Intelligence - OO1
Provides a Wide Area Picture using near-military grade intelligence on piracy, human traffic, land and maritime terrorism worldwide.
The intelligence teams consist of ex-Royal Navy officers and operators, complemented by a team of academics and professional analysts. Intelligence is global, accurate, timely, practical, and succinct and more importantly written by mariners ..... for mariners
This Intelligence service is intensively used and gives any Master a close insight as to what is happening beyond the visible horizon, with expert recommendations on how to avoid an approaching piracy threat. The advice is compiled by mariners who have made similar decisions in trying circumstances and this is all compiled and coordinated from our 24 hour operations room, to which ship owners and operators have access at all times. The service gives confidence to Masters and Company Security Officers (CSOs). It builds the picture of what is happening at sea for the benefit of all.
Signing up to this service provides a Common Operating Picture (COP) which uniquely fuses live intelligence from vessels at sea with sources ashore using the following inputs:
- Weighing and aggregating raw intelligence inputs from open and closed sources
- Adding additional observations (such as vessel traffic, Very High Frequency [VHF] traffic, and observed weather) of the client's (and those signed up to the product) vessels at sea within the high risk areas
- Amalgamating all of the above with navigational data
- The COP provides clients with a running threat assessment and regular, practical recommendations to reduce the risk when their vessels pass through areas of high threat.
- A 'flash' advisory report with associated recommendations should any incident occur
- Direct email contact providing near real-time intelligence and updates when incidents are occurring in the vicinity
- Telephone contact in the event that a diversion is required/recommended for the benefit of the crew, the Open Ocean 1 intelligence package also includes:
- A bridge preparation card setting out details of preparations required prior to arrival in the High Risk Area
- A bridge incident card containing an incident flow diagram and investigative procedures in the event of an incident
- An immediate action (IA) drill together with a response timeline giving actions and timings of actions
- A VHF warnings proforma
Open Ocean will assess and evaluate the reported positions of each vessel (6 hourly) to determine its position relative to the developing threat from pirates and/or other attacks. Where the vessel's position or a change in threat activity causes an increase in risk, the reporting interval will be increased according to the increase in risk and the vessel will be informed as the situation develops. If a vessel fails to meet intended waypoints or submit positional information this will register as an alarm to which a response is made in accordance with pre-planned procedures. If the vessel's position (in relation to both location and safety) cannot be clarified, emergency procedures will be immediately instigated.
Open Ocean's complete risk management and security service
Open Ocean can provide any one of the following
services or all of them in a fully managed transit service.