safety Equipment – Cortex VHF
  • 2019 | NMEA Best New Product – Cortex VHF
  • 2018 | Pittman Innovation Award – smartAIS technology
  • 2017 | Practical Sailor “Gear of the Year”
  • 2017 | NMMA Innovation Award for Marine Safety Equipment
  • 2014 | The Teak Rail “The Best AIS Black-Box Transponder”
  • 2013 | Practical Sailor “Best Choice AIS Transponder”
  • 2012 | NMMA Innovation Award for Marine Safety Equipment
  • 2012 | Price Waterhouse Cooper Hi-Tech Innovation Award
  • 2012 | Survitec Engineering Excellence Award
  • 2012 | IHS Safety at Sea Equipment Award
  • 2012 | Samuel Plimsoll Award for Marine Safety Innovation
  • 2010 | DAME Design Awards – Nominated
  • 2009 | Price Waterhouse Cooper Hi-Tech Innovation Award
  • 2009 | Freeman K. Pittman Innovation Award
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For further enquiries, please contact JST Group’s representative:  Mr. Joe Tan
You can scan the QR Code below to chat with him or contact by email as per below details.

Email: jst@jst-group.com
Tel: +662 022 8000

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