Considering we’re making our Seasteads to be mobile, what are some ideas of preventing theft of your seastead if you’re away?
Sure, everyone figures that the best way to protect from theft is several guns and shooting anyone who would try to take it away. But the owners of SeaLand lost their platform when they were on land for a few days and someone else just came in and claimed it as their own. They had to use some fancy helicopter acrobatics to steal the place back.
I could easily see a situation where you’re early on in your seasteading lifestyle and you have to make several trips to land for just about anything. You’ll at some point leave your Seastead empty.
You come back and A: someone has moved in and claimed it as their own or B: someone stole it and moved it far away to make it their new home.
Any ideas on preventing someone from moving in or taking over your Seastead when you’re not there?
This is a derivate of pirate safety – the best and less violent option is to build your seastead in a way that it can not be “boarded” – in other words you build a protective shell around your living space. This is very similar as you protect your living space in land based housing you have walls around it and a locked entrance door.
As tuavison says – make it submersible – this is be the best “not boardable” option.
Imagine to break into a hull of that kind (36cm reinforced concrete) enclosing 200 cubic meter living space (room and floor equivalent of a 68 squaremeter apartment) in a absolute pirate and climate safe way. You can get this kind of pirate safe, open ocean capeable, “living space bubble” at 331 Euro per cubic meter.
If you get a “open platform” of any kind you will have to be ready to defend it – if necessary.
Locks will work, for the most part… I mean, close it up and lock it. If it’s a problem, use locking hatches, similar to those used on ships and subs, to go through bulkheads… Use roll-down covers, for larger openings, like garage doors, only stronger and lockable…
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Perhaps always having someone at the seastead so it’s never unattended could help. – Eric Jacobus (Office Manager / Communications Coordinator) The Seasteading Institute
Concur with this one above. A large enough resident community so that shared turns at watch posts not take up too much time should be the best. Also advanced watch posts further out or telescope based ones focusing on the distance rather than the internals.
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