ICEYE has deployed its global Dark Vessel Detection solution for governmental maritime security customers, the company announced Monday. This solution combines synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite data from ICEYE, and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data from vessels.
The company said Dark Vessel Detection is used as a source of actionable information for governments monitoring their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ), day and night, and even through cloud cover. Its customers have access to both location information and radar satellite images of all detectable vessels, even if a vessel engaged in illegal activities does not have its 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,” ICEYE Vice President, Business Development and Sales Steve young said. “This unique solution enables authorities to take action based on reliable information. Data users can improve their enforcement activities against illegal trans-shipments of goods, help them in addressing illegal fishing, and assist in curbing drug and human trafficking.”