Maritime Security Cooperation

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EEZ Monitoring Capability

iBench powered risk assessment products; (CAMTES and MDA WatchKeeper) have many ways to approach an MDA problem with simplicity as the norm.   Many partner nations lack the ability to monitor their territorial waters, so GreenLine has built a capability into our iBench based products that can easily support them.  Our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) monitoring … Continue reading

Iranian controlled vessel PARDIS trying to fly under the Radar

Saw the following article and looked into GreenLine’s iBench risk assessment application for verification and further insight into this vessel.  Below you will find the full article then you find what I found in GreenLine’s system. 1.    Article as found in the The Star (Kenya) Iran ship with explosives on way to Kenya MAUREEN MUDI … Continue reading

Announcing Security Teams Onboard

While working in GreenLine’s risk assessment tool, “iBench,” I noticed that vessels operating vicinity of Somalia and Gulf of Aden had started to notify the world via the Next Port of Call column of their onboard AIS transponders that they were carrying Armed Security Teams onboard.  This raises a couple of questions; 1. Do they think the pirates monitor AIS? … Continue reading

Nigeria Crude Oil Theft

Saw a couple of articles talking about two vessels that were caught siphoning crude oil from a manifold that belongs to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Abonnema area of Rivers State, Nigeria. http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/jtf-arrests-vessels-carrying-1-3m-barrels-of-stolen-crude/115454/ http://anambra-state.blogspot.com/2012/05/jtf-arrests-vessels-carrying-13m.html The articles went on to explain how The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, codenamed “Operation Pulo Shield” … Continue reading

Grounded Cargo Vessel RENA breaks apart

According to the Associated Press and Maritime New Zealand, “the cargo ship RENA grounded off the New Zealand coast since October has split in two, spilling sea containers and debris and sparking fears of a fresh oil spill.” The Rena ran aground on Astrolabe Reef 22km from Tauranga Harbour on North Island on Oct 5 … Continue reading

The Fishing Fleets; Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated

Pirate or illegal fishing is rampant around the globe and is responsible for large amounts of lost revenue (reportedly in the billions of US Dollars) and food product for many of the poorer nations and regions in the world.  Pirate fishing vessels transit the globe to fish illegally with little repercussions as global, regional, and … Continue reading

Iranian MV ASSA Activity

This article has been moved to our Maritime Risk Report publication. You can now see this article at the following link. Sign up at info@greenlinesystems.com to apply for a no-cost subscription by sending us the following information:  Name, Company/Organization, Country, Email address to link to subscription.  Once you are approved you will receive an invitation to join the … Continue reading

A Maritime Security example of how to risk assess Cargo and Crew

Countries, organizations, and agencies continue to struggle to define, bound, and identify the Maritime Domain.  It has become evident that no single organization/agency has the resources, experts, or wherewithal to accomplish the task alone.  The Maritime Domain is too vast, with too many disparate participants to wrap up into a traditional mission area. Information sharing has … Continue reading

Vetting Companies and Vessels with OFAC SDN

This article has been moved to our Maritime Risk Report publication. You can now see this article at the following link. Sign up at info@greenlinesystems.com to apply for a no-cost subscription by sending us the following information: Name, Company/Organization, Country, Email address to link to subscription. Once you are approved you will receive an invitation … Continue reading

EU Syrian Petroleum Product Sanctions – Update

EU Syrian Petroleum Product Sanctions – Update 22 Sep 2011 Since the European Union agreed to embargo all imports of Syrian crude oil and petroleum products, including the financing and insurance in the shipping of oil from Syria, there have been six tankers that have called to Syria according to AIS tracking.   1)      Panama … Continue reading

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