Weather and optional voyage planning now included
MaRisk will soon be updated with new tools and functionalities.
- Weather overlay: Show weather forecast data directly on the MaRisk map
- Datum: Shows likely Somali pirate group attack ranges
- Distance tool: Measure distances on the map
- Report functionality: Send or download an overview of incidents in a given time-span
- Voyage planner: Plot, share and import vessel routes
Risk Intelligence sponsors local event
Risk Intelligence sponsors the local event Vedbæk Havnedag on Sunday 21 August 2011. The event on the Vedbæk Marina connects local organisations, businesses and other for a day of activities in and around the harbour and marina.
With its focus on maritime security and its location 100m from the marina, Risk Intelligence has found it natural to support this excellent initiative.
During the day Risk Intelligence will have an exhibition stand to explain about our activities.
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After the hijacking of the Danish yacht ING on 24 February 2011, Risk Intelligence outlines the background of yacht hijackings off Somalia.
Please find the briefing under "News", in the right hand corner under "Sailing boats 2011".
3rd Annual Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition
Risk Intelligence Senior Analyst Karsten von Hoesslin is interviewed about the current piracy trends in this video from the 3rd Annual Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference.
Watch it here.
(The sound quality is very poor, unfortunately).
Case study of a pirate attack
Risk Intelligence is proud to present our new corporate movie on the front page of www.riskintelligence.eu
The movie details a case study of how a container vessel was attacked off East Africa and how Risk Intelligence's analysts and consultants were in support of the vessel and company.
Over at www.marisk.dk a new movie is also available. It shows how the maritime threat monitor MaRisk works and how it can be used by shipping, oil, gas and offshore companies as well as navies, government organisations and others.
MARLO Conference Raffles Dubai
Managing Director & CEO Hans Tino Hansen gave a presentation on Somali piracy leaders and how they have developed from the early starters in the 1990s over the "entrepreneurs" in the early 2000s developing piracy and hijack for ransom as a "business model".
The majority of piracy leaders coming into piracy after 2008 have mostly emerged from the lieutenants of the first "entrepreneurs".
The main message of the presentation was that until the international forces fighting piracy understands that most of these leaders should be seen as dynamic "entrepreneurs", they will be able to maintain the initiative and constantly be one step ahead of the anti-piracy efforts.
Free download in PDF Implications of Somali mother ships
The increased use of large hijacked cargo ships and trawlers as mother ships by Somali pirates is a “game changer.” Using hijacked ships and their kidnapped crew will let pirates operate despite the harsher weather during the winter monsoon. The maritime security consultancy Risk Intelligence has released an assessment of the consequences of this new strategy.
“Piracy off Somalia have traditionally tapered off during the monsoon, but with this new development, there might be no let-up in pirate attacks during this year’s winter monsoon” says Dirk Steffen, Director of consultancy in Risk Intelligence.
The assessment from Risk Intelligence finds that some of the implications of the new pirate tactics are:
- Reduced dependency on seasons, currents and weather conditions
- Increased range
- Higher transit speeds
- Mother ships used for direct attack
- Threat of reprisal against captured crew of the hijacked vessels
“This provides the shipping industry and navies with a number of important security risk challenges, but also with some opportunities for combating piracy”, says Hans Tino Hansen, CEO of Risk Intelligence
Please download the assessment “Implications of the use of hijacked vessels by Somali pirates” on the right upper hand side of this page.
For any quesitons please contact Risk Intelligence +45 70 26 62 30
Free download in PDF Review of 2010 and Outlook for 2011
Piracy, militant attacks against oil infrastructure and other maritime security incidents in the Niger Delta and off Lagos are set to follow a pattern defined by the upcoming elections and the faltering amnesty.
Risk Intelligence's experts have compiled an assessments of the developments in 2010 and produced a forecast for 2011.
Please find Risk Intelligence’s forecast for maritime security in Nigeria 2011 for free download (PDF) on the upper right hand side (Grey download banner).