Barcelona, Spain, 12th February 2018 – Triton Submarines, the world’s leading designer and producer of personal submersible craft for yacht and cruise ship deployment, has announced the signing of a framework agreement with SECINDEF for the introduction of their submersibles in the Security and Defense sectors. Barcelona-based SECINDEF (Security, Intelligence & Defense), prominently positioned as an International Consulting Counterterrorism organization, approached Triton with the view to promoting its vessels for Security and Defense missions. The signing of the commercial agreement recognizes the invaluable role Triton’s submersible craft can play in a number of wide-ranging scenarios, from securing maritime assets, ports, submarine pipeline and communications infrastructure, to underwater search and rescue missions, hydrographic research and maritime archeology, through to the detection, protection and conservation of wrecks.
While headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida, the signing took place in Triton Submarines’ EMEA region office in Barcelona, with SECINDEF’s General Director David Caixal and Hector Salvador, Triton’s EMEA Operations Manager acting as signatories. Juanjo Alarcón, Deputy Director of SECINDEF, was also in attendance. Discussions between the parties have involved the modification of existing units from Triton’s extensive range for fixed operations and the development of a ‘rapid response’ submersible package for emergency deployment.
The team at Triton Submarines posses a combined 350-year of experience in the design, production and operation of submersibles, resulting in craft tested and certified according to the most rigorous and demanding safety standards. Their world leading submersibles possess an unblemished safety record and are built to DVN-GL or ABS classification. Triton Submarine’s customers benefit from unrivalled after sales service and technical support from the most experienced operations team in the sector. The Triton range of submersibles extends from compact and lightweight single-seat units capable of diving to 1,000m (3,300-feet), through to multiple passenger craft designed to operate at full ocean depth.
Upon signing the agreement, David Caixal, SECINDEF’s General Director, commented:
Patrick Lahey, Triton’s Co-Founder and President concurred, stating: