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1. (WO2018053249) BOAT GATE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/053249    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/051757
Publication Date: Fri Mar 23 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 16 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B63B 7/00
E05B 47/00
E05B 61/00
E05B 65/00
E05D 7/00
E06B 11/02
E06B 11/04
Inventors: MARCY, Matthew, Allen
KNEZEK, Erick, Benjamin
WOOD, Mark, Herbert
PACHECO, Christopher, Paul
A boat gate system for controlling vessel access to a port or similar waterbody has a number of connected, floating Port Security Barrier ("PSB") segments. A remote latching and unlatching mechanism, combined with a powered mover mounted on one or more PSB segments, permits remote unlatching of the PSB segments; moving the PSB segments to a desired location (whether rotating same about a point, or moving a longer section laterally) so as to open the PSB, then moving the PSBs back to a closed position and latching same. Both the unlatching, movement, and latching are remotely controlled. Positional indicators, for example Global Positioning Systems or similar systems, are provided to monitor and assist in controlling PSB segment movement and unlatching, and movement of the PSB segments in a desired direction to a desired location.