From terrorism to refugees to regional tensions – there’s plenty to keep Indians up at night. With that in mind, the country has, in recent years, redoubled its efforts to protect its seas and coastline, enhancing its maritime domain awareness, rapidly adopting new technologies and analytics.
Against this backdrop, comes the first edition of the India Maritime Threat Map. It reveals some of the anomalies found when applying AI-driven, behavioral analysis to vessels, enabling organizations to anticipate threats, and stay ahead of their adversaries. Key findings, include:
Increasing activity by foreign surveillance vessels in the Bay of Bengal.
Large number of vessels crossing the Arabian Sea with armed guards aboard, to protect against piracy.
Prevalence of journeys indicative of illicit activity, such as drug smuggling.
If you like the India Maritime Threat Map, check out our European version, which we published earlier this year. And stay tuned for more threat maps for other parts of the world. For now, stay safe!
Gur Sender is a Pre-Sale Manager at Windward
Download a PDF of the Map
Not all dark activities are created equal: masterclass highlights
How does the duration of dark activity impact risk? Is an identity change risky on its own? These are some of the questions we tackle in our latest masterclass, Tanker Tricks and Deep Dark Activity. Dror Salzman, an Intelligence Research Manager on Windward’s product team, says that context is crucial in detecting new typologies and…
Measuring false positives and what they mean for your business
Financial institutions have very little room for error. Mistakes are costly, so a more risk-averse approach to transaction screening and compliance can seem like the better business decision. But traditional technologies trigger too many investigations – stunting growth and business. In this blog, we’ll explain how maritime AI can help diminish the number of false…
Container monitoring: The risk headache for financial institutions
According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), the amount of illicit money being laundered through international trade is believed to be on the rise. While financial institutions have picked up their efforts to manage this risk, document verification is still a challenge. Identifying fictitious documents and false invoicing to facilitate trade-based money laundering (TBML)…
Due diligence processes can be both timely and resource-intensive. Stakeholders need to accurately evaluate the potential costs and threats involved in a transaction or trade, but this can prove difficult without a comprehensive overview of the relevant risk factors. While some organizations may use vessel information or sanctions screening, it’s simply not enough to keep…
The green effect: emission visibility as a competitive advantage
Decarbonization efforts have been trending in the news lately. But for industries like shipping, the attention is primarily on regulators. Why? Shipping and the stakeholders involved are global and out of scope for nation-by-nation policies. The IMO (international marine organization) has stepped in to try and provide a standard for the industry. However, waiting for…
Staying ahead of Myanmar sanctions: The 48 vessels no one is looking at
On February 1st, Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup d’état. Following the military coup, the United States, EU, UK, and Canada announced targeted economic sanctions against the country’s military leaders and a handful of military-held companies. And the list of targets is bound to grow. In this developing situation, behavioral vessel risk intelligence is…