Nov 09. BCB International demonstrated breakthrough anti-piracy system at Portland Harbour 12th November 2009. BCB International demonstrated the Buccaneer Ship-Borne Shore Launcher (SBSL) on the12th of November 2009 at Portland Harbour in Weymouth. This system has been developed to provide a ship’s master with a flexible reaction system to incidents at sea, ranging from a man overboard to attack by pirates. The Buccaneer created tremendous interest at DSEi, particularly given the clear need for an effective anti piracy deterrent system. This was the first opportunity to see its capabilities demonstrated. Also the Buccaneer offers a highly flexible, non-lethal response to maritime piracy, maritime terrorism and key point defence. The Buccaneer provides the potential to reduce insurance premiums on shipping. Using either compressed gas from cylinders or the ship’s compressed air system, the Buccaneer can deploy anything from single man liferafts, line or netting to solid projectiles up to a range of 300 metres. Although significant kinetic energy can be delivered without resort to dangerous or volatile explosives, the SBSL is also accepted as an essential safety and survival system. But most importantly it is a genuine non-lethal response and deterrent to pirate attack. Due to the range of the system, an early demonstration of intent is likely to deter and dissuade an aggressor. Moreover, the effect can be spread over a wider area, thus improving the chance of a ‘hit’ on smaller, fast moving vessels. For the first time, the crew will be able to deal with an imminent pirate attack without having to resort to the use of lethal force.