ICEYE launches new solution in fight against illegal shipping

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ICEYE has launched its global Dark Vessel Detection solution to enable governments to better manage Exclusive Economic Zones and spot vessels that have switched off their AIS transponders.

The company, which specializes in radar technology and satellite imagery for a range of sectors, including maritime, says Dark Vessel Detection will be a 24/7, all weather source of actionable information.

The technology combines synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite data from ICEYE and AIS data from vessels. It is built on ICEYE’s own radar imaging satellite constellation data, which provides a reliable source of information.

Vessels engaged in illegal activities can choose to turn off their AIS transponders to avoid detection from authorities.

Customers will now have access to both location information and radar satellite images of all detectable vessels, even when they do not have their AIS transponders turned on.

“Dark Vessel Detection offered by ICEYE is built for governments around the world for improving the maritime safety of their regions,” said Steve Young, Vice President, Business Development and Sales, ICEYE.

“This unique solution enables authorities to take action based on reliable information. Data users can improve their enforcement activities against illegal transshipments of goods, help them in addressing illegal fishing, and assist in curbing drug and human trafficking.”

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