A chart piracy overlay
Transas Marine has added a 'Piracy Information Overlay' (PIO) to its navigation product portfolio.
In a sad reflection of the perils of life at sea, the international company has integrated the piracy overlay into its FleetView Online SSAS-tracking and Navi-Planner 4000 voyage planning software.
The piracy data itself is provided by Bergen Risk Solutions - claimed to be based on intelligence from several recognised and authoritative sources on sea piracy.
The service allows users to overlay piracy information onto existing electronic data, providing the up-to-date information essential for planning avoidance measures when transiting a potential piracy area.
Transas explains that this means that active decisions can be made during voyage planning or fleet monitoring to avoid dangerous areas.
Piracy information is displayed in different colours, depending on the type of incident. Users can choose how far back in time piracy incidents should be shown in order to filter out old information. PIO data service is automated and updated at least every 24 hours.
Details from Transas below . .