Dryad Maritime unveils new anti-piracy centre in Portsmouth

Maritime intelligence company Dryad Maritime has unveiled a new state of the art global anti-piracy centre has been unveiled in Portsmouth. The centre is  monitors and analyses the movements, assaults and trends of pirate  action groups around the world. The centre provides information on where the pirates are, where they are headed and what they look like. When too close for comfort, the centre warns ships and they are diverted to  safer waters. Manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by a team of ex-Royal Navy warfare specialists and intelligence experts.

“Our new Operations Centre is a great asset to Dryad and to our clients in the shipping, super yacht and energy industries. Not only does the new technology help with the scalability of our operations but it gives the Centre a true futuristic feel, something that people always associate with intelligence,”
says Graeme Gibbon Brooks, managing director of Dryad Maritime.

“We expect the threat from piracy to continue and we are investing heavily in infrastructure and technology to give our clients an outsourced operations centre that rivals any naval force. Utilising analysis led Maritime Intelligence can save on average 3-4 days for a vessel in transit with related savings to charterers and shipowners on bunkers, hire and the employment of physical security teams amounting to around $90,000 - $220,000 per transit,” says Karen Jacques, chief operating officer, Dryad Maritime.