Maritime security company, MAST, and WESMAR Marine Electronics have entered into a strategic partnership. By combining the security and sonar disciplines both companies are looking to provide a better-rounded and high-quality service for their customer bases.

Phil Cable, CEO of MAST said, “Global threats to assets and personnel operating in the maritime environment are complex and continually evolving. While obstacle avoidance is an age old navigational concern applicable in all waters, the ability to detect divers approaching while at anchor is a valuable capability in light of recent threats by terrorist organisations to conduct attacks on vessels in the Mediterranean and beyond.”

Since 2008 MAST has been developing and providing bespoke security services for the superyacht community, its services cover on board training, physical security (armed or unarmed), through to consultancy and risk management, with a number of other services in between.

Steve Hull, general manager at MAST North America, said: “The partnerships with WESMAR is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to provide our clients operating in the marine environment with access to the most advanced technology driven security solutions. There is strong synergy between our companies and the WESMAR sonar product line is ideally suited in our range of products and services to these industries and our global clientele.”

US-based WESMAR is well known for its sonar products that cover fish detection, navigation and security technologies. The WESMAR primary customer base has always been the marine fishing sector. This is not likely to change, however, by forming this partnership WESMAR gains access to the superyacht relationships that MAST has built since its conception in 2008. MAST in return gains another legitimate revenue stream. While the security and technology sectors are unavoidably linked, the markets still remain distinct; this partnership will beneficially blur the boundaries that currently exist.